Relationship with English colleagues very positive, but administration and committee structure not academically supportive.
Pros: Freedom and flexibility in the classroom
Cons: Heavy loads. Not evaluated on teaching effectiveness but on other criteria.
The regular teaching load for an instructor is 5 classes per semester. This semester I am teaching 4 different courses. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I am with students from 8 AM until 4 PM. Besides the classroom time, the load for grading papers is very heavy for composition teachers. I have strengthened my classroom pedagogical and classroom management skills. I have also developed additional confidence in myself as a teacher. My co-workers are very collegial,scholarly, and supportive. The most enjoyable part of the job is working directly with students and guiding their improvement