Northwest College

Annual Report

2012-13

Great Workplace

Institutional Priority: Great Workplace
Imperative #2:

Northwest College shall be a great place to work.

Strategic Goals:

-Employee satisfaction with Shared Governance and Senior Leadership exceeds national benchmark levels of the “Great Colleges to Work For” annual survey.

-Employee satisfaction with communications and Faculty, Administration, and Staff Relations exceeds national benchmark levels of the “Great Colleges to Work For” annual survey.

  • CLARIFYING POLICIES
    Multiple changes to clarify the college’s Employment Handbook include a considerable revision of the dispute resolution policy that implements a transformative mediation program to help solve issues at a more informal level.
  • ENHANCING SHARED GOVERNANCE
    Created by a cross-constituency committee, a new Shared Governance and Decision-Making Guide defines and explains NWC’s version of shared governance.
  • BEING CIVIL
    As a result of recommendations by a campus Trust, Respect, Understanding and Support Team, a civility statement was formalized to promote and “...affirm civility as the foundation of our professional behavior.”
  • COMMUNICATING AFTER MEETINGS
    Rather than waiting on approved committee and council meeting minutes, employees now receive summaries soon after meetings occur.
  • TRAINING SUPERVISORS
    As a new Mountain States Employers Council member, the College is planning a half-day supervisory training on employment law and core competencies for supervisors.
  • DEVELOPING PROFESSIONALLY
    From employee supervision and workplace productivity to email tips and leadership training, NWC offered a variety of professional development opportunities for faculty and staff through webinars and other venues. More than 400 courses were taken by NWC employees through the Center for Training and Development. Nearly 25% of eligible employees participated in a tuition waiver program by taking NWC classes.
  • RECRUITING FACULTY & STAFF
    With a commitment to hiring high-quality faculty and staff who will improve our students’ experiences and enjoy the quality of life offered in northwest Wyoming, the Human Resources Office conducted more than 30 employee searches during the year.
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