Pros: great benefits, co-workers, time off, high job satisfaction, motivates one to stay current in field of choice, reduced hours in the summer
Cons: during semesters: very long hours (60+ hours per week)
Kent State University fosters a positive work environment. The university advocates employee independence and creativity without abiding to a set schedule. As instructors we have a set teaching schedule, although other work responsibilities are dictated by our own accord.
The university provides unlimited resources as well as open communication as a top priority, allowing for faculty and staff to optimize and achieve our potential and better our productivity.
The hardest part of the profession is to be able to restrict work responsibilities and simply saying no because of the positive feedback and job satisfaction.