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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Reviews

Updated March 26, 2018
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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Interim Chancellor Peyton Randolph Helm
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Pros
  • You can learn a lot of things during work (in 2 reviews)

  • You are actually acting as the 'Instructor of Record', not the teaching assistant (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • hower ever you can only do 20 hours a week (in 3 reviews)

  • Health insurance is not provided to graduate students, but is required, which involves more fees (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth full-time

    Pros

    Great place to do a graduate degree. Work around teaching assistantship to perform research. Good Pay.

    Cons

    Sometimes equipment doesn't work, but troubleshooting is good experience.


  2. "Nice Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth full-time

    Pros

    Young tech place, where you get to wear tons of different hats. Lots of room to learn and grow.

    Cons

    As with all public sector work -- it is frustratingly slow to get any new system into place.

  3. "Laboratory Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth part-time

    Pros

    Fits to Class Schedule as a graduate student. Great opportunity for any student.

    Cons

    Any job involving grading many papers will require some flexibility, hardly a con.


  4. "CIS Mentor"

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    Former Employee - CIS Mentor in Dartmouth, MA
    Former Employee - CIS Mentor in Dartmouth, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff is friendly and the work is rewarding.

    Cons

    There are only a couple lab sections per class, limiting hours.

    Advice to Management

    Consider paying more to mentors, since it is technically skilled labor.


  5. "Wonderful Co-workers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Co-workers in my immediate department
    Benefits are awesome
    Union representation for most positions
    Staff is very dedicated to students

    Cons

    I have had 4 department heads in 3.5 years
    Hard working with some colleagues
    lack of communication from leadership
    lack of collaboration with other departments
    Some people have the state mentality and no motivation to improve the organization

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about expectations
    Be an advocate for the campus and for campus collaboration
    We need consistent leadership to be able to get our job done


  6. "Grad TA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth full-time

    Pros

    Tuition waiver for each semester

    Cons

    Need some more lab funding


  7. "Teaching Assistannt - Fine Art"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth part-time

    Pros

    You are actually acting as the 'Instructor of Record', not the teaching assistant. They give you a semester of training and them give you a class to teach independently. So you receive real-world experience managing the class dynamics independently. It is a state school; so the tuition isn't that bad.

    Cons

    They don't do a great job prepping you for finding work after graduating. They also don't do a good job helping you network with possible future employment. I had to figure that out from scratch independently. Luckily, my undergraduate experience at a different institution helped me with that.

    Advice to Management

    Provide your students with a more solid network. The networking for graduating students as they enter the world is very weak here.

  8. "Residence Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth full-time

    Pros

    There's room for autonomy. Its a friendly work environment and students respect who are you are and what goals you may have for them and the community.

    Cons

    Its Important to keep your private life, private.


  9. "Teaching Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow in Dartmouth, MA
    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow in Dartmouth, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have been a grad student at UMass Dartmouth for 2 years, working as a teaching assistant in a physical-science department. Over all, I find the environment to be challenging and intellectually stimulating - surprisingly so for a small state university. The undergraduates I have taught have exceeded my expectations in their capabilities and dedication

    Cons

    As a graduate student, stipends at this university are not sufficient to live on. They average in the 14-16K rate annually. From this, one must immediately pay back about 2K in fees. Health insurance is not provided to graduate students, but is required, which involves more fees. If one does not have outside support, it will be difficult to attend a graduate program without going into debt.

    Advice to Management

    Increasing stipends would be the single most effective step I can think of to make this school more attractive to prospective graduate students. This would not only help ensure that enrolled students manage to complete their studies, but attract a more talented and capable set of future students.


  10. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth full-time

    Pros

    the equipment in the university is good, the environment is amazing,

    Cons

    actually there is not cons that I can describe


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