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Disillusioned Adjunct Faculty

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Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor
Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor

I have been working at Napa Valley College

Pros

It is a small campus, generally attractive other than the new construction. Small departments mean you get to know other faculty members well. Programs are apparently well run, and the politics of the academy are not as vicious as other colleges where I have taught.

Cons

Adjunct are second-class citizens. Benefits are limited, and do NOT ask about them to senior management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You have 100 FT instructors and 200 PT instructors; recognize that you cannot exist without the strength, experience, and enthusiasm of PT faculty by treating them with respect, better pay, and improved employment opportunities. Establish seniority among the adjunct faculty to reward the loyalty many of them show the college. Do not tout claims of growth in FT hires when you fail to mention they were offset by retirements.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Napa Valley Community College District

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    Former Employee - Accountant II  in  Napa, CA
    Former Employee - Accountant II in Napa, CA

    I worked at Napa Valley College full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Napa Valley Community College is an excellent employer. I worked at the Business Office and it was a very positive experience because they are very organized and committed to follow GAAP as well as rules and regulations of the the State of California, Community College Chancellor's Ofice.

    Cons

    The health benefits were not very good because the District only covers the employee and not the beneficiaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Mostly positive with some difficult communication.

    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor  in  Napa, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Napa, CA

    I have been working at Napa Valley College part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Small college where you can get to know your students well and work with them.

    Cons

    Communication from anyone other than your direct supervisor are limited.

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