Chemeketa Community College

  www.chemeketa.edu
  www.chemeketa.edu
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If you have work study and math skills, good place to share knowledge and get money.

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Former Employee - Tutor III in Salem, OR
Former Employee - Tutor III in Salem, OR

I worked at Chemeketa Community College part-time (more than an year)

Pros

Tutoring center has an excellent work culture, paid training, and is a good place to work on homework while off duty. Supervisors love input from students and tutors, and will also help if you can't help a student.

Cons

Difficult to get in without work study, especially if the economy is bad. Job security may be more challenging if you are not part of the faculty members' union.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please make sure that students are able to access more advanced courses and employment on satellite campus, there are enough qualified instructors to teach courses at advanced levels, and do not restrict financial aid for people who did not successfully transfer to a 4-year school. Both students and faculty would benefit.

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    Great for family time and having a life outside of work.

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Salem, OR

    I have been working at Chemeketa Community College full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible working conditions and somewhat flexible hours. Very limited evening and weekend work which is not common for an IT job. A lot of great people to work with.

    Cons

    Benefits (retirement and otherwise) are being whittled away quickly. Pay is at the bottom end of the technical field. Positions are largely part of the classified union and the "decision band method" is used for classification. This very closely ties technical positions to non-technical positions for bargaining and pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Environment needs a bit more structure (which is happening). Pay needs to be better than the current "below average" for the technical skills and experience needed. This is hard to get in the public education sector, but without it the college will continue to experience talent drain and will have to look at outsourcing.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Adjunct Faculty at Chemeketa

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Salem, OR

    I have been working at Chemeketa Community College as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    We have a high degree of autonomy in our teaching. I can make it what I want it to be. The schedule is flexible. The students are great and you feel great teaching them. The union is OK. You get to change lives.

    Cons

    No benefits. You cannot teach more than 8 classes per academic year. It is hard to get summer classes. This can lead to 3 months without a paycheck. At step 5 the pay is about 950. per month per class, gross. Did I say not benefits and no chance to get them. 75% of faculty is adjunct, but the union cannot seem to get them to respond and organize. Their fault not the unions. It is supposed to be a second job, but many if not most adjunct are trying to survive on this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your adjunct faculty ever wake up to their power, you have a big surprise coming.

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