Maricopa Community Colleges - Adjunct Instructor | Glassdoor
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    "Adjunct Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Maricopa Community Colleges part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loved teaching in these colleges, great students and really awesome to be able to teach interested college students. The per credit payment is also livable even in Phoenix, and is some of the highest pay for adjuncts in the country (I believe). Most of the colleges have beautiful campuses as well and using Canvas for teaching was very good.

    Cons

    Ok, so - you're "just an adjunct." The atmosphere is very clear that part-time instructors are not really valued and to be honest, it seems like anyone with a full-time job is more important than the instructor. This can create some very tense moments when you try and get your own work done without an office, without supplies and without any sort of support. You are not invited to department meetings or most events and in general you are expected to just come and go and not ask any questions and not ever ask for help. It seems very uncomfortable between adjuncts and residential faculty. Do it for the experience but be very careful. I had excellent reviews from students and faculty and was appreciated I am sure. I tried to be polite and professional but in the end it made me very unhappy to be treated so poorly and I left. Making maybe $20,000 (and no benefits) a year working hard when residential faculty make >$85,000 (+ generous benefits) a year for the same amount of work can really wear a person down very quickly.

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    Maricopa Community Colleges2016-03-06
  1. "It is one of the largest Community Colleges in the US"

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    I have been working at Maricopa Community Colleges

    Pros

    It has good health care benefits

    Cons

    Advancement in the company no very good

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    Maricopa Community Colleges2019-06-05
  2. "Used to be great"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    I have been working at Maricopa Community Colleges full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits are decent if you don't have a family.

    Cons

    If you weren't hired under the old pay structure, don't waste your time. No raises, no advancement, complete opacity with regards to pay placement for new hires, they WILL low-ball your offer based on "budgetary reasons" that fall outside of the established "pay placement procedures". And won't tell you that on your offer, so you don't really *know* if you're getting what you deserve.

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    Maricopa Community Colleges2020-02-25

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