Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by AdamJLaw, Nov 18, 2010.
Does anybody know how much Strayer pays? I have a phone interview on Monday.
For some reason my notes say $2,300 per course but that might not be right. When you find out can you share it with us?
I just want to comment that you are extremely qualified. Your educational resume looks great. Good luck.
Thanks, and yes, I'll let you know when I find out. I Googled the questions last night and came up with $2,400 but it was more than five years old. They might have changed since then. I was also approved to teach for Argosy, anyone know how many courses they let you teach?
I teach for South which is from the same parent company as Argosy. South pays $1,500 per 5.5 week class. I usually get 3-4 per semester (1 or 2 in the A period and 1 or 2 in the B period) and they have 4 semesters per years. I am not sure if Argosy follows the same model.
I beleive that you can teach up to 8 courses. I am now up to three.
Those of you from South: how long was the wait between your approval to teach letter and your first assigned course? It took a long time between application and approval (2 months) and now its been weeks since I received an email stating that I'd be assigned a course.
It took me almost a year from the completion of training to getting the first class.
Monday is today. How'd it go?
I had one on Thursday. My interviewer said the pay is $2300/course and they'll only let me teach one course to start with. They sent me the Background Check form on Friday and I turned it around in one day. My training starts on the 29th.
Do you know if they offer tuition waivers to adjuncts?
Looks like I'll be seeing you in training on the 29th. I turned by background check form in today. What subjects do you teach? I teach English and criminal justice.
Strayer does not have tuition benefits as far as I know.
Could you share what the instructor requirements are for Strayer?
(Chats, Calling students, posting requirements, office hours), etc.
Who is your trainer with Strayer?
I started training on Wednesday for English comp.
There was only tuition benefits for the full time staff when I worked there as a full time staff member. The rate was 2300 per class, but I didn't adjunct for them.
Argosy allows adjuncts to teach only 7 courses per year. I LOVE teaching for them, but I'd also, certainly, love more classes.
I teach for South (and EDMC school like Argosy) and they have different "levels" (for lack of a better word) of instructors. New folks only get one course per term (8 per year), but those who have "proven" themselves can get two per term (16 per year, theoretically). My experience has been about half of the time, I get two per term, so I average about 12 classes per year.
In order to make an effective assessment in how well a school pays, you need to look beyond what they pay per course. The best way to do this is convert the figure to: pay per student per week.
Ex. $2000 for a class with 20 students over 10 weeks is $10 per student which is half the pay you would get if you taught a class for $1000 to 10 students over 5 weeks. Most people would take the job with the $2000 course because it looks like you get paid twice as much.
When I started adjuncting six years ago, I was advised by others to stay away from schools that pay per student. I have since reversed my thinking on this because I have found in my experience that those schools pay a lot more attention to class sizes than the school that pays you $3000 for a class and fills it with 40 students.
If you want to evaluate how well a school treats it adjuncts, look past pay to things like class size, instructor requirements in terms of how fast you have to reply to a student (less than 48 hours is not practical), and other seemingly innocuous things like "faculty office hours".
You are in the ballpark. While their pay is low for an adjunct, they are really consistent with classes. Unlike Grand Canyon University.
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