Lack of job security, delayed payroll
Associate Professor (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – November 4, 2017
Generally, the coworkers were friendly, depending on the department you work, and if lucky, you might receive a load as high as 7 classes per semester as an adjunct of associate professor. However, you have to work 3 consecutive semesters to receive any benefits beyond a mandated retired Savings Plus retirement program. If you work summers, there is a high probability that the departmental secretary will not submit the vouchers needed to ensure that you will get paid by the college because they will suddenly go on vacation of sudden sick leave and no one in Human Resources or the Union will have any idea that you are working. To make a long story short, CSU San Jose has a major problem with communication between departments, I learnt that they will not be available in any department when it comes to issues important to their employees. The culture is "you are on your own" and even after great evaluations, expect to have 2 semesters of work and be cut loose and expected to apply later on for more work. This habit is to restrict paying benefits, and the hardest part of the job ensuring that you get paid when promised and securing future work.
Positivie student participation and cooperation