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More than anything, there is a culture of secrecy and obfuscation. Staff and faculty are frequently reminded about what they should not discuss or tell anyone, very little of which actually has anything to do with FERPA or other legitimate privacy concerns. Those in control want everything to look perfect on the surface and do everything they can to conceal the real reasons for any of the decisions they make. Rumors abound since there is no transparency. Unproductive employees who won't stir the pot because they never do anything are rewarded for their uselessness, while those who are the most creative and industrious and do the most to uphold the quality of the university's programs are exploited. Questions and suggestions are absolutely not tolerated. Employees have remarked that their job security depends entirely on how well they can keep quiet and pretend to be content with everything.

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Quixotic management who will turn on employees without legitimate reason.

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