Ashford University

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Online teaching- flexible but not good work-life balance

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Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in San Diego, CA

I worked at Ashford University part-time (more than an year)

Pros

Instruction can be fully online and on a mostly flexible schedule, with weekly deadlines and some daily requirements. While it is text-only, you can add your own multimedia to make it more engaging and effective.

Cons

If you have a day job M-F their schedule (T-Sun) can really mess up the week and you end up working 7 days a week. Recently their policies changed to increase Instructor load without a commensurate pay raise.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do not overburden instructors and pay more in accordance with prevailing Higher Education rates. Please look into recruitment procedures and academic advising strategies to ensure college-readiness of students.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay far away

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    Current Employee - Instructional Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Instructional Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Ashford University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Money- higher than public schools

    Cons

    #1- underqualified management
    #2- job security
    #3- lack of credibility in institution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    EQMS isn't everything- treat employees like human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    This is a waste of your time.

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Teaching Assistant in Clinton, IA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Teaching Assistant in Clinton, IA

    I worked at Ashford University as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get experience with grading a high volume of student work, super flexible schedule, independence, work from home or anywhere.

    Cons

    Low quality of education for students, unreasonable work load for pay, stock classrooms and lessons means no professional challenges, no chance to excel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can run your online classroom like a for-profit institution or you can make a difference in your student's lives; you can't do both. Pay your employees fairly and allow the excellent educators you have working for you to do their job better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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