Columbia College Chicago - Student affairs coordinator | Glassdoor
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    "Student affairs coordinator"

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    I have been working at Columbia College Chicago for more than a year

    Pros

    The students at Columbia are amazing to work with. The creative and artistic atmosphere allows for a lot flexibility and openness in programming and topics. Tuition remission would be a perk, but they offer few online or evening classes. Columbia's culture varies widely department to department. Depending on the head and team in a department you could have positive experience or a negative one. Being in an urban... setting creates a unique campus culture, where the city plays a big part in what's happening on campus.

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    Cons

    There is currently a tremendous amount of instability at Columbia. Whole departments being erased and replaced because of "budgets" and "strategic plans." It has contributed to extremely low moral among staff and faculty, negatively impacting students. Because the culture varies so much department to department there's not a lot of consistency or predictability when working there. Things could change any moment. The... school also gives a lot of lip service to "diversity" but the leadership roles, administration and even majority faculty is not. Given the large diversity of the student body and city of Chicago this is not only counter productive to the mission of the school but damaging to the students who intentionally come to Columbia to have a learning environment that values their needs and experiences. There is also little to no professional growth opportunities and support.

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    Advice to Management

    Follow through with plans and goals. Be transparent. Skim off the top before gouging the bottom.

    Columbia College Chicago2016-07-14
  1. "Systems Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Columbia College Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere. Loved the guys I worked with for so long.

    Cons

    Slow moving project cycle being in higher Ed

    Columbia College Chicago2018-08-28
  2. "Student Diversity & Inclusion Office"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker 
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at Columbia College Chicago part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, reasonable workload, good connections

    Cons

    Lack of job security, mediocre payroll system

    Columbia College Chicago2019-10-18

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