Florida Gulf Coast University

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Good Start for Career as Faculty

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Florida Gulf Coast University

Pros

Easy to get in, flexible, city is beautiful to live in

Cons

Advancement is tough, pay is miserable

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Board of Regents--pony up with the pay

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    FGCU

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL

    I worked at Florida Gulf Coast University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    6 free credit hours per semester for employees or family, the school is also gaining popularity and might be adding more positions

    Cons

    The pay is a lot lower than most other governmental agencies in the area. The university also makes employees pay to park on campus.

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    Not the best university to work for, but not the worst.

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    Former Employee - Professor
    Former Employee - Professor

    I worked at Florida Gulf Coast University full-time

    Pros

    The university's location on Florida's Gulf coast, is nice, and FGCU has spent substantial time and money creating an attractive campus.

    Cons

    Instructor pay is far lower than similar universities in other parts of the country, and their no tenure and no employment contract policy means they can adjust pay at will, on the basis of the number of students attending class. This emphasis on quantity versus quality has a negative impact on teacher morale, as we were encouraged to overlook student learning and behavior issues in favor of keeping them "happy" so as to inflate retention numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FGCU has one of the highest instructor turnover rates in the South -- not because professors were fired, but because the top down / corporate model of education they employ leads to frustration with the system. Please return to the academic model of university management. Emphasize and support quality education -- not simple classroom numbers.

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