Napa Valley College Reviews

Updated 9 June 2014
Updated 9 June 2014
3 Reviews

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  1.  

    Mostly positive with some difficult communication.

    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor  in  Napa, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Napa, CA (US)

    I have been working at Napa Valley College part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Small college where you can get to know your students well and work with them.

    Cons

    Communication from anyone other than your direct supervisor are limited.

  2.  

    The greatest experience of my life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Learning Resources Assistant  in  Napa, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Learning Resources Assistant in Napa, CA (US)

    I worked at Napa Valley College part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The staff are helpful and do not mind teaching others the job. I acquired many skills and have advanced my career.. I received encouragement to do things better and strive to make great changes. Positive work environment, very professional atmosphere and friendly coworkers..

    Cons

    Temporary jobs are subject to budget cuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Disillusioned Adjunct Faculty

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor

    I have been working at Napa Valley College

    Pros

    It is a small campus, generally attractive other than the new construction. Small departments mean you get to know other faculty members well. Programs are apparently well run, and the politics of the academy are not as vicious as other colleges where I have taught.

    Cons

    Adjunct are second-class citizens. Benefits are limited, and do NOT ask about them to senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have 100 FT instructors and 200 PT instructors; recognize that you cannot exist without the strength, experience, and enthusiasm of PT faculty by treating them with respect, better pay, and improved employment opportunities. Establish seniority among the adjunct faculty to reward the loyalty many of them show the college. Do not tout claims of growth in FT hires when you fail to mention they were offset by retirements.

    Doesn't Recommend

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