As a former full-time faculty member at a big ten university, it is quite an adjustment being only a part-time adjunct faculty person. IWU has so many adjuncts that it is difficult to get assignments for courses I would like to teach. This is definitely not a dependable job for someone who needs to be able to count on a certain income. The students, – more... however, are mostly wonderful and more diverse than in my previous job. – less
Office Manager (Former Employee), Dayton, OH – September 28, 2013
Pros: benefits, working on the marion, in campus, wonderful colleagues
Cons: marion, in is a community in decline
I moved across country to work at IWU, specifically for one of the Assistant Provosts. I am so glad I did. the Assistant Provost was a leader who daily dedicated himself to the University, and to the academic leaders he supported. Being part of the Assistant Provost's team brought me tremendous personal and professional satisfaction in a job well done, – more... but also in a job that mattered. I made a difference and that is a rare feeling an employee experiences day after day.
My position was eliminated in the work force reduction at the end of FY2012. I thought I was fortunate that I would have the opportunity to continue being employed with IWU in Dayton, Ohio. The move to Dayton was a success in that I enjoy living in Dayton. What was not positive was my work experience with my immediate supervisor and the AVP. Their leadership style failed to meet standards that positive leaders exhibit daily. They were known for being difficult to work with, and in fact they sometimes seemed to delight in generating stress and provoking colleagues.
I wish I could go back to Marion, IN and support the Assistant Provost. That was a job that brought me a great deal of contentment. I hope that my future career opportunities bring me the same sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that this job gave me. – less
Adjunct Faculty (Class Facilitator) (Former Employee), Fort Wayne, IN – August 13, 2013
Pros: it paid very well for the amount of time put into the class.
Cons: it often resulted in long drives late at night depending on where my class was being held.
I taught night classes, often off-campus. Class sizes ranged from 10 to 15 adults. Classes were approximately 4 hours once per week. I lectured, assigned projects, and wrote syllabuses for the class. Since I had obtained my education in the same manner as these adults, I was able to give them the benefit of my experience in class as well as in my job – more... field. I did not have co-workers in the classroom, only other facilitators in other classes. The hardest part of the job was time management due to the many discussions we would have on various subjects we were studying. The most enjoyable part of the job was observing the students grow in their papers and projects knowing that my class was one more step closer to their graduation. – less
Work Control Coordinator (Former Employee), Marion, IN – August 13, 2013
Pros: benefits, free tuition for family, wellness program
Cons: work load unequal for some
The typical day in Facilities was unpredictable, but that was good thing it kept the job fresh and exciting. I earned my degree and throughly enjoyed my job. My coworkers were( Are) like family and the hardest part of the job was leaving. I learned many valuable lessons that have left a lifetime impression on me all leading towards better life, spirituality – more... and devotion to my beliefs. – less
full-time student (Current Employee), Marion, Indiana – April 26, 2013
Pros: christian based
Cons: could not work a part-time job because of the busy schedule between family and school obligations
Full-time College Student for 2 years, Indiana Wesleyan University is a Christian based college that adheres to very strict moral conduct and Christan values. I am very pleased with the education I recieved at Indiana Wesleyan University. As a Student there are no benefits, no job security, no management, However attending college as a traditional student – more... with a family was rewarding. – less
Coordinator of Electives (Former Employee), Marion, IN – February 3, 2013
Pros: great work environment, working with students, and flexibility
Cons: as with most any job these days there was no job security.
My typical day at work involved working with students to schedule classes to complete their degree, or to help them schedule classes needed before being admitted to a degree program. I also created the schedule of electives classes, determined if there were enough students registered for a class in order to let the class go. I worked with various other – more... departments to set up a study abroad program. At times I would work with students to make sure they received their books and materials for classes. – less
Community Coordinator (CC) (Current Employee), Marion, IN – July 27, 2012
Pros: lots of fun
At this place I was given many responsibilities I had no experience with. They hired me because my personality fit the job description. I had fun doing what I loved to do. For training we got to go camping, play games, and complete different situations. My job was to encourage community within the dorm. The hardest part of the job was to be responsible – more... with my time. I had to keep a 3.0 GPA or higher and I had to help other girls do the same. Many different situations came up within the dorm that I had to deal with. – less
Student Manager (Current Employee), Marion, IN – March 6, 2012
Working at the College Store has been the perfect fit for my time at the University. The hours are flexible based on my needs. Finding replacements is easy when emergency assignments arise. Coworkers and boss are wonderful.