With better and stronger management plus more job security, this school would be so much better to work at.
Unfortunately, there is no job security at all. Shortly before the semester starts, instructors get a tentative schedule that could change during the first week. This is the hardest part of the job.
Parttime instructors are laid off every semester and do not know if they can return. This causes tremendous anxiety. Nor can one enroll in any private classes due to the short term schedule planning by management.
Workplace culture: frustrated, anxious, colleagues or some that sugar coat the issues at the AAU. Very little to no support by management. Instructors often get blamed by management instead of them taking the issue up with those students that cause problems. Reason: money.
Most enjoyable part: working with talented students, content instructors, and being exposed to lots of art.
Exposure to art and working with talented art students and content instructors
Weak management, low pay and job insecurity