I taught mostly morning classes and frequently back-to-back with about a 20 minute break in-between; my Department Chair and colleagues were available to meet with at least weekly and bi-weekly by phone, every other day by email. I had a full-time contract which I loved but due to funding the temp contracts were the first to be cut. I advised students in both a full-time (approximately 25 advisees) and part-time basis (voluntary). I was involved as an English Department Chair Representative to the Educational Technology Committee(3 years) and in English Department meetings, delivering presentations in both assessment and technology to my colleagues and ed tech liaison to other faculty in a mentoring role and mentoring part-timers in my full-time capacity.
Due to attending Kellogg Institute and other Developmental English research and expertise demonstrated by my colleagues, I learned a lot to help in me in any college setting from Developmental and ESL to college-level composition classes. The most enjoyable part of teaching at TRCC was the one-on-one interactions with students of all cultures and abilities. The diversity at this college is one of its strengths. The hardest part of the job was losing my full-time contract but due to my loyalty and love of the college I willingly accepted any part-time classes offered.