My new-adjunct training was not adequate. It was too short and general. For example, we did not learn how to calculate online grades, so when I was assigned my first class, I was very nervous calculating final grades, and I asked a dean to check my grades before I submitted them. Unfortunately, when an instructor calculates students' scores, the grades automatically go to the registrar; there is no save/send button which I have seen in all other systems I have used. I made a mistake that resulted in only one grade change, but the school reacted by telling me my services were no longer needed and by cancelling my faculty email account. Lord knows what would have happened if I had told them that there was a big problem with the curriculum I had to follow or if I had told them that someone needs to proofread their Web pages and online professional development lectures.
No job security/weak new-faculty orientation