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"Faculty Solid; Admin Weak, Vision Missing"

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Former Employee - Lecturer in Towson, MD
Former Employee - Lecturer in Towson, MD
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Towson University full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

dept of kinesiology faculty outstanding!

Cons

Kinesiology faculty compensation extremely low (you value finance profs much higher...pathetic!!!); Dean of College weak and a follow-order functionary careerist; vision beyond building new spaces thru 2020 is absent...what difference, besides being a repository for the state student capacity that couldn't get into College Park, does Towson see for itself?

Advice to Management

It needs to more authentically get back to its Teachers College roots...a focus on ontology and pedagogy as a base for liberal learning instead of chasing defense / homeland dollars is a longer-term strategy...in fact, hire a President that isn't primarily a fund-raiser, but, rather, primarily into the development of critical thinking...gain a rep that could be unique, in stead of employing an approach that can be seen as nothing but common and typical.

Other Employee Reviews for Towson University

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    "The Worst Job of My Life"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Towson, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Towson University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None Towson is a terrible place to work.

    Cons

    Low salary, poor working conditions, salary was cut and frozen several times in a year. Office was a shared space with peeling paint, no heat, no air conditioning, and no Internet access.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt a for profit model, with few if any full time faculty, as Towson seems uninterested in retaining them.


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant I in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant I in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Towson University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    tuition remission, benefits, opportunity for learning.

    Cons

    parking, slow if any salary increases.

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