Complaint / review text:
I was hired on as an instructor for Brown Mackie 3 months ago. Basically, I was hired, had no training or formal orientation.
I was given my material, and told that I would "learn" on my own as I go. I had to create the curriculum, based on a very expensive textbook for my students, along with interesting, lesson planning. I had a few evaluations, all were superior, students enjoyed my Sociology class, and my teaching style. All the while, I had no support, guidance or training.
I taught for 3 months, with nothing short of kudos, compliments, and students who were actually held accountable for their work. They learned from my class. I was promised a stipend of $600 for a class of 60 students, well over the 36 class norm. Didn't get it.
I was also promised 3 classes to instruct in March. Didn't get it. Evidently, a comment to a student in an e-mail was felt to be, by the department chair, not appropriate, so I was told that was it. My comment to the student was that she needed to contact someone in administration because I could not help her.
I am tired of trying to go out of my way to educate the people who do not have proper credentials to be in college. I am a professional educator. I should not have to deal with students coming into class an hour late, or showing up for a final in the last half hour with a smile, like I have waited all day to see that they are alive. I am tired of having to give in to people who think I owe them anything.
Look, if you want an education, EARN it. If you want respect, SHOW it. If you have what it takes to get into a REAL college (probably cheaper), then take the SAT test, and go for it. Brown Mackie justs rip you off, and you might get a certificate, not a degree, after $20,000 Does that seem right to you?
It is the most disorganized, organization I have worked for, and I am glad I am out. Why? I knew there was something wrong the whole time I worked there. Gut feeling.
Some people just aren't meant to go to college. Some need to go to college.
Brown Mackie is not the answer for either. Dishonest, corrupt liars.