I love my job because I love my students and the content I teach. […]
Category: A Day in the Life of an Adjunct Instructor
In response to an invitation from the WCCFT Communications Director, adjunct colleagues from departments across the campus wrote about their experiences as part-time teaching faculty at WCC. An article based on these adjunct stories appears in the November 2019 issue of FTConnect. The writers were asked to “consider sending your thoughts, however brief or lengthy, on any of the areas below:
. Your experiences teaching at WCC.
. The professional achievements or creative activities that give you the greatest satisfaction.
. Special challenges you encounter as an adjunct instructor, eg course assignments/schedules, multiple places of employment, excessive commute times, absence of benefits, etc.
. Anything else you would like other members of the WCC community to know about you as a part-time member of the faculty.
If you are an adjunct instructor and would like to add your own story to those below, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This September, I began my 4th year as one of the many hundreds of WCC adjunct faculty members. […]
Many times, after teaching for four hours straight, I walk across campus to my car exhausted, but exhilarated. […]
There does not appear to be a good faculty handbook for adjuncts. I did not know I was in the union for two years. […]
When I was 18 years old, I came to WCC as a rudderless student. It was here I discovered great teaching and saw how it could transform lives. […]
I am excited to be part of such a wonderful organization as Westchester Community College. […]
Working as an adjunct instructor certainly has its challenges. […]
A typical day in my life involves driving all over Bronx and Westchester counties to teach at community colleges and to tutor secondary level students. […]
When I first started at WCC in 2002, I was just placed in a teaching position with no training or orientation on how things work. […]