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  1. "Great Experience for Students"

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    Current Employee - STA in Storm Lake, IA
    Current Employee - STA in Storm Lake, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Buena Vista University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is so nice and we all work together well. Also, a lot of alumni work there, which it's nice to see them coming back. I am only a student, but if I wanted to find a job in Western Iowa I would definitely go to BVU as a first choice. It's so diverse and I really cannot get over how friendly everyone is.

    Cons

    A lot of alumni work there. There are quite a few people who did not get their undergraduate from BVU though and everyone still gets along. I have little complaints.


  2. "adjunct"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Jefferson, IA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Jefferson, IA

    I have been working at Buena Vista University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    campus classes, upgraded LMS, 8-week terms, 6 terms per year

    Cons

    45 miles away, no guaranteed courses, 2 meetings per week rather than 1, they choose the textbooks

    Advice to Management

    one-night per week, 4 hours, balance online (blended) courses

  3. "Great employer, great benefits, great co-workers!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alta, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alta, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Buena Vista University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The co-workers and environment at BVU make it feel like a home, full of family and friends.
    The benefits are great.
    Opportunity for promotion.

    Cons

    This is a smaller institution in northwest Iowa. Those moving to the area may struggle to find activities within the community if they are more familiar with the hustle and bustle of a city.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, thinking about the students first.


  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    A lot of support given to faculty. If you need it, you will get it. Technology department is great!

    Cons

    It would be nice to have a place to download free software to stay "up to date" instead of having to pay for it yourself

    Advice to Management

    Give adjunct faculty computers or at least free software


  5. "Buena Vista University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Storm Lake, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Storm Lake, IA
    Recommends

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people I was working with and getting the chance to know them on a personal and professional level, great experience.

    Cons

    I found no downsides to working at Buena Vista University

    Advice to Management

    No advice at this time


  6. "A nice place to work; high turnover and burnout rates"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Storm Lake, IA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Storm Lake, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    nice co-workers;
    cutting edge technology

    Cons

    no opportunity for advancement or promotion;
    high turnover;
    high burnout

    Advice to Management

    Pay your long-term adjuncts a decent wage; also adjuncts should have some hope of getting a full time position. As of now, adjuncts are good enough to teach a class, but not good enough to hire full time.