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ITT Technical Institute Adjunct Instructor Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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ITT Technical Institute Chairman & CEO Kevin M. Modany
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  • No work life balance, schedule changes constantly (in 29 reviews)

  • Upper management encourages passing every student regardless of grades, so they will stay enrolled (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Adjunct Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Cordova, TN
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Cordova, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ITT Technical Institute part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good program. Instructors were given some liberties with regards to how the information was presented. I personally connected with each student and i was able tailor the lessons to their preferred learning style.

    Dispite their negative preception and questionable lending practices, they provided an opportunity to advance for those that could not go to college straight out of high school and for the working adult.

    Cons

    Information was not always communicated in a very effective manner.

    Advice to Management

    Revise attendance policies and allow instructors in the classrooms to decide if a student has met the requirements to enter into the field they've worked in their entire lives.


  2. "Thank you, Elizabeth Warren"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Youngstown, OH
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Youngstown, OH
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ITT Technical Institute part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Every single colleague in academic affairs truly cared about his/her students and went above and beyond the pittance pay to turn out knowledgeable and competitive students who were ready to improve their lives and become productive members of society. The vast majority of the students truly cared about improving their lives through new skills and education.

    Cons

    Corporate management was clueless about the bottom line. More often than not, numbers-pushers at the corporate level help local campuses by the hamstrings. The "groom" on top of the cake was Mr. Kevin M, followed by ugly "bridesmaids" in the federal government who will not admit they targeted the company for shut-down because the majority of students never paid back their enormous student loans.

    Advice to Management

    Why hire consummate professionals if you did not trust them to do their jobs without hovering? Corporate management officials probably all secured jobs at the federal government level, where meddling in affairs is a valuable trait.

  3. "Goodby ITT"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Newberg, OR
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Newberg, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ITT Technical Institute (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with students that had interest in tech/design

    Cons

    Discontinuation of programs
    ITT was forced to close by government.


  4. "Virtues of For-Profit Colleges"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor In General Studies in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor In General Studies in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A college like ITT is better for adults than a traditional liberal-arts school. What combat vet would like a school that treats him like a teenager? At ITT we could teach based on Adult Learning Theory--because adults cannot learn in the way that traditional-age students do; every bit of information must relate somehow to adults' real-life concerns, or else they simply cannot remember it; there's no file for it in their memory. And ITT's numbers on retention, graduation rate, placement, and amount of tuition were very close to those of many nonprofit colleges. I taught the liberal-arts courses, and my students were overall just as bright as those at all the other colleges I have taught at. The business model for colleges is, in fact, more ethical than the still rather medieval model of many traditional schools. since they are, in fact, businesses, no longer a branch of a church.

    Cons

    As an adjunct, I was paid badly, had neither benefits or security--but that's true for the adjuncts at every college in America, including Harvard. ITT was forced to close by the USDE, quite unfairly and arbitrarily, IMHO, Because of political pressure from the traditional colleges.
    ITT, like most for-profit schools, could not get regional accreditation, because the traditional schools, who control that, impose requirements their own schools never had to meet.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate the graduates of for-profit colleges in terms of their own individual skills, not in terms of the stereotypes about their college. A former combat vet will have gotten a better eucation at a business-model school than he could possibly have gotten at a school focused on older teenagers.


  5. "Adjunct Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ITT Technical Institute part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company was fairly good to employees. Working with students was very rewarding.

    Cons

    The common ills of a corporate giant. In the end, the students suffered the most for the problems that existed.


  6. "Vindicated!"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They paid every 2 weeks

    Cons

    Evil business model, untrasferrable credits, rotten pay.

    Advice to Management

    nah nah nah nah.


  7. "it was a good way to start teaching"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Deland, FL
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Deland, FL

    I worked at ITT Technical Institute (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    it was a good way to start teaching

    Cons

    they're expectations of their students were not realistic

  8. "Adjunct Instructor"

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    Former Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in Independence, LA
    Former Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in Independence, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ITT Technical Institute as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated faculty and staff, good work environment, adult students motivated to acquire new skills.

    Cons

    All decisions including curriculum made by administration in Indianapolis; local administrators had very little discretion and changed jobs frequently. Ultimately, ITT's business model caught up with them: the Department of Education shut them down for "fiscal improprieties". We all lost our jobs (all 130 campuses) this September. I believe they have filed a Chapter7 bankruptcy (not 11, 7).

    Advice to Management

    Too little, too late: behave yourselves!


  9. "So :Long"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Merrillville, IN
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Merrillville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I liked teaching there. Most admin were nice.

    Cons

    Equipment bad, they went out of business, so long jack

    Advice to Management

    Don't be shady


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Cobbtown, GA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Cobbtown, GA

    I have been working at ITT Technical Institute (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small classes, great support from my Dean

    Cons

    The college closed its doors.