College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu sent the following message to faculty and staff on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, regarding a virtual town hall to discuss the results of the most recent Great Colleges to Work For Survey:


Dear Faculty and Staff,

I’m pleased to invite you to a virtual town hall on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. to learn about the results of the most recent Great Colleges to Work For Survey.

Richard Boyer, senior consultant for ModernThink, the consulting firm that administered the survey, will present the results and answer questions. This virtual event will be conducted using the Microsoft Teams Live Event platform, which is the same software we have used for all of our COVID-19 town halls. The event link is here and provided below. For those who are unable to attend the live event, a recording of the town hall will be made available on the College’s website for viewing at any time.

As a reminder, the Great Colleges survey was conducted during the spring 2021 semester, with the goal of soliciting employee feedback about our workplace and culture. The results will help inform the College’s strategic plan and will enable us to compare our survey results with other colleges and universities. We had strong participation in the survey. With around 930 total responses, our overall response rate was 52%. This high level of participation provides valuable data and demonstrates your commitment to improving our workplace.

While the survey results identify both weaknesses and strengths, the College is committed to transparency and open communication. As we delve into the results and their meaning, my hope is that all of you will continue to stay engaged in this process so that we can work together to make our university a great place to work, live and learn.

If you would like to review our institution’s previous Great Colleges to Work For survey results (2019, 2015 and 2013), you may read them here (CofC login required).

I look forward to “seeing” you on Thursday, Sept. 23.


Andrew T. Hsu, Ph.D.
College of Charleston