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SVCC Named Great College to Work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education

This is the first year SVCC has participated in The Chronicle Great Colleges to Work For® program survey conducted in partnership with ModernThink LLC. Sauk was awarded excellence in four categories for 2-year colleges with attendance of 500-2,999:

  • Collaborative Governance
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Work/Life Balance

The Chronicle Great Colleges to Work For® program recognizes institutions that successfully create great workplaces. At the core of the program is a two-part assessment process: a faculty/staff survey (The ModernThink Higher Education Insight Survey©) and an institutional audit capturing information detailing various institution demographics, policies, practices and infrastructure.

As one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country, Sauk is very proud to be recognized by The Chronicle Great Colleges to Work For® program. SVCC President, Dr. Dave Hellmich shared, “Sauk Valley Community College is a great place to work because the faculty and staff strive to live our college’s shared ethical values—respecting the work and dignity of all people; standing for integrity and fairness; and encouraging responsibility, accountability and persistence in a caring, supportive environment. We strive every day to achieve these values as we pursue our mission of dedication to teaching and scholarship while engaging the community in economic development.

Full-time and part-time faculty and staff were randomly selected to participate in the survey. The ModernThink Higher Education Insight Survey© has been used in over 55 “Best Place to Work” programs with more than 4,000 organizations. The survey measures the extent to which employees are involved and engaged in the organization and ultimately, the quality of the workplace experience.

To be eligible for participation, institutions must be non-profit, located in the United States, and have at least 500 students. For more information about the survey and recipients, visit