Great Colleges to Work For 2011

Humanity Plus Flexibility Add Up to Strong Work-Life Balance

David Stephenson for The Chronicle

Sharon Whitehead (left), now a dean at Somerset Community College, was granted nearly a year of paid sick leave after being diagnosed with cancer—a move endorsed by Somerset’s president, Jo Marshall (right).
July 24, 2011

After Sharon Whitehead was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2001, she worried about how her employer, Somerset Community College, would respond to her request for leave. Even if she returned, she feared she might not immediately be able to perform her…

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