A pittance of compensation.
Adjunct Instructor (Current Employee) – North Park, MO – April 28, 2017
Unlike most higher education, Vatterott doesn't seem to hire instructors as faculty - only as independent contractors. Classes are rushed, meeting once a week for 4 hours at a time. In addition, classes only last 10 weeks. You try teaching the entirety of College Algebra in the span of 10 weeks. Because of the shortness of the courses, acquiring more than two or three at a time is very difficult, usually maxing at two or three standing contracts at a time.
The facility itself is run-down. The overhead screens are damaged and never fixed. I never got an office to hold office hours, but I was still expected to hold office hours on campus.
Adjunct instructors are required to punch into an online clock during work. I do not expect this from a profession that requires a Master's Degree in education.
low pay, no benefits, unmaintained premises, no office, time-clock, rushed classes