Love working with the students
Adjunct Faculty (Current Employee) – Lafayette, IN – October 22, 2015
When I started out, I taught on campus and so my "typical" day was different than it is now as an online instructor. I came in and taught my three or four classes, each with its own unique atmosphere and group of students. I went home, prepped for the next class, and graded assignments and answered student emails. Now, the "teaching" is done online, so there is less face to face interaction, but still fun. I've learned quite a bit about the difference between online teaching and face-to-face. I've learned more about community college students and their unique needs as well, as compared to Research One schools, where I taught as a graduate student. I have a decent department chair, and an interesting Dean. Because I teach online, I don't interact as much with my co-workers outside of our beginning-of-the-semester meetings, but enjoy their company when we do engage. The hardest part of my job currently is probably the lack of face-to-face interaction with my students, while the most enjoyable part is the fact that it can be done any time of the day or night.