Assisted (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – May 24, 2018
I like knowing that I'm doing something important. Important in keeping the public safe. that dedication and honesty play a big part. I had lots of opportunities to learn from and help me get where I am today. I know I'm doing something important. I know I'm doing a great job. I'm not afraid to admit when I have made a mistake.
Adjunct Lecturer (Former Employee) – Highland Hills, OH – June 13, 2018
People hired in the tenure-track path are on another trajectory than adjuncts or lecturers -- they get plenty of support from colleagues and the union no matter how green they are when hired. Administrators have bountiful salaries. Adjunct faculty may subsist on 3K per course for a while. But do not delude yourself. You won't thrive. Courses will fill and be given to full-timers whose courses don't fill. As a part-timer: No one will care when/if you leave or you pass on to another job or you end up with a problem students. You certainly won't grow here unless through your own effort. It is basically like working on a silent stage, helping students, being there to encourage students, then walking off. No support, no caring, no compassion if you hit difficulties coupled with no recognition if you're great at helping students gain confidence. It's like a clique, really, and some of us are never let in. Perhaps if a special manager takes an interest in you: You will be that exception.
English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor (Current Employee) – Cleveland, OH – May 6, 2018
Tri-C has made positive changes over the past five years such as providing training workshops for adjuncts with possibility of being paid. Teaching and interacting with students is the best part of the job. Low pay for adjuncts is the worst.
Tri-C has a growing campus that seeks to become a premier campus, in my opinion. I believe they are going through growing pains but will be a better organization and institute for learning when their vision and goals match their clientele's diverse needs.
Sign Language Interpreter (Former Employee) – Parma, OH – April 5, 2018
My day and work hours depended on the number of deaf students that required an interpreter. The hardest part of the job was having a full scheduled at the beginning of the semester then the students dropping classes and you had no work, The most enjoyable part of the job were the students.
I was part of a work-study employment program at Cuyahoga Community College while I was pursuing my Associate of Liberal Arts degree. I was never fired from the job; I graduated in December 2015, thus, my employment was terminated.
Childrens Learning Center Assistant (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – March 7, 2018
Wonderful experience working and teaching children. Seeing the children being amazed at what they could do. Watching their minds working to create items in art. Seeing children from different cultures mingle and share ideas, toys and playtime. Learning ways to calm difficult children at naptime and storytime.
It was very pleasant to be an adjunct faculty member teaching algebra and statistics to college students. I enjoyed preparing detailed classroom notes for students to illustrate the daily content we were covering. Students were very appreciative of my efforts.
Online Learning and Academic Technology Internship (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – December 11, 2017
As an intern everyone was very friendly and helpful. The environment is relaxed but the workload will keep you busy. I maintained information on the servers and I never had a problem communicating with other employees.
Contradictory job culture. Individual work units were generally congenial and collaborative. District administration was arbitrary and adversarial tried to run a non-profit like a business. Not always successful