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Colorado Mountain College Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  1. "Adjunct Professor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colorado Mountain College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment where I was allowed to work independently to develop curriculum.

    Cons

    Lack of benefits and hours


  2. "Faculty"

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    Former Employee - Faculty
    Former Employee - Faculty
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Colorado Mountain College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers - you develop such great relationships you work together as family

    Faculty are paid well

    Cons

    College administration out of touch with needs of community and student population
    NO DIVERSITY - the college greatly needs to improve its image when it comes to faculty and administrative diversity
    Job descriptions aren't clear

    Advice to Management

    Increase diversity at all levels of the college

  3. "Director of Student Life & Housing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado Mountain College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Can have a lot of autonomy and get to work with a variety of student affair areas. Great colleagues to work with. Located in great mountain towns

    Cons

    Leadership is far removed from the campuses and fairly clueless as to what is happening at the campuses. Pay is not the greatest for the cost of living in these mountain towns.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions involving the departments it affects...too often decisions are made without any consultation.


  4. "Ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colorado Mountain College part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits that include a lot of time off

    Cons

    Not a lot of pay or advancement


  5. "A little confused"

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    Former Employee - Faculty
    Former Employee - Faculty
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great mountain environment and interesting programs

    Cons

    Inconsistent leadership, unprofessionalism, general confusion about the place of the community college in academia

    Advice to Management

    The lack of trust given to faculty is astounding! Without your faculty, you are nothing. Administrators should not be forcing a business model on the classroom.


  6. "Lack of Pay/Opportunities for Advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Colorado Mountain College full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people at CMC are great and really care about the work they do. The health insurance is good right now, although that may be changing in a few months. The retirement is good if you are in PERA. Vacation is great at nearly 5 weeks/year. Most people really take advantage of this benefit to make up for the low salaries.

    Cons

    There is a serious lack of opportunity for advancement and the salaries are well below market value. They rely on the fact that there really aren't many other alternatives for work in the mountains and leverage that heavily when setting pay rates. Forget about ever getting anything other than a cost of living raise, which is rarely more than 1.5 - 2%. Promotions are nearly impossible unless someone retires. Employees are given new responsibilities and more work without a change in title or increase in pay, again demonstrating their take or leave it mentality. Management skills are severely lacking in some areas which greatly hinders some departments.

    Advice to Management

    There is a looming wave of retirements coming in the next 4 years. You should be implementing succession planning strategies now to leverage in-house talent, ensure a smooth transition, and provide opportunities for advancement and professional growth. Don't be afraid to remove people from positions who are ineffective. Finally, compensate people fairly for the work they do.


  7. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent vacation time, good benefits

    Cons

    Lack of pay, or opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Pay better to retain talent

  8. "Natural Resource Management Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leadville, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leadville, CO
    Recommends

    Pros

    There was a wide variety of real world experience in this field. Great staff and got to work with many federal agencies.

    Cons

    Downsides are hard to think of because te internship was related to my degree an internship. It was during summer and I worked 8 hours a day but that's to be expected!


  9. "CMC has had its ups and downs"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Glenwood Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Vice President in Glenwood Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Colorado Mountain College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great location and a lot of really good people dedicated to providing high quality educational opportunities for the regional communities.
    Fairly solid and dependable funding enables high quality resources and staffing

    Cons

    Selection of unqualified President in 2010-2013 caused meltdown of morale and alienation of local communities - however recovery is in process and a return to positive morale and community connections has begun.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on and work hard to re-establish a solid relationship with the local communities; provide consistent investment in technology and re-establish effective leadership in that area to enable strategic leadership and innovative vision for improving teaching and learning.


  10. "Adjunct Professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Colorado Mountain College part-time

    Pros

    CMC offers a very supportive, positive and happy environment.

    Cons

    If you really care about delivering quality course instruction there is a lot of course preparation. However, you will only be paid for actual contact hours with students.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if all professors could contribute the course syllabus and Canvas materials to a shared database that all professors could utilize. Since adjuncts can be isolated we often create our own Canvas courses from scratch or have to locate the person who last taught the course in order to ask for materials


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