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Dominican University of California Reviews in San Rafael, CA

Updated February 21, 2014
Updated February 21, 2014
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    Adjunct faculty

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor  in  San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in San Rafael, CA

    Pros

    New science building has all the necessary services and tools to provide a great lecture. Great group of students in the MS in biology. Program has grown significantly in the last 4 years.

    Cons

    Almost no interaction with other adjunct or full-time faculty. Parking can be issue from 8 to 5 pm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
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    A small university with big potential

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA

    Pros

    It's a creative, intellectually stimulating environment. The campus is situated in a picturesque park-like setting. The staff and faculty are friendly and help support each other. Nice perks include use of the athletic facilities, free access to performing arts, some public lectures and reduced tuition, or the option to audit classes.

    Cons

    Certain departments are understaffed and underfunded. Getting policies and procedures approved can be arduous. Pay rates (other than faculty) for this non-profit University is under industry standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There could be better communication around career development. For staff retention, the cost of higher compensation should be compared to the cost/time for hiring new staff and determining the overall negative impact on business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Like Family

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor  in  San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in San Rafael, CA

    Pros

    Extremely friendly, welcoming, supportive environment for new teachers

    Cons

    None, things have been really wonderful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    My department offers a nice transition into the Career field for new professionals.

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    Current Employee - Career Counselor  in  San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Career Counselor in San Rafael, CA

    Pros

    Small, community-oriented environment
    Open communication and dissemination of information
    Much of the staff and faculty are continual learners

    Cons

    Some processes are behind the times--need upgrades as far as streamlining processes like methods of communication

    Recommends
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    It has been a learning experience!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA

    Pros

    Great colleagues (for the most part)
    Great pleace to grow because of the small school environment = a lot of opportunity to be creative.

    Cons

    Administrators compensation is beyond excessive!
    Growth in student population doesn't mean growth in staff to support students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize what and where we are as an institution of higher education. We are not Berkeley, Stanford, or USF. Work with what we've got!

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