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Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Really enjoy working with students and seeing them succeed (in 9 reviews)

  • Helping students go from zero experience to completing full graphic design projects is very rewarding (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • The number of full time faculty is small compared to part time instructors (in 27 reviews)

  • Low pay in comparison to other institutions (in 24 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Adjunct Instructor"

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    Current Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Open communication and support from management

    Cons

    Capped at three classes per semester


  2. "Faculty Advisor & Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very Flexible, Work/Life Balance. Friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Always changing. Limited upward mobility.

  3. "Community College"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The President of the school is very involved and care about both students and employees, and she communicates on a regular, and make it easy to follow her lead.

    Cons

    The pay is low

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and always keep an open mind


  4. "Associate Professor"

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    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ivy Tech Community College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very open salary structure.
    Most of the students are great. Quite a mix of those coming back to school after some work experience in order to advance their careers and younger students
    Tremendous effort to keep the courses compatible with what will be accepted by 4 year schools.

    Cons

    Hard to predict the need for part time professors.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on working on improvements


  5. "Nice working environment with great staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice staff that are extremely helpful and always willing to answer questions or help on tasks.

    Cons

    Top heavy, not enough assistants to help in the demand of the Vice President positions being created. With the new President there are a lot of changes and demands that are a little unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more assisting positions, promote from within.


  6. "Math and Science Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Math Tutor in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Math Tutor in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great colleges and supervisors. Good benefits and fee remission and reimbursements if you are planning on going to grad school.

    Cons

    Very busy and we are under staffed. Pay sucks.


  7. "Adjunct Instructor"

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    Current Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in Indianapolis, IN
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Teaching at Ivy Tech is very rewarding in terms of having an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of non-traditional students. Depending on the department in which you teach, you may have substantial opportunities to customize the syllabus and make the class reflect your strengths as an instructor.

    Cons

    It's full time work for part time pay. The equivalent job at a local 4-year school pays almost 30% more for teaching the same classes.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more full-time faculty. Give adjuncts a living wage. Give instructors opportunities to publish about the results of their work rather than refusing to allow them to identify the school at which they teach in any articles they write.

  8. "Great Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College part-time

    Pros

    Making a difference to the community. Teaching is very rewarding.

    Cons

    No stability. Your hours can change from semester to semester.


  9. "Hospitality Dept"

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    Current Contractor - Online Instructor in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Contractor - Online Instructor in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I like the people I work with. We all have a common goal to help the students succeed. Staff, faculty and administration all work towards the same goal. There are some really fun events that we get to take part in.

    Cons

    Not enough funding for them to hire faculty full time. This ends up hurting the students because there is a lack of consistency. Most of the contracted adjunct faculty have to move to full time jobs since there are no benefits.


  10. "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ivy Tech Community College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome benefits. You're not going to beat what little you're paying in health insurance. Truly excellent retirement package. Also, the percent increase each year (not guaranteed, but usually happens as long as you meet certain criteria) is fantastic.

    Cons

    Communication is lacking from department to department. Something will change and no one thinks to communicate that down through other departments. Need some better processes in place.


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