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College of Southern Nevada Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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  1. "Adjunct Faculty"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty Member in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty Member in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at College of Southern Nevada part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues. Flexible schedule. I work very independently, which I prefer. I do not have to deal with micromanagement or other ridiculous demands from the boss.

    Cons

    Adjunct employees earn approximately one-third the salary as a full time faculty member per class, despite having the same responsibilities and qualifications (though, to be fair, this is endemic to higher education across the US)

    Advice to Management

    Lobby for federal policies to change so that adjunct faculty will be paid an equivalent salary and benefits.


  2. "Page"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends

    I worked at College of Southern Nevada (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours for current students

    Cons

    hours are limited: minimum of 20 hours per week


  3. "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Specialist
    Current Employee - Specialist
    Recommends

    I have been working at College of Southern Nevada full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The most supportive environment i have ever experienced in my career

    Cons

    I have found no cons.


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  5. "Workforce Division"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at College of Southern Nevada full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, match retirement contributions. There are some great people working there.

    Cons

    Many employees are doing the work of two or three jobs. Professionals haven't seen merit increases in ten years. Internal politics are the worst I've ever seen. Management will do what is politically expedient for them instead of what is right. The college spends a lot of time developing its mission, vision & values, but doesn't practice them internally.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff better and with more respect. Do what's right by them.


  6. "RN student"

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    Current Employee - RN Student
    Current Employee - RN Student

    I have been working at College of Southern Nevada full-time

    Pros

    Good instructors and lots of options for clinicals

    Cons

    Very difficult and time consuming


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    "Manager of Business Services Division of Workforce Development"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Quality Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Customer Service Quality Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at College of Southern Nevada (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professional, great interest in our community and students

    Cons

    none none none none none


  8. "Finance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good benefits, room to grow

    Cons

    The culture is very political, high turnover rate for some positions.


  9. "College of Southern Nevada"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Large population of students. Job security as there is a demand for faculty.

    Cons

    Difficult hiring practice, salary is not good. Many students not prepared and attrition is high. Lack of managerial support

    Advice to Management

    Divide the work evenly and stop having course coordinators do all of the work!


  10. "Adjunct Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at College of Southern Nevada (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working with other companies

    Cons

    Not much prep time befor the class

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Faculty treated poorly"

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    Current Employee - Professor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Professor in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at College of Southern Nevada full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent faculty with higher than average number of PhDs, strong publication record, heavy participation in college committees; very nice dean interested in faculty welfare; fantastic department chairs; hard-working faculty Senate
    Support from technical services and human resources very good
    Nevada weather is nice

    Cons

    Faculty did not receive any salary increases at all for over 10 years; equity increases in 2013 and no increases since
    Annual salary step system eliminated
    No systematic plan for faculty pay increases; state will fund "when we can afford it"
    College allowed to contribute to faculty pay increases but refuses to despite reserve fund of over $30 million
    No collective bargaining or shared governance
    Despite stated "open-door" policy, faculty prohibited from communicating with administrators above dean level
    Administration hand picks faculty to speak to accreditation teams, and no other faculty is allowed to
    Faculty's professional standing repeatedly infantalized by policies
    Health care and other benefits poor and worsening annually
    No district boards so college is micro-managed at state level; state legislator has said college faculties only "sit around the pool sipping margaritas"
    Heavily corporatized with number of administrative positions at assistant VP or above continually rising
    Faculty referred to as "customer service"
    Faculty not allowed to use personal rugs, chairs, lamps to make offices comfortable and personalized; faculty takes orders from building and maintenance
    Budget and financial information not readily available to anyone, which violates federal law
    Academic freedom under continual threat, especially in online courses
    Governor makes commercials supporting competing corporate for-profit online college
    Tenure application requires hundreds of pages of documentation; very time consuming and stressful
    Inadequate parking and no faculty parking areas
    No windows or secondary classroom exits on oldest campus; vulnerable to active shooter assaults
    Faculty cannot directly contact offices such as bookstores, technical support, etc. even regarding classroom or student needs; contributes to feeling of being less important than other staff
    Administration continually establishes committees that faculty are required to staff; annual increase in workload with no compensation
    Overall, faculty that goes above and beyond what is generally expected at community colleges treated with no respect beyond lip service and useless trophies

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the excellence of the faculty, and treat them with respect they've earned.
    Stop operating in the dark; this is an arm of the state and required to adhere to federal laws regarding "the state"
    At minimum, fund annual cost-of-living increases



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