Pros: Good pay for adjuncts, online
Cons: Over-reliance on adjuncts, no opportunities to advance
I have been and adjunct instructor for three years. I have taught consistently for three years, often being asked to teach two classes simultaneously, but no offers of full-time employment have been made. However, my supervisor has continued to demand more and more involvement.
The realignment of courses seem to occur every for months, and items that instructors generally have control of such as late assignment policies, and instituted by the administration. There are also a number of full-time faculty that oversea your courses, but don't really do much beyond sending an email letting you know that they are "monitoring" courses. Why not simply hire full-time faculty, so that instructors have the time and energy to dedicate to their courses?