Adjunct Professor in the MIBA program (Former Employee) – Davie, FL – January 8, 2014
As an adjunct there is no such thing as a typical day at work. When I teach on campus courses are a total of 6 hours every other weekend. I spend at least that amount of time preparing for class. In addition to making sure I cover the key points for each topic I create exercises that students break into small groups to complete. Those exercises are where students tell me they really learn. What I learn is that they have to play an active role in their education. Lecturing alone doesn't do it. I had very little interaction with management or co-workers except the Department Chair with whom I co-wrote an article that was published. The hardest part of the job is grading 40 term papers at the end of the semester. I have a goal of completing the grading in no more than 4 days and I write extensive comments on each paper. Students tell me that many professors don't even return their papers let alone justify the grades that the students receive. The most enjoyable part of the job is the interaction I have with my students. Even on line I have devised a way to approximate discussions each week that are similar to what takes place in a campus class. i think above everything the absolute most enjoyable part of my job is learning from my students.
Relative autonomy in my classes as long as the material was covered.
I never received feedback from the Dean or Dept Chair
Faculty, Research Associate (Former Employee) – USA – September 22, 2017
NSU is classified as a high research and community engaged university by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Admissions Specialist (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – September 17, 2017
You are treated like a robot; eliciting emotions is frowned upon. They have a high turnover rate. There is minimal training for extensive job duties. You basically learn as you go. The employee evaluations are unfairly rated. Even if you do not agree, you are forced to sign.
Assistant Director of undergraduate Admissions (Former Employee) – Davie, FL – August 26, 2017
I believe this employer has potential to be outstanding, but I think managers should make some what of an effort to get to know their employers rather than just using a blanketed approach to all situations. (Offer more support to employers who are full time students)
LAB ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – August 21, 2017
A typical day would be setting up and taking down experiments. The great thing about working as a lab assistant was that it allowed me to become more adjusted to lab techniques, such as pipetting. Moreover, since it was in a school environment, I was already familiar with the professors and students, it was very comfortable and enjoyable.
I worked in the University's Community Relations and Donor department. It was a great department to work in because I worked with people that wanted to make a difference for the students. They wanted the University to be seen as a viable force in the community and provide scholarship opportunities for all students. It was very rewarding.
University is run like a business with more emphasis put on profit than education. This trickles down to how management treats their employees. Each department and college are a different experience when working with or for them. Working at NSU was like watching my career go down with a slow sinking ship.
Director of Hospitality and Building Operations (Former Employee) – North Miami Beach, FL – August 10, 2017
After 16 years of working on that particular university, I created something that it was not there before. They created a position for me, I then created the department from scratch, unfortunately due to a downsizing transition the department was eliminated after 16 years of functioning successfully. Everyday was a different event, special meeting, 6 people, or maybe 350 for which everything was already planned, and just needed to be executed. Worked with different departments together to make achieve all goals and objectives. For me it was the passion for the job, for others was the excitement, fun and free food. ultimately, I could call it a family at work.
Resources, gym, showers for after excercising during lunch breaks and free coffe.
Some of the staff might have taken advantage of the freedom and perks.
Business Analyst (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – August 7, 2017
Workplace culture is friendly and well educated. Employees gather monthly for general meetings ensuring effective communication about various topics. Employees work closely with each other, mentoring and growing collectively.
CLERK (Former Employee) – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – July 31, 2017
The employees were nice. Everybody got along with each other. Management treated everybody fairly. The workload was pretty easy except on the day after a holiday. The yearly raises wasn't all that good.