elainedispo

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In Workin' Woman on 01/06/2011 at 06:15

This wk, I started my 3rd teaching job to add to my curriculum vitae: speech instructor @ Texas State Technical College Harlingen – where I happen to be taking my leadership doctoral courses through Our Lady of the Lake University! I’m eager to establish myself here yet will miss being a communication lecturer @ Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Differences, aside from the obvious (i.e., College vs. University), that I found to be interesting, include:
* there are all male faculty, mostly Baby Boomer Generation & tenured w/terminal degrees in my dept @ TAMUK, while there are all female BBG, minimal w/terminal degree in my dept @ TSTC, w/many faculty overall in my parents’ generation
* our working days & times only included our classes & office hrs @ TAMUK, while we work 8-5 Mon-Fri @ TSTC; therefore, due to my extra full day + night courseload @ TSTC, I can’t maintain my TAMUK schedule
Similarities that I appreciate include:
* traditional campus living (i.e., buildings, police, residence halls)
* student involvement (i.e., Student Govt Assoc)
* school spirit
Either way, I’m enriching my experience in different higher ed institutions & have my work cut out or me…

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