Adjunct Instructor (Former Employee) – Owensboro, KY – June 4, 2014
I taught one-two undergraduate courses for WKU-O which typically met Wednesday afternoons/evenings. At WKU I learned about being part of a regional campus and the relationship of that campus to the main campus in Bowling Green, KY which was new to me. I also learned that teaching juniors and seniors in college is a different experience from teaching freshmen and sophomores; I liked each for different reasons. I was warmly welcomed as part of the faculty and everyone was willing to help and support me. I had less frequent interactions with either administration or other staff as WKU-O has a much smaller enrollment compared to the community colleges locally. Management changed once while I was there but with a smooth transition; the focus through my years there was to transition away from renting space on OCTC's campus and move WKU-O to its own new facility across the street. The new facility was wonderful. My co-workers were very supportive, though I met few of them, except at instructor orientations at the beginning of each school year. My favorite moment was meeting and presenting with the instructor who teaches courses on death and dying; we team taught the chaplain staff at Owensboro Health (the large hospital in Owensboro) on issues of religious and cultural sensitivity in a healthcare setting. The hardest part of the job was the low pay and lack of benefits, which is attributable not so much to WKU-O but to the state legislature of Kentucky with their continual budget cuts to higher education. WKU did allow for a raise in 2011 and I was also paid for my mileagemore... as I commuted to work each week from Henderson. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping students learn and advance their education, and helping them succeed in my course and at WKU-O in general.less
Long working hours, heavy work load and required meeting attendance as well as public, university and department service.
Assistant Professor of Education (Former Employee) – Bowling Green, KY 42101 – August 31, 2017
Long working hours, heavy work load and required meeting attendance as well as public, university and department service. Working with students is wonderful. Great support from colleagues. Communication not always the best.
Graduate Assistant/Program Assistant (Current Employee) – Bowling Green, KY – June 17, 2017
WKU is a good place to work, however, they are very slow and reluctant about moving things forward and fast. It is understandable that compensation is not up to the mark as they are an educational institute in Kentucky.
Computer Lab Consultant (Former Employee) – Bowling Green, KY – June 5, 2017
Great place to work and earn money while in college. Got to meet a lot of great people and gain some good experience in higher education. Wish I could have gotten along with the head boss, loved my SLM though.
Math Tutor (Former Employee) – Glasgow, KY – May 21, 2017
I love teaching, it has always been my passion. I love working with students who are sincere and care about learning. I tutored students that were taking remedial courses to upper-level calculus courses to math education courses.
Exam Proctor (Team Leader) / Student (Current Employee) – Bowling Green, KY 42101 – May 14, 2017
Great work environment. They really encourage you to do your best and to keep your studies up. Great place to advance. It really has at atmosphere that is laid back and doesn't rush your work. It prefers quality over quantity.
Discount lunches, great atomsphere, friendly atomsphere.
IT Helpdesk Student Consultant (Former Employee) – Bowling Green, KY – May 12, 2017
Working at the IT Helpdesk has been an amazing experience I enjoyed immensely. I gained great skills in customer service and technical help through a through training period and the environment is truly encouraging to its workers. Not once do I regret working at this position.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Bowling Green, KY – May 2, 2017
Worked with students in classroom beforehand and out in the field. Was given stipend and transportation cost for field experience. Stresses of handling 13 college age students out in the field took its toll but overall was a great experience.
Having to deal with reservations and rental locations at field site
Student Employee (Current Employee) – Bowling Green, KY – April 28, 2017
This school is excellent for students. However, it runs more like a corporation than a school. Many faculty and staff members go through a lot of channels to get things accomplished, so it can be frustrating trying to accomplish a task.
Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) – Bowling Green, KY – April 24, 2017
After 4 years in undergrad and one year as a graduate student/assistant, I have thoroughly enjoyed my working experience at WKU. I greatly appreciate the attention payed by the faculty and employees here.
Nursing Instructor (Former Employee) – Bowling Green, KY – April 12, 2017
Great co-workers to assist with improvements of clinical practice. Typical day included teaching nursing students at clinical bedside. Management allowed freedom to incorporate personal knowledge from experience. The hardest part of the job was learning the self study necessary for accreditation. I truly enjoyed teaching the students and watching them apply high quality medical care.
Time off on weekends and holidays, 4 weeks during christmas
Wish our clinical time was 16 weeks instead of just 12 weeks
Coordinator, Student Services Supervisor (Current Employee) – Bowling Green, KY – April 7, 2017
This is a great place to work. I have held many positions at Western Kentucky University. I have highly enjoyed my 10 years working at this facility. I would highly recommend this work environment to anyone.