I worked at Contra Costa Community College District part-time (More than a year)
Strong teacher's union, which means good benefits and salary, even for adjunct faculty at the school. Nice people in the Biology department, they love what they do and the students really respond. Good amount of autonomy as an adjunct instructor. All faculty are great resources and willing to share materials
Not great hours if you are an adjunct like me. Teaching night/evening classes. No pay for grading or admin as an adjunct (though the hourly pay is great compared to other non-unionized community colleges nationwide).
Advice to Management
Continue allowing faculty to have a voice, continue to recruit full-timers who appreciate adjunct work and are supportive of their team members. Small classes capped at 26 was key in ensuring all students (many who are high-risk of not continuing in college) get the attention they deserve.
I applied in-person. I interviewed at Contra Costa Community College District.
There wasnt a formal interview, however it helps to be apart of the program so that you know what the purpose of CSE is about. Dr. Sidharta is a great person to talk to, build a relationship with her even if you dont get the position. She is an amazing person.
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