Pros: great co-workers at the program level that support one another. good benefits.
Cons: upper management not easily available, underqualified faculty often hired before verfication of credentials and no teaching experience, no employee training, poor technology support, antiquated communication system, alot of money wasted that could be better spent elsewhere
Systems office said be prepared for a full day of new employee orientation on your first day. It consisted of 15 minutes where I filled out my I-9, was handed a bunch of insurance information to look at on my own time, handed a pamphlet regarding Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, signed a form for keys to my office, signed a form for the laptop I – more... was given. That was it. Went to my office where left over furniture that no one else wanted was set-up, no chair for me to even sit in. It only goes downhill from there. The President spends so much time traveling for her kids sports functions, taking cruises, going on out-of-state and out-of-country vacations; I really wonder why she even took a job A job whereby there is a large amount of responsibility and employees would like to know that the president is present and informed.
At a Professional Development Day, the President got up to speak and we thought it would be one of those morale boosting, motivational speeches. It started out that way and then devolved into a reprimand where she stated she was caught off guard and embarrassed at one of the Board Meetings where it was noted that yet again West Texas Campus enrollment was down after she had promised her peers and the chancellor that it would not be down. She made that promise without asking for valid data and current numbers from her cabinet members; so we paid the price. During the next enrollment we all worked from the start of the day until 8 and 9 every weekday evening as well as on Saturday and Sunday. While we were working 7 days a week over 70 hours that week; the President spent the weekend up in Dallas for her birthday at a Texas Rangers Game.
There is no feedback as to your performance; good or bad. Drastic decision making by upper management does not seem to be clearly thought out or based on any valid information or analysis. It seems to be based on immediate wants/needs and favors the desires of "friends" in the community. – less