Hello all, I am new to this forum, however, I have spent the past week or so reading some of the past discussions in the DL Teaching section. At the moment, I am feeling a little disappointed and angry. I am just looking for your opinions regarding my current situation. Okay, so here we go.... I have a BS in Computer Science, and I should be completed with my MS in Computer Science, but I am not. I was scheduled to graduate this past July, but my professor took too long to review my research paper (the last requirement for my Non-thesis option program). In fact, the review process STILL is not finished. This is just a research paper, not a thesis. Now my degree will not be conferred until December 2012. I have about 3 years in the IT work realm so far. I was offered what would have been my first online adjunct teaching position. The long process was completed and I was all set for the Fall quarter, but of course, the offer was taken back because my degree had not been conferred in July as expected. :-( (But I was told that I can teach at the university once my degree is conferred) I am not giving up, I know there are some schools that will still hire me for a non-credit course. There are no CCs in my immediate area that will accept an instructor without having a conferred Masters. I have applied for many positions and I intend to keep applying to others until I get what I desire. Right now I'm just a little disappointed because teaching is something I really want to do and I could really use some extra cash... I'm also angry with my professor for taking such a long time to get around to beginning the review process for my paper. *Sigh*...But that's my situation.... Just wanted to vent and see what other peoples' opinions are.