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Would have loved to work for them as a Full Time with benefits employee. However, not as an Adjunct Faculty

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Former Contractor - Adjunct Professor in Towson, MD
Former Contractor - Adjunct Professor in Towson, MD

I worked at Towson University as a contractor (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great colleagues, clean and technologically up to date working environment

Cons

It's like Rodney Dangerfield said, "I can't get no respect!" That's what it feels like to be an adjunct faculty.
No guarantee of courses from term to term, no benefits, no retirement, basically financial insecurity.
No health...
Heck, they wouldn't even pay for parking. I had to pay for an annual parking pass.
And don't try to not pay for parking. Towson is a POLICE STATE. They are everywhere ticketing the slightest infraction.

Advice to Management

My advice is to the students. Demand more from your tuition. You spend big bucks to attend Towson. Instead of the administration building a "really cool" climbing wall and offering Pizza Hut in the cafeteria, demand more. Demand they put the money towards hiring more full time instructors. An adjunct who is paid well, stays longer and contributes to meaningful relationships between faculty and students.
However, I firmly believe it's the students who make change at the university level. The administrators will respond to what you value. So what's more important to your education: a climbing wall or GOOD, well qualified, content instructors. The choice is yours!

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  1. A great place to develop your skills before you enter the business world

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    Former Contractor - Resident Assistant in Towson, MD
    Former Contractor - Resident Assistant in Towson, MD

    I worked at Towson University as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff is very friendly, they really want you to succeed in your position and are willing to help in whatever way they can.

    Cons

    Somewhat unrealistic expectations of RA in certain buildings. For example I worked as a RA in Millennium, and I had 83 residents on my floor as opposed to the 20 something at other buildings.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to hard to be diverse, just give the opportunity for diversity to flourish.


  2. Nice place for work and study

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Towson, MD

    I worked at Towson University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful working and studying environment.
    Nice coworkers and professors.

    Cons

    low pay as a part time student worker


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