American Public University System

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Managers are very helpful, but students can be difficult

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Remote, OR
Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Remote, OR

I have been working at American Public University System

Pros

-decent compensation
-very supportive program directors
-solid curriculum
-great colleagues
-professional development opportunities

Cons

-some classes require a lot of grading
-there are (too) many entitled students who make the job less fulfilling
-some students try to intimidate or bully instructors for better grades
(these students exist everywhere, but they seem to be more prevalent here)
-the extension system requires faculty to be responsible for students (and more grading) long after a course has ended, which can result in always having a "shadow" course to teach, in addition to new courses and responsibilities

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more supportive of faculty and program directors. Senior management seems more interested in retaining students at all costs, even overturning the (valid and fair) decisions of program directors and faculty members at times.

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  1.  

    Great Entry Level Position

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Customer Service in Charles Town, WV
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Customer Service in Charles Town, WV

    I have been working at American Public University System

    Pros

    -Good starting pay
    -Decent benefits
    -Great growth opportunities

    Cons

    -Job functions can be kind of blurry
    -Sometimes a little overly bureaucratic for such a dynamic industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. Apus is a organization with an excellent business model. It seems that I am very lucky to be working at APUS. It would be cool if some of the job titles matched other companies titles (Student Accounts instead of Accounts Receivable).

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Watch your back.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charles Town, WV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charles Town, WV

    I worked at American Public University System

    Pros

    Educational opportunities and benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Management doesn't have a clue how to manage and they are continually supported by their friends at higher levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house of current management and hire folks who know how to manage. Be customer focused.

    Doesn't Recommend
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