Numerous Requirements, Little Pay
ONLINE INSTRUCTOR (Current Employee) – CA – December 8, 2014
UOP has a very strict time schedule for faculty. They do not care if their site is having issues, or if there is a power outage at your home, there is no forgiveness if feedback is even one minute late. If you become ill and can not go into your classroom for two or three days, you may be fired. They have very unrealistic guidelines for course approval. They want the faculty to be well rounded and an expert on a topic, but the person who qualifies the faculty for those positions, does not understand that in management, you are often responsible for many components, all of which make the faculty member very qualified to teach. I always find it ironic that your teaching experience at UOP does not count toward your experience. This said, how do they qualify their faculty who teach education. They teach for UOP, but it "does not count". They may not give you a class for months, then you are suppose to be able to jump right in there, in an efficient manner and perform as though you do the job every day. They need improvements and I am hopeful the new president will take a good look at all these issues. They rely heavily on your work experience, but it is not enough when having classroom discussions or providing feedback. Instead, you are to copy quotes from the weekly reading and/or include additional material, which has been found online. I think adding websites is a nice add, but should not be required for feedback. The time commitment averages the pay out to about $10/hr. Why am I still there? I enjoy teaching, that is the only reason; working from anywhere helps greatly.
allows students in remote areas, or those with work and family to earn a college degree.
low pay, inconsistant work