Pros: the wonderful students, creation of two levels at my position
Cons: attitude of tenured and tenure track faculty toward ntt and adjunct faculty
I love teaching at Gonzaga. Love it. And yet finding myself stuck in a non tenure track position means doing the job but being looked down upon by my peers in the department and across the university. Tenured and tenure track professors seem to think the NTT faculty are here to push their teaching numbers skyward so they might take sabbatical and "do important things." They are even worse when newly tenured. There is no funding available for professional growth opportunities. It is assumed NTT faculty aren't interested in research, which I'm sure some of us are very interested.