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Adjunct at UMES

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Former Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in Princess Anne, MD
Former Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in Princess Anne, MD

I worked at University of Maryland as a contractor (more than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The only pro was that it at least paid something.

Cons

No classroom equipment, absent administration, no office space for adjuncts, last-minute schedule changes (we're talking the first day of class).

Advice to Management

Get computers into the classrooms to professors don't have to bring their own laptops to try to hook up to projectors. Hire enough full-time faculty to cover the classes you want to offer. Stop exploiting adjuncts to teach absolutely everything.

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  1. UMD has many programs and offers reasonable support for research.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Maryland

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy commute from Washington, DC

    Cons

    Salary, no pay increases in 5 years

  2. Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Maryland

    Pros

    Laid-back work culture. Comparatively inexpensive to live around.

    Cons

    Very rigid rules. Lethargic and resists change meant to modernize. Likes to stick to the old easy ways.

    Advice to Management

    You need your employees as much as they need you. Take their feedback seriously

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