I worked at Miles College full-time (More than a year)
Lots of opportunities to have authentic interactions with students. Flexible time for family. Great students who are appreciative for the experience to learn.
Sometimes cliquish you have to be in the 'in crowd' to get some things done. Depends on the department you work in what your experience will be.
I worked at Miles College part-time (More than a year)
Miles has a great community atmosphere. Great history and tradition, an HBCU that prides itself on giving opportunities to those who have very little opportunities.
Students are not challenged enough curriculum wise, standards are lowered to meet a a large percentage of the student body that is not ready for higher education due to an "open door" policy.
Faculty is not given the power to instill discipline that would create the ideal academic environment. Attendance is a major problem. There must be a real mandatory attendance policy in place that has concrete and school wide uniform consequences if it is not met by students.
Faculty are threatened about job security routinely by the Academic Dean. Also pressured to have certain pass fail rate numbers or face consequences of possible termination.
Advice to Management
Miles College can be an elite institution of learning but you cant be afraid to challenge the students. Do away with the open door policy. It brings in too many students who are not prepared nor want to be here. An institution should never be made up of students who were not accepted any place else.
Give faculty the power to instill discipline. The attendance problem would go away if students were automatically dropped from a class after a certain amount of absences. You have to be tough on students. We are preparing them for a work force that will not take excuses.
Do not threaten faculty or pressure them to give certain grades. It is a disservice to the student body and creates a culture of dishonesty and fosters graduating classes who are not prepared to enter the work force.
Good work hours and Helping Students.
Senior Leadership needs to treat its employees as valuable resources.
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