Pros: hourly pay, networking opportunities
Cons: adjunct hours/full-time work load, administrative leaders lack managerial skills, admission team 100% quota driven
The admissions team focuses on enrollment quotas, ignoring socioeconomic issues that may interfere with student success rates, such as (poverty, childcare, transportation, academic ability). Instructors are forced to act as social workers. I have witnessed an admission's team member have a potential student retake the admissions test in attempt to achieve acceptable scores.
Instructors are not trained in accordance with the employee handbook, instructors are on most occasions assigned a course the day before the class starts and provided course materials the day the course is to be taught. Faculty members are not allotted adequate class preparation time.
Not every program has a program director, so administrative leaders are spread too thin, handling issues that range from student/faculty grievances to ordering course materials. Thus, student/faculty grievances are not addressed appropriately or completely, and materials needed to perform lab assignments are not provided, faculty members purchase items on an as needed bases to be reimbursed later.
There are nearly no student activities or programs to foster personal and professional development for students. The faculty training conferences are a joke, no one ever logs in to the conference call on time, the power points are elementary, and certificates for completion are handed out months later. Faculty meetings are held, but focus on how adjunct faculty members can improve student retention with limited resources and time allotment.
Overall, those in leadership roles are lacking leadership skills, managerial skills, or simply spread too thin to carry out the schools initiatives and mission.