IU Southeast student affairs named “Promising Place to Work” for third consecutive year

24th March 2017

NEW ALBANY, Ind. — For the third consecutive year, the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has named IU Southeast one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs.

IU Southeast and 17 other universities received this distinction for 2017. The universities were featured in the March 23 issue of Diverse.

Diverse and the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at 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:

  • Family friendliness
  • Salary/benefits
  • Professional development opportunities.

At IU Southeast, Vice Chancellor Jason Meriwether oversees the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. Fifty-four full-time and 75 part-time staff members in various departments — including the Adult Student Center, the Career Development Center, Campus Life and others — work in this division.

“Earning this accolade for the third consecutive year and being among the peer institutions named to this list is an honor for our university,” Meriwether said. “We are committed to creating a robust learning experience for our students and a dynamic professional experience for our enrollment management and student affairs team. We are grateful to CHEE and Diverse for providing a venue to celebrate commitment to diversity in a measurable and quantifiable way.”

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 CHEE.

The study highlighted four Promising Practices that hold promise for achieving the outcomes desired with student affairs staff. They are:

  • A culture of evidence-based practice
  • Engagement in the broader profession
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence
  • Fostered organizational mindset for learning and improvement

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.