Pros: decent pay for chairs and up.
Cons: poor caliber students, poor pay for adjuncts, being evaluated on terms you can't effect or control
Nearly five years with this company and I've watched it collapse downhill. From what used to be a fun job with even a bonus pay structure has become a nightmare where YOU the instructor and especially the dept chair are required to save and bring in students that you are blamed for losing in the first place. As a department chair, you are expected to now teach several classes and somehow fit in your responsibilities, which are mainly bringing in re-entry students, some of whom shouldn't be in school anyway. The students are on the whole, with exceptions, bottom barrel. I have many students who can't read or write because the acceptance standards are so low. The place is a revolving door nailing chairs mainly who don't reach their numbers. Management will side with students almost always, as I've seen students stay after striking instructors, fighting, and even serious disrespect of instructors. Evaluations are a joke as you are expected to handle things you can't control. For example, as a instructor, if a student drops out, that affects you. You and your department chair MUST get that student back in school which is done mainly through obsessive phone calls. Those calls are monitored, counted, and you are held responsible for outcomes. Recently, a Iowa senator has gone after ITT in defense of students, but I argue he should defend EMPLOYEES. Students get support, not staff.
Stay away from this place.