The Faculty was extremely conservative. One has to fit a certain "acceptable" profile---preferably White
Support from management
Absolutely not. It was not my experience. I had no problem communicating to the students my class objective from departmental approved syllabus, but the department was not supportive. The students were receptive and wanted to learn but were denied the opportunity to be taught by me. It was very unfair and I was hurt.
Absolutely not. There appeared to be no teamwork.
Freedom to work independently
None. The syllabus I formulated for the semester was passed on to the next white teacher. The department chair told me "We do not teach Reading here." Since that semester, the program has incorporated Reading.
No I was not. I felt used and rejected. I was made to fell out of place which was very unnecessary. I felt for the students and sad at the grown up inhumanity.
The instigator was the female with Master degree and the Chair of the Department while the Faculty that fired me had a Phd doing his boss' firing. It was apparent they had done this before.
Attitude towards older colleagues
None that I know of.
Overall compensation for your work
Adjunct faculty are paid hourly.
Office / Work Environment
Excellent, with twenty-first century technology.
Absolutely. I had set the framework for the semester just about to fill in the gaps when suddenly there was an evaluation by another faculty member who fired me thereafter. I realized that I had just witnessed blatant racism which made them looked so small and unprofessional.
Inclusive / Diverse
Not when I was there in 2015.
Suggestions for improvement
- Diversity of faculty and students; because the "other" class of none-whites have no chance of succeeding in that environment whatsoever. The white students were not the problem. I was impressed, because they saw no color. Their innocence still haunts me today. What a tragedy it was. Perhaps, it is time for the older generation of whites who have problem with none-whites to consider retiring. It must be a lonely and bitter world for them now.
What I like about the company
What I dislike about the company
Do not hire someone with the intention of firing then admits racial tension in the country.