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Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Ypsilanti, MI
Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Ypsilanti, MI

I have been working at Eastern Michigan University part-time (more than an year)

Pros

Fun and productive working place

Cons

Not a long term position

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Positive Outlook
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    Emu math department

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    Former Employee - Secretary in Ypsilanti, MI
    Former Employee - Secretary in Ypsilanti, MI

    I worked at Eastern Michigan University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Access to university professors, free tuition for children or 50% tuition cost for yourself

    Cons

    Pay for work needs to be increased

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    Can't quite decide what it means to be a university...

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    Current Employee - Professor in Ypsilanti, MI
    Current Employee - Professor in Ypsilanti, MI

    I have been working at Eastern Michigan University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Eastern has the feel of a small university without being small. For the most part, course enrollments are low making more interactive teaching possible and as an instructor, I generally have had the resources I needed. University research office staff is great and helpful in getting things together for grants. Faculty and staff are genuinely concerned about students.

    Cons

    Has had a feeling of being undirected, probably because there are too many cooks in the kitchen, including the regents and faculty union. Upper administration changed multiple times during my time there, and middle administration went into a holding pattern, and it frequently felt like there was no leadership. Classroom existence can be stressful because admission criteria seem to be weak so that unprepared students are admitted to the university and get slammed when they meet profs who have expectations. Also, if you like doing research, you may find yourself alone. Faculty research activity, facilities and support is spotty depending on department and college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The university needs its own identity, and the goals need to be what can be afforded. This may mean doing less in academics, and certainly will mean doing less in athletics. Also, fight for the faculty so that they don't need a union.

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