Good schools to get online adjunct positions-

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by Randell1234, Dec 29, 2007.

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  1. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    The key to being an adjunct these days is have a good relationship with a school, one where they want YOU to teach. The degrees you hold are not all that relevant (except for minimum qualifications).

    Whenever I read someone's post about how they're thinking about getting a doctorate so they can teach, I reflect on how wrong-headed that is. That's like saying you want to get a driver's license so you can drive a Porsche...without having a Porsche already.
     
  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Rich, I think only the slightly crazed or crazy-rich get super-expensive vehicles BEFORE they can drive them. I'm not arguing with your statement that perhaps teaching should come first, before the doctorate. You have WAY more expertise than I do, there. (I have none whatsoever.) I just think there might be a more appropriate analogy..

    Reminds me of something that my hero, Eric Clapton did, when he got his first REALLY good cheque in the music business. He had no driver's licence - in fact, I believe he may never have held one in his life. But he hollered "I'm rich! I'm f***ing rich!" First thing, he went to a car lot down the street and bought a 1938 Cadillac (in the 60s). I always thought that was a bit irrational, if he wasn't going to be able to drive it - though come to think of it - a vintage Cadillac for what was about $1500 then -- I might have done it anyway, especially if I were suddenly rich. I wouldn't have bought a new Porsche though, unless I was dead sure of driving it. ... Wonder where that Cadillac is today. ... Maybe I should call him.

    "Hello, Eric? Johann here. Still got that Cadillac? The old one? ".... :)
     
  3. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Re: Prev. post. I was wrong. Some time later, Eric did get a license. Lost it at least once, though. Damn those Ferraris!

    https://ultimateclassicrock.com/eric-clapton-license-suspended/#:~:text=Slowhand, lead foot.&text=He faced a magistrate in,and flimsy excuse for speeding.
     
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  4. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    The point I'm trying to make is that it is a fallacy to think that simply getting the minimum qualification automatically qualifies one to perform in this paradigm. It does not. It's the same with the 18 s.h. in such-and-such crowd. Yes, if that school wants to employ you, you certainly must make the minimum grade. But the reverse--if you make the minimum grade schools will want you--is absurd. We see that chatter all the time.

    I hold two doctorates, an MBA, three industry certifications (PCC, CPTD, and SPHR), and recently completed a certification in online learning. I've taught for five different universities. No one....NO ONE...is beating down my door to teach for them. That's the fact, jack.
     
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  5. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    I have to explain this to at least one entry level engineer every year when we negotiate their initial salary (there is no negotiation).
     
  6. Dave Wagner

    Dave Wagner Active Member

    What Universities are hiring online adjuncts these days?

    Thanks,

    Dave
     
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    University of the People, apparently, although the compensation isn't much to write home about.
     
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  8. Dave Wagner

    Dave Wagner Active Member

    Thank you. I forgot about them...
     
  9. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

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  10. chris richardson

    chris richardson Active Member

    Good place to get the "experience in teaching at the college/university" level so many adjunct jobs wish to see.
     
  11. Dave Wagner

    Dave Wagner Active Member

    Thank you, Bruce and Chris. Long time, no talk... I taught part-time at the University of Phoenix Online and Little Rock Campuses for 14 years and at the same time, I have taught part-time for Touro, TUI, Trident, and Trident AIU for 20 years. I'm looking for additional part-time work at a school that is visionary. I'd like to try a school that won't get attacked by "higher-education pirates"... ;) Any resemblance that any school we discuss may have to "pirate booty" is purely coincidental. Yar! Shiver me [textbooks]...

    Thanks,

    Dave
     
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  12. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    I don’t know if the timing is coincidental, but the whole Covid nonsense seemed to hit a reset in the world of DL teaching. Maybe there are more online/distance courses available now, but there seemed to be a real boom in DL teaching hiring since then.
     
  13. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    1.06 million Americans have DIED from Covid so far. It's more than nonsense.
     
  14. Dave Wagner

    Dave Wagner Active Member

    Yes, Speaker Pelosi let over hundreds of thousands of Americans die while she twice fake-impeached President Trump. (What a National Treasure she is!) President Biden has also let hundreds of thousands die, plus he has doubled the price of gasoline and ruined the economy... Good show... Jolly good show!

    One funny thing about the Pandemic... Many of you are old enough to remember when "distance learning was so experimental that we couldn't really know if people could learn on a computer." Of course, during the Pandemic we learned that children need the face-to-face group context to be socialized, motivated, and taught discipline; adults, however, generally can excel in distance learning if they are intrinsically motivated.
     
  15. chris richardson

    chris richardson Active Member

    So a vote of Congress is now fake eh?
     
  16. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    Many more have died from the flu, I don’t recall mandatory masks and vaccines for that.

    I’ve had Covid twice, the first time kind of sucked but I’ve had cases of the flu that were far worse. The second time was just like a bad cold.

    The hysteria has nothing to do with public health, it’s all about power, control, and forced compliance. What price did we pay for this power grab?

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/amp/education/test-scores-show-how-covid-set-kids-back-across-the-u-s

    I choose to not live my life in fear, and just want to be left alone.

    Thankfully, sanity is slowly but surely coming back.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-york-supreme-court-reinstates-all-employees-fired-being-unvaccinated-orders-backpay
     
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  17. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I'll do that.
     
  18. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Please note that this thread is not in the Political Discussions forum.
     
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