Aurora University FAQ

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11 English questions out of 11

October 22, 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at Aurora University?

Pros

The students are mostly genuine and caring, and really enjoy working with professors in the smaller university environment.

Cons

Every negative review here is 100% accurate. I read these review before working at AU and I didn’t realize just how accurate they were until I had put in some time at AU and could reflect on their truth. Even the seemingly ridiculous or negatively biased reviews are true. The leadership is toxic and uncaring of faculty. The president is volatile and the senior staff are all under her thumb. There is rarely any reward or even acknowledgement for contributing extra, and leadership is quick to intimidate and punish any faculty they see as out of line, which is anyone who doesn’t blindly follow the leadership’s haphazard ideas. There is inequality by some chairs and the administration when judging faculty performance between departments and even within departments, and there is no mechanism for faculty to provide constructive feedback to their supervisors or to the administration.

Advice to Management

In my 10+ years of experience at AU, and having talked with people working here longer than me, I’m not sure the current system can be fixed without a massive overhaul of the senior leadership and governing practices. I can only hope things improve once there is enough turnover in the future. A good start would be to allow some form of faculty evaluation of supervisors and administrators to create more transparency and start an open dialogue about shortcomings.

There is rarely any reward or even acknowledgement for contributing extra, and leadership is quick to intimidate and punish any faculty they see as out of line, which is anyone who doesn’t blindly follow the leadership’s haphazard ideas.

October 22, 2019

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April 5, 2019

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at Aurora University?

Pros

There’s really not much good to say about this place. If you dislike being challenged and have a strong desire to blindly follow directions without room for discussion, then this is the place for you.

Cons

Exceptionally top-down No room for discussion or debate Requires blind loyalty Limited long-term strategic planning (there’s no consistency to goals or objectives) Plans change on a dime at the president’s whim Willing to recruit under false pretenses

Advice to Management

The top-down, no debate model within many departments is exceptionally troubling within a higher education institution. You’re doing no favors to your staff or students by bullying and requiring blind compliance from all employees. Run ... hide ... get away (fast).

Limited long-term strategic planning (there’s no consistency to goals or objectives)

April 5, 2019

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January 29, 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Aurora University?

Pros

Pay was outstanding. Small office environments allow you to keep your head down most days

Cons

-Leadership was focused on dollars and nothing else. -My role often times was reduced to pushing students to enroll against their own better judgment- I was NOT in admission/recruitment. -Their strategy is reactive to problems, there was no proactive planning. -Nepotism central. -Inflexible and dehumanizing supervision, at times to the point of humiliation -No opportunities for advancement (which, to be fair, was disclosed to me when I applied) -Long, inflexible hours

Advice to Management

I have none- they've got a clear agenda and nothing they do will change while any of them are still in charge.

-No opportunities for advancement (which, to be fair, was disclosed to me when I applied)

January 29, 2019

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October 9, 2019

What is the feeling of job security at Aurora University?

Pros

I loved the students at AU

Cons

Lack of job security; administrators constantly cutting

Lack of job security; administrators constantly cutting

October 9, 2019

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May 30, 2020

Is Aurora University a good company to work for?

Pros

Great place to do an internship

Cons

There are no cons here

Great place to do an internship

May 30, 2020

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11 English questions out of 11