(LOS ANGELES) (May 2, 2014)—A national study conducted by the Center for Inclusion, Diversity and Academic Success (IDEAS) has resulted in The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) being named to the 30+ Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs list of higher education institutions. The study was presented by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). TCSPP is the leading nonprofit national graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral and health sciences.
The IDEAS study yields insight into diversity in the student affairs workplace and offers a useful tool for employers, career services staff, and job-seekers across the country. With a focus on workplace diversity, staffing practices and work environment, a five-member advisory board and IDEAS research team found The Chicago School to be among the best at promoting diversity recruitment. A web-based survey approach to examine categories such as family friendliness, salary/benefits and professional development opportunities was used as the determining criteria.
“The findings of this study reflect and confirm The Chicago School’s effective diversity recruitment efforts in our Student Affairs Division and throughout our institution,” stated Michele Nealon-Woods, Psy.D., national president of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. “Recognition from studies such as this strongly reinforces our commitment to ongoing professional development and fostering of best practices among our staff.”
The Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs Survey was sent to all Senior Student Affairs Officers of ACPA-member institutions. Diverse, ACPA and IDEAS plan to do additional studies in other higher education sectors in the coming months.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Student Affairs Division is a community of supportive professionals dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive campus environment that allows students to take full advantage of academic and co-curricular offerings. TCSPP supports students by offering a variety of comprehensive programs and services designed to help students succeed. A multitude of resources are available to ensure students' smooth transition into The Chicago School as well as provide assistance throughout the educational experience.
About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Founded in 1979 and celebrating 35 years, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral and health sciences. It serves more than 4,300 students across campuses in Chicago; Los Angeles and branches in Irvine & Westwood); and Washington D.C. as well as online programs. The institution is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and its Clinical Psychology doctoral program in Chicago is accredited by the American Psychological Association. A member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, TCSPP is recognized for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The community service initiatives on the Chicago Campus have also earned recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for six consecutive years, and the Los Angeles Campus gained its first award in 2013. With more than 20 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is a leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu.