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Bard College Annandale on Hudson

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Former Employee - Visiting Assistant Professor in Annandale on Hudson, NY
Former Employee - Visiting Assistant Professor in Annandale on Hudson, NY

I worked at Bard College full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Good salary and good students

Cons

it is in the middle of nowhere

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is getting bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bard College full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    benefits are comparable with other educational institutions

    Cons

    everyone is depressed and overworked

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bait and switch tactics indicative of what you will face as an employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bard College

    Pros

    The pros of working here can all be obtained by taking the same job *elsewhere*. Being around young minds can be its own kind of reward.

    Cons

    I found that essentially most people there are seeking to find a better job and did not really understand what they were getting into. This is to an extent caused by the administration who puts out very misleading job ads, where they imply they are seeking academics who will conduct research with students. In reality it is very much a high school, albeit a very preppy one. You will spend the majority of time on classroom management and just plain old high school teaching, but strangely, without any of the support an actual high school environment would provide.

    The confusion between "high school" and "college" is something that pervades the entire establishment and has led to numerous travesties, such as a gross lack of discipline (I recall one incident when the principal was on stage begging students to be quiet....). All of this makes teaching in this environment quite difficult, especially given the lack of leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be good to have a clearly defined leadership structure. As it is, very frequently decisions seem to be made in a political manner with no clear responsibility.

    Doesn't Recommend
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