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University of Central Oklahoma CEO Don Betz
Don Betz
101 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/Life Balance was agreeable(in 8 reviews)

  • "The administration deeply cares about the well being of the faculty and staff, and goes above and beyond to serve the faculty and students(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Expectations to deliver nationally are difficult to meet with low pay and limited contributions for travel as well(in 11 reviews)

  • "I am very sick because I worked the equivalent of two full-time jobs for the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education for 8 years(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Math Tutor 

    I have been working at University of Central Oklahoma part-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers and friendly environment

    Cons

    It can get loud sometimes, especially during exams

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great, supportive, environment for college students

  2. "Incredible Benefits, So-so pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Central Oklahoma full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Without a doubt, the greatest thing about UCO is the time off. Starting at an accrual of 15 days a year for Vacation and 15 days for sick leave, there is more than enough time off.

    Cons

    The pay isn't incredible competitive.

  3. "Awesome Group to work with"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Edmond, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best part of this is working with the right people. It makes your job easier

    Cons

    Know your material or project well, just in case one member can't step up

  4. "Team work makes the dream work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Central Oklahoma full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The University of Central Oklahoma offers great benefits and gives access to many opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Although the University has much to offer many departments do not collaborate often or effectively. So many organizations have resources that have not been tapped into.

    Advice to Management

    Become more intentional about getting organizations and departments to work together to better serve the students population.

  5. "Students don't get paid enough"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at University of Central Oklahoma part-time

      Pros

      Convinient and easy environment to work in

      Cons

      No pay raise for students

    • "Overall great students and fellow teaching staff"

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      Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Edmond, OK
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at University of Central Oklahoma part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Lots of opportunities to adjunct teach.

      Cons

      Sometimes tenured professors can be more difficult to interact with.

      Advice to Management

      Nothing comes to mind.

    • "Adjunct in English Department, English Comp I & II"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at University of Central Oklahoma part-time

      Pros

      They have required outcomes, but not a required curriculum/textbook. Allows professors latitude to build the course they think is most effective.

      Cons

      Shared adjunct office is cramped, but not often used. Typical adjuncting cons--no benefits, limited schedule flexibility, etc.,

    • "Enrollment Position"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at University of Central Oklahoma full-time

      Pros

      Great benefits. Good salary and vacation time. Closed most holidays and snow days.

      Cons

      More emphasis needs to be placed on an active student and credit hour acquisition staff. Currently, this university is still stuck in the by gone era of tabling and awaiting applications. Other institutions are much more proactive in he acquisition of students.

    • "Research Assistant"

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      Former Employee - Research Assistant in Edmond, OK
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at University of Central Oklahoma part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - Good to learn some new things

      Cons

      - Boring and time consumption

    • "Great university but tight budgets/short staff can wear you thin"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at University of Central Oklahoma full-time

      Pros

      Great values and positive place to work. A university that makes it easy to get behind its mission. Good benefits and holiday scheduling make up for higher ed pay scales.

      Cons

      Like many other higher ed institutions, UCO contends with tighter budgets than ever before. This leads to less positions being created or refilled, and it can cause a strain on the workload for remaining employees.

      Advice to Management

      Find ways to make your employees sincerely feel valued, and this goes beyond pay raises . Many employees will want to get behind your mission and will continue to work hard if they feel truly valued. If they are feeling undervalued and overworked, they will be more likely to leave for better pay or less stress.

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