Anyone out there in higher Ed with HR issues? I work as a professor at a two year college and the work culture is degrading rapidly. It used to be a place for exchange of ideas, ways to help our students do better. I know that college has been following a business model for quite some time but having the Dean of my college tell me to pad my reviews on pick a prof so kids will sign up for my classes, takes the cake. This is not a popularity contest and even so my reviews are respectable given the difficulty level of the class. They go through the motions of having a hiring committee only to give the job to the friend if the assistant Dean. There are more shady deals here then other unsavory places I worked while going to school. At least those places did not pretend to be above board. Anyone else out there in the “ivory tower”?
Left academia after the PhD and would never consider going back