American University

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great university, but politics as usual

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Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Washington, DC

I have been working at American University full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

american university is a great place to work. it is a small and intimate university, but still offers many of the services that larger institutions offer.

Cons

there are faculty politics as usual. compensation could be much better.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    Program Assistant at the AU Law school

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at American University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great colleagues, good work environment, good work-life balance

    Cons

    salaries have stagnated due to the recession and have not gone up in a few years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Not Preparing Students for Harsh Realities of Real World

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    Current Employee - SIS Instructor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - SIS Instructor in Washington, DC

    I have been working at American University as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent programs and a broad selection of interests. Heavily caters to the international studies school.

    Cons

    The students are very entitled and Deans will intefere with teaching if a student complains loud enough. Space is usually at a premium.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let students fail if they do not show up to class or do not do any work. If you coddle them with leniency then you are crippling them.

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