Sinclair was once a very good school, it was innovative and education centered. It has turned into little more than a technical or trade school. It's programs often have such a long wait list we loose students because they run out of financial aid or time before they ever even get into their program. Professors are evermore stripped of their voices in any governance, and now often teach "canned" classes. The faculty have no control over their schedules, this is because of the need for the administration to consolidate power under their offices. The climate for faculty is VERY stratified, with everything geared toward developing and supporting the full time faculty, who make little more than 30% of the total faculty. The majority of the faculty are adjunct, part-time. Their pay is below the national average, there are no benefits, and no job-security. There are very very few and far between opportunities for advancement, and when they arise, they often go to those outside of Sinclair. Sinclair has no interest in actual education, they simply want the student dollars. They claim to have support services for students, but the creation of those has done little or nothing for the student retention or graduation rates. There are no offices for adjunct faculty, they have to meet with students in hallways, unused conference rooms, and library nooks. Departmental support for adjuncts vary, however they do not create an atmosphere that is inclusive of all. They are very stratified and treat adjuncts badly. No one actually cares about one another except in a superficial way. No one speaks up for one another, they just go in, do their job, and leave. It is because they are afraid they will be under fire from the administration.
DO NOT WORK HERE IF YOU CARE ABOUT OTHERS. It is great to be left alone and make a little side money, but it is no way a secure job, nor is it a supported job. Your income is so unstable you do not know if you will have enough, or even any, work, and may not be able to pay your bills. I honestly have no idea how the people who are writing the positive reviews can sleep at night.