Tusculum College Reviews

Updated April 10, 2014
Updated April 10, 2014
7 Reviews

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    Tusculum College

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tusculum College full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There's a great group of people at TC. Generally they care for you and support your professional development. Small beautiful campus where you can get to know students and fellow staff. Plenty of excercise walking to and from parking. Lots of opportunities to become involved in college programs: Advanced Registration Days, Safe Zone, etc.

    Cons

    The biggest issue is pay - I'm guessing that most staff are paid at least half what they are worth, I have no idea about faculty. Parking is backwards from most colleges, faculty, staff and students fight over parking, but with a small campus, you don't have to walk more than half a mile to cross campus. Little room to advance up the company ladder.

    Recommends
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    Decent place to teach

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Teacher in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Tusculum College as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with the students, most of whom have full-time jobs and/or are raising kids while attending Tusculum's intense classes.

    Cons

    Adjunct teachers here are, as at most schools, left to do their own thing -- there's very little interaction with other teachers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay.

    Recommends
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    NOt a good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tusculum College

    Pros

    Covered moving expenses for the job

    Cons

    Lots of backstabbing, people only in it for themselves

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    I enjoyed working as a peer tutor.

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    Current Employee - Peer Tutor  in  Greeneville, TN
    Current Employee - Peer Tutor in Greeneville, TN

    I have been working at Tusculum College as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Few hours with plenty of time for homework

    Cons

    Few hours which translated to less money made

    Recommends
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    Lots of freedom to teach in your own style

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  Greeneville, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Greeneville, TN

    I have been working at Tusculum College

    Pros

    Block system is very productive for my teaching.

    Cons

    Communication with faculty and staff is very unorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive in communications. Too often it seems like the attitude is, "if we mentioned it once, everyone should know it forever, and it's not our problem if they don't know what to do."

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    TC review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Greeneville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greeneville, TN

    I have been working at Tusculum College

    Pros

    great coworkers, flexible work hours, making a positive difference in the lives of others

    Cons

    unequal pay, retirement not covered, lack of money for staff development,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise money so faculty have a reason to develop programs that are of longterm benefits to the community and East Tennessee.

    Recommends
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    Adjunct Professor of Professional Studies

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty

    I have been working at Tusculum College as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    College has first class facilities, accompanied by unparalleled professional and staff support. Sheer joy to teach alone for this factor, but the students are all adult learners, most typically high achievers, professionals in their fields seeking to complete their four year degree or obtain a graduate degree. No discipline problems, student work is almost always timely and well done.

    Cons

    Travel Pay....the travel pay used to be representive of the mileage and one's time, but due to the recession, per diem has been reduced to almost a barely meet expenses modem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tusculum College staff, faculty, are way above the cut, they are simply the best of the best an adjunct could ever hope for. I have taught for three colleges, and none of the others come close to the support and treatment that Tusculum provides to its adjunct faculty. You are king or queen in their eyes, and they go out of their way to show it.

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