IU Southeast and 16 other universities received this distinction. The universities were featured in the Feb. 26 issue of Diverse.
Diverse and The Ohio State University conducted a national web-based survey to select the universities that were named the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs. The survey contained several categories, including:
- Average salaries
- Gender, ethnic and sexuality diversity
- Child care services
- Flexible work schedules
- Hiring processes
- Long-term planning
- Professional development
- Staff autonomy
At IU Southeast, Vice Chancellor Jason Meriwether oversees the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. Forty-six full-time and 21 part-time staff members in various departments — including the Adult Student Center, the Career Development Center, Campus Life and others — work in this division.
Diverse and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) have conducted the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs survey annually since 2011. The survey is administered by the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at The Ohio State University.
Diverse is an online and print magazine that has reported information about diversity in universities for more than 30 years. The magazine covers topics that affect people in underrepresented age, racial, ethnic, sexuality and other groups.
ACPA, which began in 1924, is a student affairs organization that works with university programs, faculty, staff and students throughout the world.
CHEE is a research center that promotes the responsibilities and roles of public higher education. In addition to conducting research, CHEE analyzes policies and reaches out to universities to help improve higher education.