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Utica College Reviews

Updated March 5, 2014
Updated March 5, 2014
6 Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Heading straight for the iceberg

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty

    Pros

    Good people and students. Friendly and informal work culture. Acceptable facilities. Campus has a business casual, neighborhood-y feel to it.

    Cons

    Financially the school is on very thin ice. Lots of behind-the-scenes politics that protects low-performing faculty and administrators. Longtime employees disappear, never to return, quickly and for no apparent reason. The faculty itself is being systematically hollowed out through non-replacement of quitting/retiring full-time faculty members. These vacancies are being filled by a small army of adjuncts who are paid far less than full-time faculty. Class sizes are swelling every semester. It's becoming a glorified community college. The future is bleak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of doubling down on online education, where UC will struggle to compete with more well-known schools, perhaps we could double down on regional recruitment for on-ground students?

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Highly polarized student, teacher, administration dynamic.

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor  in  Utica, NY
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Utica, NY

    Pros

    Unique degree programs. Growing programs in niche areas. SOME talented instructors.

    Cons

    Not real standards for qualifying new students. Highly evident tuition and enrollment takes priority over academic achievement. Haphazardly designed coursework and with little standardization between classes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STOP growing the programs and start making the degrees rigorous. The school is obviously shoveling in more students than required and these students aren't the highest caliber. Both undergraduate and graduate students require NO standardized testing (i.e. SAT or GRE). The end result is students that want a diploma and a school that is eager to hand it out.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    typical treatment of adjunct instructors at colleges/universities

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor  in  Utica, NY
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Utica, NY

    Pros

    The students, while lacking skills as students, are wonderfully genuine people.

    Cons

    Terrible pay. No interaction with other faculty. No one cared at all what I was doing with these students. I had no office space at all in which to meet students.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Offce

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Utica, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Utica, NY

    Pros

    I love the people here that I work with.

    Cons

    My boss is incompetent. Ruining the department I work in.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Black Hole

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor

    Pros

    Nice friendly people and great leadership from the President.

    Cons

    Gosspip, backdoor deals, impossible to get anything accomplished unless you have the support of the president's office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster innovative ideas from the bottom up. There are people within the college that have great ideas but, they never see the day of light because of a status quo environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Students and Staff are great. We get a generous amount of time off.

    Cons

    Constant flux. People stress over nothing, and make small things major catastrophes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff.

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