Pros: flexibility, work-from-home, all software included, resources available 24 hours a day
Cons: hours per day not steady
A typical day at work would include daily interaction with undergraduate students and faculty, overview of course material, grading and review of student activities, management and supervision of the course, and communications within Skype, email, and phone.
I was responsible for teaching students psychology in the community and every course taught – more... was informative because the students would bring their own experiences and state or county guidelines into the course. This information was also helpful as since it pertained to the course, I was able to use those examples in future course teachings.
I was responsible for managing my students and the courses in which I taught. My direct supervisor was available for any questions or concerns in which developed over the course period. I had to ensure my students met deadlines, attendance of classes, and helped in their understanding of the course material on a daily bases. I also had to be available for their time zones 24 hours a day to interact with them.
The hardest part of this position was assisting students who where unfamiliar with APA format for essays. These students would struggle to complete their assignments properly and I would have to work outside of the course teachings of psychology to teach English Writing and Composition as well. I also experienced students who would plagiarize as they did not understand the rules. This was a major problem for students who spoke English as a second language.
I enjoyed working with students on a regular basis to improve their knowledge of the psychology field. The most rewarding part of being a college professor was when the students would appreciate the knowledge that they gained. – less