Poor Communication between management and faculty/staff
faculty (Former Employee) – Washington City, DC – September 20, 2017
University of Maryland University College might be good for students, but it is not necessarily the same for employees. The two main reasons are, first, management either does not or will not communicate effectively with lower faculty and seems easily annoyed at the prospect of having to regularly help or communicate. Second, though a position may be listed as part-time, and the pay is nominal, no faculty position is part-time; they all require full time hours. Paying lower grade faculty almost nothing to dedicate full-time hours saves the university money in the long run. Morale might be great for full professors, but those who are not are seen as an annoyance while expected to keep up an incredible pace of constant grading, feedback, and interacting with students online, otherwise, the threat that faculty will not be offered classes in the future is given.
negative, condescending management, management that does not like to communicate, management that expects everything while offering virtually no guidance