Online teaching doesn't pay great, but this is ridiculous......

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by Bruce, Apr 9, 2017.

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  1. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    Those of us who have done both online and classroom teaching know that online pays worse, sometimes significantly so, but this is ridiculous.

    The unaccredited (unless you count ACI "accreditation") Jacksonville Theological Seminary doesn't advertise their pay schedules for their teachers ("facilitators"), but it must be pretty good, because faculty have to pay a $1000 fee to be hired, then pay $50 per year just to stay active on the facilitator list;

    http://jts.edu/web/pdffiles/facpacket.pdf
     
  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    So is this just an underhanded way to call yourself "Professor?" No real teaching but you get listed as a faculty member. Not a degree mill but a "position mill?"A fake job?
     
  3. TomE

    TomE New Member

    Hmmm...affordable tuition ($235 per class) = low pay for professors. Probably have to grade about 2394823 papers before it becomes cost-effective (which, I assume, is probably the monthly requirement, actually).

    Financial - Jacksonville Theological Seminary
     
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Now now, Bruce, remember that if you're not tithing you're stealing from God....
     
  5. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    It does -- it's in the pdf you linked to, Bruce. It's all commission. the "facilitator" sends in ALL the moneys received and is supposed to get back 50% of tuition and proportions of other moneys. It's all there -- just sayin'.

    J.
     
  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Matter of fact, here's the entire "faculty compensation" part of the package:

    "JTS/RMBC/RMCI recognizes and considers each Facilitator as a ministry partner in sharing the
    GOOD NEWS, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. JTS/RMBC/RMCI offers the following compensation
    benefits for providing academic services and discipling students:

    The Facilitator will submit ALL moneys collected from each student who has paid for
    any or all of the following: Student's Registration and Evaluation; Moneys collected for
    Course(s) Tuition and Material; and Moneys collected for a student's Graduation. All
    moneys are due to JTS/RMBC/RMCI by the 10th day of the following month, as per
    guidelines established with "Monthly Report", Section II. 3. The student should make
    checks or money orders to the appropriate school. Do not mix funds that accompany
    monthly report.

    JTS/RMBC/RMCI will then send the Facilitator back the compensation that is due them.
    Registration: 50%
    Tuition : 50%
    Text Book Material: 100%
    Audio Material: 0 %
    Graduation: 0%"


    I guess that $1,000 is kind of a security deposit. :smile:

    J.
     
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  7. jonlevy

    jonlevy Member

    Possibly a typical MLM disguised as a religion.
     

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