MDC makes the Honor Roll once again and has been recognized every year since the program’s inception.
Miami, Sept. 16, 2019 – For the eleventh consecutive year, Miami Dade College (MDC) has been named among the nation’s Great Colleges to Work For by ModernThink, LLC. In addition, MDC again made the Honor Roll for being recognized in multiple categories. The results were released today in a special insert in the Chronicle of Higher Education, a major higher education publication.
“This is a great honor for our institution and its dedicated faculty and staff,” said MDC Interim President Dr. Rolando Montoya. “I am truly grateful for their tireless contribution to enhancing the education and lives of our students. Thank you.”
MDC was recognized in the following categories: Collaborative Governance; Professional/Career Development Programs; Compensation & Benefits; Job Satisfaction; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship; Respect and Appreciation; and Diversity.
ModernThink is a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide. This year’s results are based on a survey of 236 colleges and universities. In all, 85 of the 236 institutions were recognized for specific best practices and policies.
“The institutions recognized in this year’s Great Colleges to Work For program don’t wait for problems to occur to pay attention to their people,” said Richard K. Boyer, principal and managing partners, ModernThink LLC. “Conversely, they’re intentional (and successful!) in being good stewards of their institutions’ cultures and shaping the day-to-day experience of their faculty and staff to the ultimate benefit of their students.”
MDC joins other top institutions in receiving this distinction including Baylor University, Hofstra University, Quinnipiac University and the University of Southern California, among others.
Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit the Great College Program website at https://greatcollegesprogram.com/list/colleges/
About Miami Dade College
Miami Dade College is the largest degree-granting institution in the nation. The college’s eight campuses offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways including several baccalaureate degrees in biological sciences, engineering, data analytics, information systems technology, education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film and others. MDC is the recipient of top national awards. As Democracy’s College, MDC changes lives through accessible, high quality-teaching and learning experiences. It is the home of the Miami Culinary Institute, the Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex, the Miami Fashion Institute, the Eig-Watson School of Aviation, The Idea Center, the Cybersecurity Center of the Americas, the Cloud Computing Center, the Center for Learning, Innovation and Simulation, the School for Advanced Studies, and the New World School of the Arts, to name a few of its most innovative programs. MDC has been named among the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The College embraces its responsibility to serve as an economic, cultural, and civic leader for the advancement of our diverse global community. Its alumni and employees contribute more than $3 billion annually to the local economy, and MDC graduates occupy top leadership positions in every major industry. MDC is renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is also the home of the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, the MDC Live! Performing Arts Series, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, the Tower Theater, Dyer Building, Koubek Center Mansion and Gardens, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, a sculpture park and a large art gallery system. MDC has admitted more than 2,000,000 students and counting, since it opened its doors in 1960. For more information, visit www.mdc.edu.
About ModernThink LLC:
As a research and consulting leader in workplace issues, ModernThink has supported a wide variety of “Best Place to Work” initiatives. Through these programs, the firm has gained substantial survey and industry expertise, including specific insight into higher education. ModernThink knows what it takes to build a great place to work and shares that know-how with its clients. The ModernThink team of organizational development experts is dedicated to helping colleges follow through and capitalize on feedback from employees and benchmark data from peers to drive meaningful change at their institutions. Learn more at www.modernthink.com.