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OK place for teaching part-time

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Current Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in Houston, TX
Current Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in Houston, TX

I have been working at The Art Institutes as a contractor (More than a year)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Recommends
Negative Outlook

Pros

I enjoy quite a bit of freedom as to how I teach and grade. Students are motivated but often under prepared. Facilities are new and colleagues are friendly. School goes by quarter system so I get to refine the syllabus every 12 weeks. There is free parking and can contribute to 401K.

Cons

Like any adjunct teaching, there is not enough money if you rely only on this income. They can cut class any time. There is no office for instructors, just cubicles, which most part-time instructors don't even bother to visit. It's quite hard to feel like you are part of the team when you just go and teach your classes and leave.

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  1. working in a library as a student assistant is great!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Librarian in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Librarian in San Bernardino, CA

    I worked at The Art Institutes part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - Friendly staff
    - All the food areas are nearby
    - you get student discount on their store
    - you have all the best sources in school
    - work both PC and Macs
    - you can bring your own laptop

    Cons

    - start on minimum wage but you'll get a raise in a year
    - not enough hours

    Advice to Management

    Wish there was a live chat for students who needed help for assistance, other than calling from a phone, like a tech support or something.


  2. This place is a black hole

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Seattle, WA

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It "looks" good on a resume?

    Cons

    -unethical practices (it used to be worse, but luckily the government has highly regulated for-profit schools)

    -turnover is so high that no one will get to know you until about 6-8 months in, thus making it an uncomfortable environment. There's about 5 people out of 32 who have been there more than 3 years.

    -worst micro-management anyone will ever experience

    -you are cold calling people people who didn't really request information about the school AND who have already said they're not interested 10+ times.

    -manager's aren't very intelligent or good at managing.

    -other departments don't like working with admissions 9due to high turnover and improperly trained new people) and make it very aware

    the list is endless, really.


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