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Diamond in the Rough Needs Polishing

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Current Employee - Associate Professor
Current Employee - Associate Professor

I have been working at Catholic University

Pros

Academic freedom allows for a great flexibility and creativity. CUA has a relatively low stress environment, a strong commitment to student learning, energetic students, and friendly atmosphere. Washington DC is a dynamic city and has lots to offer intellectually.

Cons

CUA salaries are below market levels, esp. considering cost-of-living in DC. The health benefits are awful and it seems the university changes HMOs every 2-3 years. The university seems to be boot-strapping at every corner. There are buildings that are in disarray and go unused for 5-10 years. Senior management seems out-of-touch with reality. Faculty size has decreased over the past 5-10 years while student population continues to grow dramatically. Established faculty with renown reputations and research programs are allowed to leave while young faculty are recruited. Seems many programs hit the re-start button every 3-4 years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in the people capital. A university is a place for learning... it's not a for-profit organization. To build excellence, you need excellent faculty. Priorities are set with allocation of resources, not with rhetoric.

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    It is what you make of it

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Catholic University

    Pros

    Great schooling and safe environment within DC

    Cons

    way too expensive and seems to be a distinct lack of funding in certain departments

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Catholic University as an intern

    Pros

    people are nice and helpful

    Cons

    salary is low and there is not enough room for growth

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