Miami Jacobs Career College
Adjunct Instructor part time as needed (Former Employee) – Dayton and Troy, OHio – May 31, 2015
I was very fortunate to work with Miami Jacobs Career College because they had excellent rapport with faculty , administration and students. The administration gave excellent ongoing training for all staff including instructors and had open door policies.
One typical day at work would be to set up my classroom with writing on the board for class objectives for the day including any questions I received from students by email. Next I reviewed textbook and course syllabus with students in the classroom and we discussed homework, textbook reading, projects, pros and cons and student feedback of questions about each course.
I learned that everyday has a new experience no matter the position or the audience and that a pleasant teamwork attitude sets the pace for learning for both students, workers,and instructors to share their work experiences.
The hardest part of the job was at the end of each term/quarter or semester saying good bye to those students graduating. The next hardest part of the job was to teach critical thinking and problem solving to young and middle age adults who had never used it in their life. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing students smile when they knew an answer to my questions and that they learned to gain trust of themselves , me and other students to ask the 5 critical thinking questions in class to problem solve .
Pros would be the training MJCC provided to instructors to retain students.
Cons would be grading essays