Pros: dedicated students, beautiful campus, good av aids.
Cons: disorganization, minimal support, too much work for pay
I worked as an adjunct for one term. I was required to invest a great deal of my time into developing my course, setting up my website, creating and grading exams and homework assignments, and assistimg students. Per hour, I wound up making less than the minimum wage, and was not contacted about continuing teaching the course again, so my investment was lost. To make matters worse, my teaching was observed one evening by a supervising professor without any prior warning; although I was completely prepared, I was taken by surprise. I received no feedback. I am quite dissapointed with my experience, and would advise anyone considering this that, the full-time professors only teach three courses per semester (often the on-line ones), will offer minimal help and have unusually high expectations of adjuncts; you will be "used" to the max.