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DePaul University Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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  • Little turnover so limited room for advancement (in 10 reviews)

  • Part-time to full-time faculty ratio is horrible (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A long slide down a razor blade into a pool of alcohol."

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great place to work if you want to drink the kool-aid and coast.

    Cons

    This university has grown insular and mediocre. Its senior management team is led by a boy who, without his roman collar, would be an assistant professor of education somewhere. The rest of the senior management is composed of an old-boys network, overwhelmingly white and male, that has been around forever. The university has no clue how bad it is, because no one gets promoted to senior levels without buying into the prevailing myths about the place.

    Advice to Management

    It's hard to know who to fire first: the trustees who have no business trying to oversee the operations of a university (and who have long failed to carry out their fundraising function), the president who is not ready for prime time, or the provost, a petty tyrant who, not surprisingly, was irregularly appointed. The key problem, then, is that those in a position to clean house are those who most need to be replaced. The best hope (and it's not much of one) is that the provost will retire soon and be replaced by someone who does not confuse the university's PR with its actual standing. But, if senior management continues on the current path, DePaul will stay a third-rate school, one that contributes nothing of note to scholarship, hands out degrees to students who have spent four years (or more) doing no serious academic work, and continues to be characterized by administrative bloat while all of the faculty who are worth keeping jump ship.


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