Don't say your DL degrees can't get you a job!

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by mattbrent, Jun 28, 2012.

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  1. scottae316

    scottae316 New Member

    Congrats, glad to hear your story
     
  2. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Congrats!!!!!!! Well done, you deserve it.

    Abner :smile:



     
  3. mbaonline

    mbaonline New Member

    Congratulations! I know you've been hoping/working/planning for this for a long time. You are one of the most helpful people here and I'm sure that the position is well-deserved. And it is a win for DL.
     
  4. skidadl

    skidadl Member

    Way to go! Man, that's a great deal and gig.
     
  5. 03310151

    03310151 Active Member

    Wow, that is fantastic. Great job, new home, bright outlook. Very well done indeed.
     
  6. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    Congratulations!!! It's (almost) Friday night - go out and celebrate!
     
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    That's great news! :headbang::headbang::headbang:
     
  8. Mighty_Tiki

    Mighty_Tiki Member

    Congrats Matt!
     
  9. novadar

    novadar Member

    I grew up near Harrisonburg and made many trips to the Northern Neck and those parts in between often (Greene, Orange, Spotsylvania Counties). I really miss the simple beauty of a foggy Virginia morning. Godspeed to you Matt!
     
  10. BobbyJim

    BobbyJim New Member

    Great news!!!!!
     
  11. Sauron

    Sauron New Member

    Congratulations and best of Luck to you!
     
  12. Paidagogos

    Paidagogos Member

    Congratulations Matt! I'm feeling better and better about having WNMU be my alma mater everyday. hahaha. :biggrin:
     
  13. farmboy

    farmboy Member

    Way to go. Gotta love the perseverance that gets you to that point.
     
  14. ryoder

    ryoder New Member

    Awesome.
    Its good to hear that people are starting to understand that DL is a good thing.
     
  15. Shawn Ambrose

    Shawn Ambrose New Member

    Matt,

    Sorry I'm late to the party, but I just got electricity back after our storms on Friday...

    Congrats. Having worked at a rural community college, I have to believe that in addition to your teaching experience, that the ability to teach in multiple disciplines was a significant factor in your favor. You are another WNMU success story - congrats!

    Shawn
     
  16. TonyM

    TonyM Member

    Very inspirational! Do you think your advantage was having a couple of teaching fields to offer? I've always wondered if it was better to get more teaching fields in hand before getting a doctorate to teach at a CC.
     
  17. mattbrent

    mattbrent Active Member

    To answer you and Shawn, I definitely believe my ability to do two fields helped with the decision. Why? Because the individual who just retired taught the same fields that I do. :banana:

    The job posting mentioned NOTHING about Political Science. The focus was completely on History. I went into the interview talking about history, and my lesson was from US History (Propaganda in WWII), but I definitely dropped hints about teaching Political Science. Of course, they already knew I could do that because I'm doing it as an adjunct.

    RCC is a rather small community college. I'm the only History guy on campus. We have another campus, and my college on that campus teaches 4 sections of history and 1 section of humanities. I'll do the same, but my 1 section will be political science. In the larger VCCS schools, they probably wouldn't care so much if you could do more than one field because you'd have enough courses in your first field to fill you up. Still, I'd say it wouldn't hurt to have a little extra!

    -Matt
     

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