Being an Instructor at CDI is Challenging
Instructor (Part-time) (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 29 September 2018
Being an instructor at CDI is challenging and not in a good way. CDI is always updating their curriculum and the way it is delivered, and yet they neglect to communicate these changes to instructors, which results in lots of "surprises" for the instructors and stress for the students. For example, students needed to view some videos for their assignments but we were told these videos were "no longer available because the supplier is no longer supporting that version". The curriculum platforms are not consistent which makes teaching ridiculously challenging and the LMS platform crashes a lot, or doesn't load properly, and is very frustrating for the students. As a new instructor, I wasn't offered any training on all of the different platforms and "versions" that CDI uses. I just had to figure it out on my own through "trial and error".
Most CDI instructors are part-time so you will be expected to do course prep and some marketing on your own time, and you don't qualify for health benefits. And they tell you that you will get a certain hourly rate, but they actually deduct vacation and holiday pay from your hourly rate, so you are actually paying for your own vacation & holiday pay and make less than promised. The campuses don't have the resources they need (i.e. a shredder for confidential documents). Our Campus Director often pays for things the staff needed or marketing needs out of his own pay. In my personal opinion, I feel the CEO is more interested in making a profit than investing in its instructors or students.
Mature students are great to teach!
Prep time will be needed, but it will be unpaid. Not paid what you were offered.