You will find that your colleagues are great resources.
Support from management
The deans are wonderful, but the administration lives in a different world.
As I said, great colleagues.
Freedom to work independently
This is par for the course, really. Your dean trusts you pretty early on, if you're at all capable.
Don't ever let your password be compromised, because you won't be permitted to change it without visiting the IT department! They're very, very helpful, but out of the way.
Unless you're male, of course.
Attitude towards older colleagues
I've never seen anyone mistreated for being more experienced. Once you're "in", you're in.
Meaningless, unless somehow you are an exemplary "box-checker," if such a thing exists.
Overall compensation for your work
As I said, a good side hustle, but no broad horizons here.
Office / Work Environment
Full-timers (most) have offices; adjuncts have common areas. The support is good.
Although a professor's tendency is to put too much time in, there is not enough work load to be overwhelming.
NOVA is a state school, as Virginian as peanuts.
Forget about it.
Lots of thought has gone into construction with no impediments to the handicapped. Leaves nothing to be desired.
On-campus police force. Attention to detail in other ways.
Teaching's challenges lie at the heart of the human condition. Those who gravitate to it know what I'm talking about. Universal concerns of leading and influencing the young.
Inclusive / Diverse
This is the cartoonish aspect of the school. If you're a "box-checker," apply. But once you've been black-balled, stop wasting your time. PC is a religious tenet here.
Suggestions for improvement
- Put the focus back on education. Enough already with the PC nonsense.
What I like about the company
It's very stable. The deans are wonderful. Not one is so foolish as to neglect supporting his or her professors. If you feel called to teach, NOVA is a good place.
What I dislike about the company