Kent State Participates in Great Colleges to Work for Survey

When you asked for a better work/life balance, we implemented a flexible work arrangement to be used for participation in university-sponsored wellness activities and events, physical fitness, childcare, professional development, and to more effectively perform daily job responsibilities.

When you requested better information-sharing and stronger connections to senior administration, we created the Kent State University Staff Council that provides a platform for classified and unclassified staff to share ideas, information, and communicate on issues and topics that affect staff and the broader university community.

Kent State University is again participating in the Great Colleges to Work For program, a national survey designed to recognize institutions that have built great workplaces. By doing so, we can continue to track our progress in responding to your insights through a process that provides invaluable internal and external benchmarking. Kent State has been recognized in past years and this year affords us the same opportunity. We encourage you to share your feedback regarding Kent State.

Although recognition is not guaranteed, we remain wholly optimistic about the value we can derive from this program. Your input allows us to improve existing practices and implement new programs and procedures.

An invitation to take the Great Colleges to Work For survey will be distributed to a random selection of our employees and faculty members this spring, meaning you may or may not be chosen to provide feedback. If you receive an invitation, we welcome and encourage you to participate and share your honest viewpoints, as a high response rate helps ensure an accurate representation of our community. We thank everyone who participated last year.

Please note that the survey, which opens March 9 through April 3, is voluntary and completely confidential; our institution cannot trace results back to individuals. ModernThink LLC, an independent management-consulting firm focusing on workplace quality in higher education, will process your survey. ModernThink can be reached at 888.684.4658, or email

Thank you in advance for your participation. Please contact Dr. Susan Perry, Assistant Provost for Accreditation, Assessment and Learning, at, if you have any questions.

POSTED: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 9:16am
UPDATED: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 3:21pm