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"Disillusioned Adjunct Faculty"

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Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor
Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

It is a small campus, generally attractive other than the new construction. Small departments mean you get to know other faculty members well. Programs are apparently well run, and the politics of the academy are not as vicious as other colleges where I have taught.

Cons

Adjunct are second-class citizens. Benefits are limited, and do NOT ask about them to senior management.

Advice to Management

You have 100 FT instructors and 200 PT instructors; recognize that you cannot exist without the strength, experience, and enthusiasm of PT faculty by treating them with respect, better pay, and improved employment opportunities. Establish seniority among the adjunct faculty to reward the loyalty many of them show the college. Do not tout claims of growth in FT hires when you fail to mention they were offset by retirements.

Other Employee Reviews for Napa Valley College

  1. "Great first job"

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    Former Employee - IT Student Assistant
    Former Employee - IT Student Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Napa Valley College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Best community College in the area
    Beautiful campus

    Cons

    Not much to do sometimes
    Would have liked further training

    Advice to Management

    Needs more leadership and direction for the department


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I should have listened to my former boss...saw the light after six months."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Napa Valley College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diverse student body; friendly staff; location is in Napa close to downtown; plug ins for electric vehicles; small campus (also a con); new library and science buildings.

    Cons

    Admins are living the good life with high six figure salaries; astonishing levels of nepotism; absent President; clueless Board of Trustees; shockingly nonchalant approach to the law and the college's legal mandates.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone and start over-- you are the laughing stock of the California CC system.


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