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Truckee Meadows Community College Reviews

Updated May 2, 2017
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  1. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Project & Supply Chain Manager in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Project & Supply Chain Manager in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Truckee Meadows Community College part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Minimal supervision & reporting for instructors. The student population was great.

    Cons

    I would say that they need to hire more full-time instructors, but I know its a funding issue and mostly out of their control.


  2. "You never know"

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    Current Employee - Part-time Instructor in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Part-time Instructor in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Truckee Meadows Community College part-time

    Pros

    Good students help make the experience at Truckee Meadows Community College a good one. Only a few drop off. Administration keeps you up to date. Some freedom in teaching.

    Cons

    Changes in academics and student population keep you from having consistency in a paycheck. You might get 3 classes one term, then one or two the next. Unless you're only looking for something to do, you cannot live on part time faculty work.I do the same high quality for the two classes as I do for 5 courses. Pay schedule could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for trying to ensure that your adjunct faculty feel respected and valued. Try to pull some weight for hiring full time from within your adjunct pool.


  3. "Such a Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Reno, NV
    Recommends

    I have been working at Truckee Meadows Community College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    TMCC is a great working environment; all of the staff are exceptionally helpful and everyone here seems to have a "let's make it happen" attitude. Student-success is truly at the heart of everything here and adjuncts are given a lot of freedom in developing courses.

    Cons

    Not many cons other than the fact that there does not appear to be many full-time faculty opportunities/slots.

    Advice to Management

    Would be great if there was a "full-time" track available to adjuncts; could prove merit through teaching excellence, service, and publication.


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  5. "Part Time Instructors"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Instructor in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Part Time Instructor in Reno, NV
    Recommends

    I have been working at Truckee Meadows Community College part-time

    Pros

    The different departments at TMCC have some of the most amazing professionals in the city, state, and nation. It's wonderful being around such great individuals while teaching or tutoring at TMCC.

    Cons

    Like all universities and community colleges, silly politics and bitter decision making play too large a role in the education system. Students and educators are what comes first, and sadly that's forgotten sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Allow part time instructors to work more. They're a huge resource to the college and employing them further would be beneficial to the college and the instructors.


  6. "State of Nevada does not care about higher ed - Beware"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sparks, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sparks, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Truckee Meadows Community College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great mission and service to the community.
    Matching tax deferred retirement plan through he state of NV, but it's 15% of your gross salary.

    Cons

    State insurance is very expensive and wellness benefit is MIA.
    Most members of the administration do not have any management experience. Thus they do not know how to problem solve ethically.
    No COLA from state of NV in 7 years
    No merit pay from state of NV
    Salaries not consistent with University for same job.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, classified staff and faculty, as much as you listen to students. They are in a position to know what is needed for student success. Students have their own agenda, faculty care about all of them equally.


  7. "Cashier's Office Student Workers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Truckee Meadows Community College (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule while you in classes

    Cons

    Big on micro-management, policies and procedures often change quickly and without forewarning

    Advice to Management

    Recognize student workers as people


  8. "Part time student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

    Pros

    great professors, helpful student support

    Cons

    times of classes, need to have more availability at night

    Advice to Management

    make more classes available in the evenings


  9. "Work experience"

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    Current Employee - Computer Technician in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Computer Technician in Reno, NV

    I have been working at Truckee Meadows Community College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy working at TMCC. I have met many people and enjoy assisting everyone on their computer needs.

    Cons

    Unfortunately this is only a part-time job. I would prefer a job with more longevity.


  10. "Part-Time Instructor (English)"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Instructor in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great department management.

    Cons

    Lower pay for part-time instructors than UNR. The morale of the school in general seems fairly low, but it's easy to detach from it and do your own thing.


  11. "In the Writing Center, the management was phenomenal and the work/schedule was stellar, in spite of the mediocre pay."

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    Former Employee - Lead Tutor in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Lead Tutor in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Truckee Meadows Community College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    When I worked there, the Writing Center leadership was innovative, caring, and very responsive to the needs of the students and the employees. There was a general culture of empowerment, which allowed individual tutors to pilot programs, do research, and thrive in a community focused on learning. Additionally, for those who seek to continue their track through academia (and work in academia as a career), tutoring experience is phenomenal preparation for teaching classes as a graduate student, and it also looks excellent on scholarship applications, grant applications, and resumes. Also, for student employees, the Center works with school/extracurricular schedules to make working life as convenient as possible. One of many major perks: potlucks. Unprompted and often.

    Cons

    The pay is mediocre for those trying to survive on this job. The management regularly touted that this was not the job to pay bills with. Even by the deflated standards of pay within academia, tutors make less than some fast food workers. This benefits from this job come from the experience, not the pay.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being wonderful. Seriously. And keep fighting the good fight! Get more funding! Build more connections within the college and across the state/nation! Keep getting errybody psyched on writing! Send more tutors to conferences!


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