Pros: access to computers, library, equipment, supplies and managers.
Cons: few hours, low pay, no benefits, and none/negligable colleagues of the same ethniticy in power positions or collegues.
A typical day at school you learn that as an adjunct professor you are limited in the amount of hours that you work and along with that you have no benefits. While the rooms and equipment are adequate to service the students, you find out that the demographic community being served is highly under represented which borders in discrimination and/or racism – more... in their hiring process. While management is great, the imbalance in the ethnicity of the administration or management is overwhelming in favor of whites and blacks. The co-workers are just fine people but again the proportion of the hiring of those co-workers does not reflect the demographics of the area served and thus under representing and doing a disservice to our Chicano community. The hardest part of the job is knowing that you are not full time, have no benefits and working in a discriminatory and/or racist institution for not doing the right thing to correct these disparities. The most enjoyable part of the job is teaching the students who are hungry for knowledge and having the satisfaction that you had the opportunity to provide that service. – less