Norwich University Reviews

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Norwich University President Dr. Richard W. Schneider
Dr. Richard W. Schneider
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  • Great students. Collegial environment.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Northfield, VT
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Northfield, VT

    I have been working at Norwich University full-time (More than 3 years)

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    Pros

    Being a military school, Norwich University has some of the hardest-working students I have ever met. They don't complain for the wrong reasons and take any feedback (including their grades) in stride—not as a personal insult, but as guidance on how to improve. Teaching is one of the core values of this institution, unlike some of the R1 institutions in the US. It's a pleasure to teach and the students are always eager to learn more. The university provides a great benefits package, which includes very low-cost healthcare, dependent care, as well as matching retirement contributions. All of the teaching positions are 9-month, however summer support is provided if you'd like to do research. Faculty development funds are abundant and easy to apply for. Startup packages are fairly generous, especially if you are in the technical field. Overall, this is a dream school, if you don't mind moving to Vermont.

    Cons

    One of the biggest challenges is that you live in Vermont: "A great place to visit and a terrible place to live." Competent medical doctors are very hard to find. For a state with cold and snowy winters that last 70% of the year, the DoT doesn't know how to manage the roads: they almost never plow until it's too late.. and they never use salt.. just sand. Getting anywhere in this state is a drag.. the locals half-jokingly say: "You can't get there from here."

    Advice to Management

    Don't resist change. Know how to manage your employees.


Norwich University Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northfield, VT
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Norwich University (Northfield, VT) in August 2011.

    Interview

    Followed up on a posting on the Norwich University employment website. Note that part of the process involves having official transcripts sent by your alma maters to Norwich, in order to verify that you meet the minimum educational qualifications.

    Interview Questions

    • There were really no difficult questions. Other than asking about my work experience, I was questioned about my teaching experience, which was mostly as a teaching assistant in graduate school. I described it enthusiastically, which may have helped sell me.   Answer Question

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Website www.norwich.edu
Headquarters Northfield, VT
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1819
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
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Whether military man or regular old citizen, Norwich University could be the perfect place to learn the ropes. As both a traditional and a military college Norwich accepts military and civilian students. The coeducational school has an enrollment of about 2,100. It offers 30 on-campus bachelor's programs, a teacher lincensure program, and four ROTC programs. The university is the birthplace of the nation's Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program. The oldest private military college in the US, Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden ... More

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