I have been working at Howard University full-time (More than 3 years)
Executive Leadership is comfortable with in-house promotion and offering opportunities to young professionals in management areas. They are astute with determining if the individual will make innovative and productive decisions in the perspective role.
Programs for management development and interdepartmental collaboration is scarce.
Advice to Management
Communication campus-wide is improving. (Thank you). However, many departments continually lack the luster to further their careers within the institution and therefore become disgruntled and stagnant in positions for 2-3 years. If a team can begin an initiative to determine departmental trends in promotion rates on campus, those people who are rarely seen by executive leadership can either feel seen and used optimally or they can discuss departing the university for competitive opportunities.
I applied online. I interviewed at Howard University in May 2017.
Applied online. Invited to interview after 2 weeks. I had a terrible interview experience here. (1) It started late and I arrived 20 minutes early. (2) The woman that was supposed to be interviewing me was unavailable so I was interviewed by two other people. (3) They didn't even know which position I had applied for. They then told me that they collect resumes and then place people in the position they think they are best suited for. I'll pass on that one. If I'm not fit for the actual position I applied for why would I want to be placed somewhere else? (4) The interview lasted 15 minutes and I took off work for that.
Even if they offered me the position I wouldn' take it. Too disorganized and hectic there.