Terra Community College - Crazy and disorganized | Glassdoor
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"Crazy and disorganized"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, OH
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at Terra Community College full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great people and lots of love for students--faculty and most administration really care about students and will go above and beyond for them. They spend a lot of extra time if students need someone to reach out to them.

Cons

poor long-term planning, management works through fear and threat--lots of whippings, last-minute decisions driven by emotion and snap judgement instead of careful thought, limited visions for the college

Advice to Management

Stop using fear and threats to try to motivate people. Walk around and talk in a friendly way to your people, especially faculty and see what is happening on the ground--but for the president, this may be too late. Realize that you don't know half the work your people are doing for you and respect what is getting done day-to-day. Take a long-term approach to your course programming and use workforce data to make 5 to 10 year range predictions.

Other Employee Reviews for Terra Community College

  1. "Adjunct Professor"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Terra Community College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great institution to work for!

    Cons

    Low compensation, pay raise capped.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good People, Bad Top Leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Terra Community College (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff and faculty really care about the students and work hard to ensure students' needs are met. It's a small campus that can be flexible and accommodating to students.

    Cons

    There is a disconnect between top level administrators and the rest of the organization. Staff and faculty don't feel valued. They feel the priorities of the upper administration are building buildings and increasing the footprint rather than student success.

    Advice to Management

    Being a middle manager has to be the most challenging position on campus. One can be politically correct for only so long, then difficult conversations need to be had. The upper administration says it is desirous of such conversations, but top level administrators are not open to hearing anything that is not supportive of the grand plan.

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