Iowa Western Community College

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Current Employee - Associate Professor in Council Bluffs, IA
Current Employee - Associate Professor in Council Bluffs, IA

I have been working at Iowa Western Community College full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Recommends
Negative Outlook

Pros

Faculty have quite a bit of freedom in what they teach, so long they follow the program goals and objectives, and the course objectives matching. Ample opportunities for promotion, though it does get tougher and more competitive at the higher ranks.

Cons

The college has an appearance that Student Services "runs" the college, the faculty have very little voice in how the college is run. An example is that the Student Services preferred choice for the Learning Management System was chosen over the Faculty's preferred choice, the Administration heard "ease of use" and went with it. The Administration tends to deride the entire faculty because of the faculty union.

Advice to Management

It's time to allow Faculty more voice in the operations of the college, especially the academic side. Bring back the Senate, because our voice has strongly diminished since the abolition of the previous Senate.

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  1. Good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Council Bluffs, IA
    Current Employee - Director in Council Bluffs, IA

    I have been working at Iowa Western Community College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I'm able to manage my dept. as I see fit (for the most part).

    Cons

    Staff aren't seen by upper management as valuable as faculty.

    Advice to Management

    It takes more than faculty to run a higher ed institution and treating both groups equally would go a long way. If this group gets a certain perk or raise then that should be the standard for staff as well.


  2. Stay away from the student services team!

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Advisor in Council Bluffs, IA
    Former Employee - Advisor in Council Bluffs, IA

    I worked at Iowa Western Community College full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits!
    Good campus, lots of growth

    Cons

    Don't appear to care about their employees, especially not work/life balance. Will work you to death and pretend like they will listen to your complaints, but then do nothing about them. Bad experience for me.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees if you want to have less turnover


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