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"Oakton is a great place to work."

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Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Des Plaines, IL
Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Des Plaines, IL
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Pros

Oakton is an environment where you are really free to invent solutions, collaborate across departments, and grow as an individual and professional. I've never experienced such a nurturing environment.

Cons

There is a bit of a cliquishness. Long time Oakton folks can be dismissive.

Advice to Management

Underlying some of the issues between faculty and administration is the perception that neither side understands and supports the vision of the other side. Faculty see the administration as leaving them out of key decisions and the administration appear to see the faculty as unable to focus on the big picture. If there were an increase in opportunities for "airing of grievances", there would be fewer skirmishes.

Other Employee Reviews for Oakton Community College

  1. "Better-than-average adjunct professorship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oakton Community College part-time

    Pros

    Great facilities and faculty support.

    Cons

    Like most community colleges, the pay is far too low for the work you must do, if you want to give high-quality instruction to your students.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to pay your adjuncts more if you want the best possible instruction for the students.


  2. "Adjunct faculty at Oakton"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Plaines, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Plaines, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oakton Community College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to work closely with students and help them with their career goals. There are some adjuncts the with a lot of teaching experience that are happy to give advice.

    Cons

    The course availability for new adjuncts is very limited. There is basically no support or professional development opportunity for adjuncts.

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