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Towson University Lecturer Reviews

Updated Mar 28, 2019

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  1. "Good place to be"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Towson University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice students Good support facilities and location

    Cons

    Inconsistent policies and how they are introduced

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent to goals and expectations

    Towson University2019-03-28
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, some problems that are general to all universities, some unique to Towson."

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Towson, MD
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Towson University for more than a year

    Pros

    In my experience of teaching for a department in Liberal Arts I found the departmental faculty and staff excellent. They were constantly helpful, friendly and encouraging. The liberal arts building is a nice place to teach with modern facilities and excellent classroom technology. It's a little anemic and characterless, but they are going for something somewhat minimalist. (One of the rooms was used as the room for when...

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    Cons

    As a lecturer with no other departmental responsibilities I was somewhat isolated from the rest of the staff. This was in part a result of my own choices but I was never actively invited to participate in the life of the department beyond the public events the department put on. This is reflected, to a degree, in the institutional status of non-tenure track faculty. Even as a full-time lecturer teaching a 4-4 load, I...

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    Advice to Management

    This would be advice to academic staff in every university. Make non-tenure track faculty jobs better paid and more secure. Integrate the teaching faculty, most of whom are non-tenure track, into departmental and institutional life. You'll have a more unified and coherent institution as a result.

    Towson University2017-08-19
  3. "Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Towson, MD
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Towson University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Students are positive and department provides academically well-organized setting for faculties and students. It is located in mid-scale city near Washington D.C.

    Cons

    Salary and benefit for lecturer position is too low and no possibility to be promoted to senior lecturer. Advising load is huge due to increasing number of students.

    Advice to Management

    More benefits or increase of the salary for the current lecturers are expected to motivate them to feel professional in teaching and advising students as a part of the university.

    Towson University2016-11-08
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer 
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Towson University

    Pros

    I like working here because it is very convenient to my home. I like working here because it is very convenient to my home.I like working here because it is very convenient to my home.

    Cons

    Some students are excellent, but some are not really serious about their lives. TU sometimes feels like grade 13. Most, however, are wonderful.

    Advice to Management

    Lecturers are often treated as second class citizens even though most colleges these days rely on lecturers to do the heavy lifting.

    Towson University2015-09-02
  5. "Fair to middling"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Towson University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Towson is the premier Education school in Maryland. Our top education students are a national treasure.

    Cons

    Fair to middling students. Some students are wonderful but many treat college as grade thirteen. There is pressure to pander to the student-as-consumer by inflating grades. Out of state students pay high tuition but are dragging our standards down.

    Advice to Management

    Keep standards high. Grades should be meaningful. Don't be so afraid to fail a student who will embarrass us later.

    Towson University2014-03-15
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Faculty Solid; Admin Weak, Vision Missing"

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

    I worked at Towson University full-time for 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...

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    Towson University2013-03-17
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