Working as an adjunct at Lone Star - University Park
Adjunct Professor (Current Employee) – University Park – May 22, 2018
The administration openly admits that you can make more money flipping burgers, so you need to approach the job as a labor of love. That being said, there's not much support for adjuncts, which the university relies on to teach the majority of its classes. The university offers professional development opportunities, but many of these offerings aren't relevant to every field, so their effectiveness is limited.
Pay is low, benefits are negligible, and there's really not much of a collegial atmosphere at all. Adjuncts do not have their own offices, although lockers are available. I've talked to other adjuncts on average once or twice a semester, but the full-time faculty members are generally recluses.