Concordia University Chicago

  www.cuchicago.edu
  www.cuchicago.edu
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Their financial and political issues often get in the way of a Servant Leadership attitude.

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Current Employee - (Staff) in River Forest, IL
Current Employee - (Staff) in River Forest, IL

I have been working at Concordia University Chicago full-time

Pros

CUC has a heart for serving students. Many of the staff are caring individuals, and try to model the mission statement and model servant leadership by example. CUC really excels at Early Childhood Education.

Cons

CUC doesn't have a very coherent vision plan for addressing the many financial, operational and academic issues that face the institution. This is evident from the top down throughout the entire institution. Power struggles and bad politics abound, most notably between the graduate and undergraduate administration. Administration seems either unable or unwilling to make the tough decisions and implement the necessary changes to keep CUC a viable institution. Some areas need some serious trimming of the fat, while others struggle to maintain a minimum support presence due to under-staffing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

CUC needs a top-down evaluation of all academic programs, administrative practices, and staff distribution.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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    People are working here to help others, not for the money

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    Current Employee - Staff in River Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Staff in River Forest, IL

    I have been working at Concordia University Chicago full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Small school community, everyone wants to support each other
    - Very genuine staff
    - Lack of money forces people to get creative ... VERY creative
    - 80% off school for staff/faculty

    Cons

    - High rate of non-returning students
    - At times, leadership can seem narrow minded
    - Some staff members are not good at their job and MANY students/ parents depend on them to be good at it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Small place with a global reach!

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    Current Employee - Faculty in River Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Faculty in River Forest, IL

    I have been working at Concordia University Chicago full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This place has a unique culture: faculty and staff really go an extra mile to serve the students. The administrators are supportive of innovation and care about the quality of the programs. People are just wonderful and many senior faculty are excellent role models. The place strives to re-define the face of Liberal Arts and Lutheran education to meet the needs of the 21st century by attracting diverse faculty and students from around the world.

    Cons

    The salaries are lower than in other comparable schools. Sometimes there could be better communication and collaboration between the departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more transparency and create opportunity for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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