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I have been working at Institute of Public Administration full-time
When I came to IPA, I learned that the guy who hired me and about half of the department left. I learned why during the next year. It has a good cafeteria, relatively high pay, relatively low contact hours, private office, housing allowance provided, students are generally low stress, but the exceptions make up for it. Meetings do not occur frequently. There is a 2 tier teacher system where direct hires get the good assignments and higher pay.
However, if you are a contractor teacher you will get more contact hours and more troublesome students. Teacher evaluations are surprise observations with nothing written down for your benefit. Admin. to teacher instructions are often unwritten and delivered by the "yes man" senior teacher. Admin. is unresponsive to your discipline problems but very quick to act on student complaints. The housing allowance is low and the teacher will probably have to pay some rent out of pocket. There are some vacation periods where teachers must report to work and do nothing or adjust the grades upwards so that the students feel better. They have the gall to say that their academic standards are high.
Advice to Management
Management won't listen but think twice about taking a job where there is a 2 tier system and you are at the bottom.
Keeping teachers working during vacation might boost your ego but it destroys teacher morale. Don't kid yourselves that you produce quality graduates. You don't.
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