School Has a Discipline Problem
Instructor (Former Employee) – Carlsbad, CA – September 18, 2015
Taught very briefly as an adjunct for this company. Nice facility, well-equipped classrooms, and the staff seemed competent. A decent academic environment overall. The people were great, except for the dean, who was pretty intense and unclear as to expectations. He was very much focused on student discipline and archaic accounting procedures; the environment felt similar to teaching a class in a minimum security prison or the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. I could see that the disciplinary rules were going to take away from a clear focus on teaching, so I tried to adjust them a bit (with the dean's approval), which only created more disciplinary issues among students who didn't like the changes. Since the job paid far less than local 'scale' for adjuncting, I decided it just wasn't worth having to deal with all the esoteric 'rules' and shifting expectations, so I bailed, Told the dean I would work until he found a suitable replacement, but he showed me the door. Guess he was as relieved to see me go as I was to hit the bricks! If you decide to work here, be sure to get a clear contract from them with all of the administrative and disciplinary requirements and expectations of the job spelled out in detail!
Nice physical environment and classrooms
Discipline problems and a lack of clear expectations up-front