The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) and New York Institute of Technology (home to the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine) have been listed as two of the “Great Colleges to Work For 2011” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The list is based on survey responses from nearly 44,000 people at 310 institutions. Schools were scored on 12 features of excellent academic workplaces.
WVSOM received recognition in six categories: professional/career development programs, confidence in senior leadership, teaching environment, job satisfaction, respect and appreciation, and facilities, workplaces and security. The school was also one of 42 institutions listed on the honor roll, which represented institutions that received the most recognition in their size categories. The New York Institute of Technology was recognized for its compensation and benefits and its teaching environment.
The Chronicle’s fourth annual survey gathered information in two parts: first, an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies; and second, a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback provided through the survey.