1. What is your role at Middlesex (please select one)

 Faculty
 60 (73%) 
 
 Professional Staff
 15 (18%) 
 
 Support Staff
 (5%) 
 
 Administration
 (4%) 
 

Total: 82

2. Are you Full time or Part time?

 Full time
 33 (40%) 
 
 Part time
 49 (60%) 
 

Total: 82

3. When do you work?

 Days
 59 (72%) 
 
 Evenings/Saturdays
 (10%) 
 
 Both Days and Evenings/Saturdays
 15 (18%) 
 

Total: 82

4. At which location do you work?

 Bedford Campus
 30 (37%) 
 
 Lowell Campus
 29 (35%) 
 
 Both
 18 (22%) 
 
 Other Location
 (6%) 
 

Total: 82

5. 1.  Was the workplace culture at Middlesex what you expected based on the interview and hiring process? By workplace culture, we mean understanding what it takes to be successful at MCC which includes: being a self-starter and effective collaborator, being open to continuous learning and change; modeling professional behaviour and embracing diversity; and being resilient, flexible, resourceful and creative.

  
Not at all
Somewhat
Exactly
(%)01124443
Workplace culture was what I expected
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12345

Total: 82

6. 2.  If not, please explain what was *different* from what you expected.

 
The approval process regarding getting new processes implemented.
 (9%) 
 
 
it was better!
 (9%) 
 
 
I am declining to comment
 (9%) 
 
 
Pleasantly surprised by the speed with which the existing faculty accepted and supported me and my contribution.
 (9%) 
 
 
I was not really told what the culture was during the interview process
 (9%) 
 
 
Henderson Hall (Science) has a wonderful atmosphere - very supportive, very helpful
 (9%) 
 
 
I wasn't told that so many of the nuts and bolts issues would have to be dealt with by me.  For example, I was told that I would have a cubicle in which to keep books, papers, etc., but since I work in the Federal Building, I wasn't automatically given one.  I have made other accommodations on my own.
 
Also, there was so much paperwork and so many e-mails required during the first few weeks that it was difficult to tend to the preparation for classes.
 (9%) 
 
 
It is better than I expected.  The staff is remarkably warm and friendly, and the level of staff professionalism is beyond what I had anticipated.
 (9%) 
 
 
I come to the College from a 20 year corporate business background and have found limited collaboration in the academic environment compared to the business sector. I agree that working at Middlesex one has to be a self starter, who models professional behavior, resilient and resourceful etc, but being all that, can be lonely here.
 (9%) 
 
 
It appears that many Middlesex teachers use portfolios instead of tests and finals. This is not something I've encountered before, and frankly I'm hard pressed to see the value of these portfolios for entry-level courses. I feel like I've missed something.
 (9%) 
 
 
I was surprised at how great the diversity was in student motivation - some not motivated to even attend classes, while others are extremely motivated and headed for sucess.
 (9%) 
 

Total: 11

7. 3.  If the culture at MCC was not what you expected given what you learned during the hiring process, what information would have helped you?

 
Accurate information regarding employment agreements
 (14%) 
 
 
Any information would have helped
 (14%) 
 
 
I needed to understand the urgency of establishing my mcc login and email access.  As someone hired at the last minute, I began urgent work on my syllabi, and only later did I catch up with IT services.
 (14%) 
 
 
It would have been helpful to know that there is an onslaught of clerical matters at the beginning of classes.  My time would have been budgeted differently.
 (14%) 
 
 
I had no idea that it would take me 30 hours to become oriented to my position as a faculty member and to the Lowell General Hospital site and I received only 8 hours of orientation pay at a much lower rate.  This was discouraging.
 (14%) 
 
 
How and why some teachers use portfolios.
 (14%) 
 
 
It would have been helpful to have had a clearer view of the types of students that attend, BUT not crucial, since I discovered it very soon after on my own.
 (14%) 
 

Total: 7

8. 4.  Were the institutional expectations of you made clear to you during the hiring and orientation process? Institutional expecations include such things as work standards and policies, the pace and volume of work, and the level of responsibility and accountability.

  
Not clear
Somewhat clear
Very clear
(%)4663648
Institutional Expectations Made Clear
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12345

Total: 81

9. 5. If not, please explain briefly *what* was not clear and *how* and *when* did you realize this?

 
I was hired just before the beginning of the semester last year, and was unable to attend the new faculty orientation.  I haven't been notified of any subsequent orientations, so I have had to pick things up either by reading the Staff Manual, or asking my supervisor.
 (11%) 
 
 
I have not gotten as much support and training as I had hoped for.  It is difficult being a part time instructor here at Middlesex because you do not have many resources.
 (11%) 
 
 
If you would like to interview me regarding this matter I would be happy to speak with you, but in order to be fair to all parties involved I do not want to comment about the details of the situation in an e-mail without being able to fully explain the situation.
 (11%) 
 
 
Did not fully appreciate the volume of time to be devoted to committee meetings, assignments, office hours, grading, preparation of calendars, reading lists etc.
 (11%) 
 
 
I am still trying to figure out what my responsibilities are regarding commitees, meetings and so forth. Other than "it's part of your contract" I would like to know what balance between teaching and attending meetings, advising and committee work that MCC is looking for.  I need a map to navigate all these mysterious expectations!
 (11%) 
 
 
The circumstances under which I was hired were unusual, and since the person who hired me left before classes began, there was probably a different set of circumstances not experienced by other teachers.  Therefore, it wouldn't be helpful to enumerate problems for this survey.
 (11%) 
 
 
I have never taught an English composition course before and I was unaware of the volume of work. I am teaching three English courses and I was never made aware that I would be buried beneath papers.
 (11%) 
 
 
I would like an introduction to the College administration, and a brief overview of who is resonsible for what so I can be more helpful to students. Being a "resourceful" type, I find most material on the college web site which is a valuable resource at Middlesex.
 (11%) 
 
 
No formal orientation other than benefits which was marginal
 (11%) 
 

Total: 9

10. 6.  How would you have liked to get this information? Please check all that apply.

 Verbally from my supervisor
 (7%) 
 
 In writing from my supervisor
 (8%) 
 
 All at once
 (8%) 
 
 In stages as needed
 (3%) 
 
 Before being hired
 (3%) 
 
 After being hired
 (0%)  
 From my colleagues
 (0%)  
 In writing from my supervisor; Before being hired
 (5%) 
 
 Verbally from my supervisor; In writing from my supervisor; All at once; In stages as needed; Before being hired; After being hired; From my colleagues
 (2%) 
 
 Verbally from my supervisor; In writing from my supervisor; Before being hired
 (5%) 
 
 In writing from my supervisor; In stages as needed; After being hired
 (2%) 
 
 In writing from my supervisor; All at once; Before being hired
 (7%) 
 
 Verbally from my supervisor; In writing from my supervisor; After being hired
 (2%) 
 
 Verbally from my supervisor; In writing from my supervisor
 (3%) 
 
 Verbally from my supervisor; In writing from my supervisor; In stages as needed
 (7%) 
 
 In writing from my supervisor; All at once; Before being hired; In writing signed by someone with the authority to do so.
 (2%) 
 
 Verbally from my supervisor; All at once; Before being hired
 (2%) 
 
 All at once; After being hired; I would have liked to spend part of my summer preparing on my own time but did not know what kind of preparation I could do.
 (2%) 
 
 In writing from my supervisor; All at once; Before being hired; From my colleagues
 (2%) 
 
 Verbally from my supervisor; In stages as needed; Before being hired
 (2%) 
 
 In writing from my supervisor; All at once; After being hired; From my colleagues
 (2%) 
 
 Verbally from my supervisor; In writing from my supervisor; All at once; Before being hired
 (2%) 
 
 Verbally from my supervisor; In stages as needed
 (3%) 
 
 In writing from my supervisor; In stages as needed
 (2%) 
 
 Verbally from my supervisor; After being hired
 (2%) 
 
 In writing from my supervisor; After being hired
 (2%) 
 
 Verbally from my supervisor; In writing from my supervisor; All at once; In stages as needed
 (2%) 
 
 Verbally from my supervisor; In writing from my supervisor; Formal Professional Staff Orientation Program
 (2%) 
 
 In writing from my supervisor; All at once
 (2%) 
 
 Verbally from my supervisor; In writing from my supervisor; Before being hired; After being hired
 (2%) 
 
 Verbally from my supervisor; In writing from my supervisor; In stages as needed; From my colleagues
 (2%) 
 
 Verbally from my supervisor; In writing from my supervisor; All at once; In stages as needed; After being hired
 (2%) 
 
 Verbally from my supervisor; In writing from my supervisor; In stages as needed; After being hired; From my colleagues
 (2%) 
 
 Verbally from my supervisor; In stages as needed; From my colleagues
 (2%) 
 
 In writing from my supervisor; All at once; After being hired
 (2%) 
 
 Verbally from my supervisor; In writing from my supervisor; All at once; After being hired
 (2%) 
 
 Verbally from my supervisor; Before being hired
 (2%) 
 
 Verbally from my supervisor; All at once; After being hired; From my colleagues
 (2%) 
 

Total: 61

11. 7.  After an initial settling-in period, did you feel sufficiently and accurately informed and prepared to serve the students and/or perform your job responsibilities at Middlesex?

 Yes
 73 (91%) 
 
 No
 (9%) 
 

Total: 80

12. 8.  What, if anything, could the College have done to help you be more informed and prepared?

 
To improve the documentation on processes.
 (4%) 
 
 
Loved the New Faculty Institute!
 (4%) 
 
 
Send me email announcements of orientation or infomational meetings
 (4%) 
 
 
I needed and still need more training in Banner.
 (4%) 
 
 
It would be nice for new faculty to be formally mentored if they request it.
 (4%) 
 
 
A little more mentoring on the advising process.
 (4%) 
 
 
The things that I have found out about the college in general have been by trial and error...there was no orientation.....other than a general personnel orientation about benefits
 (4%) 
 
 
I found the email system difficult at first.Getting all of that in place took more time than I think that it should have.
I found the union stuff complicated to plow through.
 (4%) 
 
 
There should have been informal meetings with other new teachers so that problems we were all experiencing could have been shared and discussed.  Instead, there was a feeling of isolation, which was unnecessary and counterproductive to new teachers being able to provide the best service to our students.
 (4%) 
 
 
Been more up front about the orientation time commitment and paid me fairly for my orientation hours.
 (4%) 
 
 
Specifics of paperwork and advising.  It's easy to miss out on filling out time sheets, service logs, advising logs etc.  There are advising workshops available but it would be good to know in the begining we would be recieving more information on this.
 (4%) 
 
 
The school had a great orientation, but I would have liked something specific for the course I am teaching. I was provided other teachers' syllabi, but I really would have lkied more preparation.
 (4%) 
 
 
There is so much help available to the adjunct staff.  Everyone seems to know a little about Blackboard, but everyone seems hesitant to explain Blackboard.  I'm still not sure how to go about learning about Blackboard, but would like to learn.  Perhaps an orientation regarding the my MCC would be helpful.
 (4%) 
 
 
A  teaching on the college level seminar and more explanation of the computer system.
 (4%) 
 
 
My biggest problem feeling sufficiently prepared is certifying students for Laboratory Standards. At times this can be seen as being more subjective than it is and more preparation (i.e. having more practice to verify I was upholding the standard while not being too strict) would have been helpful. 
 (4%) 
 
 
Formal Professional Staff Orientation Program
 (4%) 
 
 
Nothing.  We had the convocation, my Dean and Assistant Dean worked closely with me, HR provided an important overview of pay and benefits, my Department colleagues were very helpful and the Teaching & Learning Institute was, without a doubt, the single most important aspect of the on-boarding process.  I can't imagine how new faculty could get as inculchated into the role of faculty without that process in place.  The ability of the "newbies" to get up to speed and to be productive is directly attributable to that initiative. 
 (4%) 
 
 
I was just overwhelmed. The permanent (and other parttime) faculty have been very supportive, which is good.
 (4%) 
 
 
Provided me with official training on Banner. 
 (4%) 
 
 
I did not understand about "administratively dropping" a student who never shows up to class or who attends very infrequently. Knowing that would have saved me some time and trouble.
 (4%) 
 
 
An explanation of what's needed for a course to satisfy the "Impact of Technolgy Core Value".
 (4%) 
 
 
More one on one mentoring with an experienced faculty member (particularly this would apply to the nursing clinical roatations).
 (4%) 
 
 
Some sort of handbook fro adjunct professors, even online
 (4%) 
 
 
Introduction (short informal meeting ) to other faculty members  in my  department.
 (4%) 
 
 
On the whole, I'm pretty satisfied with how it was handled.
 (4%) 
 

Total: 25

13. 9.  Were you informed about professional development opportunities during the hiring and orientation process? Professional development opportunities would include such things as professional conferences, trainings, workshops, and seminars which may be on or off-campus.

 Yes
 63 (77%) 
 
 No
 19 (23%) 
 

Total: 82

14. 10.  If so, was that information helpful to you?

 Yes
 52 (88%) 
 
 No
 (12%) 
 

Total: 59

15. 11. Have you participated in any professional development activities through Middlesex, whether they were on or off-campus (if you answer No, skip to #18)?

 Yes
 46 (56%) 
 
 No
 36 (44%) 
 

Total: 82

16. 12. If yes, how did you learn about that opportunity? Please select all that apply.

 First Class News
 (4%) 
 
 Supervisor
 (19%) 
 
 Flyer/Poster
 (2%) 
 
 Colleagues
 (8%) 
 
 MCC Intranet
 (13%) 
 
 First Class News; Supervisor; Colleagues; MCC Intranet
 (2%) 
 
 First Class News; Supervisor; Colleagues
 (8%) 
 
 Colleagues; MCC Intranet
 (6%) 
 
 First Class News; Supervisor; Flyer/Poster; MCC Intranet
 (2%) 
 
 email invitation
 (2%) 
 
 Supervisor; Colleagues; Learned from others who are at other instutions and ETS program
 (2%) 
 
 First Class News; Supervisor; Colleagues; Professional journals etc.
 (2%) 
 
 Supervisor; Colleagues; MCC Intranet
 (2%) 
 
 Supervisor; Flyer/Poster
 (2%) 
 
 Supervisor; MCC Intranet
 (6%) 
 
 First Class News; Supervisor; Flyer/Poster; Colleagues; MCC Intranet
 (4%) 
 
 Supervisor; Flyer/Poster; Colleagues; MCC Intranet
 (2%) 
 
 orientation
 (2%) 
 
 Supervisor; Colleagues
 (2%) 
 
 Nursing Dean
 (2%) 
 
 Orientation for new hires
 (2%) 
 
 First Class News; Supervisor
 (2%) 
 
 Supervisor; Flyer/Poster; MCC Intranet
 (2%) 
 

Total: 48

17. 13.  Did you request departmental support for your professional development activity in terms of time out of the work day, funding, etc. ?

 Yes
 18 (31%) 
 
 No
 41 (69%) 
 

Total: 59

18. 14.  If you did request departmental support, did you receive any, whether or not it was specifically what you requested?

 Yes
 16 (36%) 
 
 No
 (9%) 
 
 Not Applicable
 25 (56%) 
 

Total: 45

19. 15.  How could this situation/experience have been improved for you?

 
It was pretty clear.
 (11%) 
 
 
I was active in several professional organizations prior to working at MCC and on the governing board of one of them. I was not able to continue in this capacity or participate in the conference where I was supposed to be a presenter.
 (11%) 
 
 
The forms were not very user freindly and a positive yes earlier in the process would be helpful.
 (11%) 
 
 
Professional development at the college is not specific to my area and therefore broadly and generally not useful
 (11%) 
 
 
It was fine.
 (11%) 
 
 
Better information on process - web information is confusing
 (11%) 
 
 
I did mention I was interested in attending a professional conference but discouraged from requesting dept support due to funding limitations.
 (11%) 
 
 
Perhaps a form online for requesting that this time be paid.
 (11%) 
 
 
I was not aware that you could request time out of work days for professional development.
 (11%) 
 

Total: 9

20. 16.  If you engaged in any professional development activities, did this enhance or support your ability to be effective in your job?

 Yes
 42 (88%) 
 
 No
 (13%) 
 

Total: 48

21. 17.  If so, please describe briefly.

 
New Faculty Institute = information!
 (3%) 
 
 
Unfortunately, the only event that I was to participate was canceled at the last minute. The process up to that point was fine.
 (3%) 
 
 
It has haelped me in the past.
 (3%) 
 
 
Enabled me to counsel students more effectively in the college process
 (3%) 
 
 
I have incorporated some of the strategies I learned into my courses.
 (3%) 
 
 
I will be involving in the New England Educational Opportunity Association Leadership Institute for 2006-2007.  I hope to gain valuable knowledge that will enable me to be effective in work to serve the stuent populations. 
 (3%) 
 
 
Nursing Ed. conferences provide a broad view of what is happening in Nursing Ed. nationally - this helps us to evaluate and improve our own program/courses.
 (3%) 
 
 
The one class that I attended was aimed at faculty members and even though the general subject applied to me the specifics did not.
 (3%) 
 
 
As a way of connecting me with my colleagues in a professional environment outside of MCC.
 (3%) 
 
 
Creating rubics and course delivery tied to course expectations.
 (3%) 
 
 
Work with computer information was helpful.
 (3%) 
 
 
By talking to other faculty members and during the activity, I learned a few new ways of teaching and if my teaching was conveyed to the students.
 (3%) 
 
 
knowing Blackboard has made the computer program easier
 (3%) 
 
 
Being able to speak in a small group about classroom issues with one of the counselors and one of the deans was invaluable.
 (3%) 
 
 
Gave me PDP credits towards my certifications and allowed me to select workshops that are relevant to my population
 (3%) 
 
 
i learned a little about using BlackBoard....but not enough yet.
 (3%) 
 
 
Assited in the use of Blackboard.
 (3%) 
 
 
I am completing my Master's Degree and the college and my Dean have been extremely helpful in ensuring I have enough work hours and enough non-work hours to balance my financial needs and MCCs needs while being able to have enough time to devote to my studies.
 (3%) 
 
 
Providing new ways to teach and new approaches to students with different learning needs.
 (3%) 
 
 
I attended a series of sessions describing different learning styles and how to better present material. It mostly filled in gaps in common sense but I had been very actively doing reading/collaborating prior to that. I do not have an edu degree, so I needed (and still need) to backfill a lot of this stuff.
 (3%) 
 
 
self enrichment always effects ones ability to be effective...I have enjoyed all of the professional development activities I have been engaged in at MCC..
 (3%) 
 
 
I was able to attend a conference and receive up to date information on upcoming changes in my job.
 (3%) 
 
 
Conferences, etc. help to stay informed of the field on a national level.
 (3%) 
 
 
I have participated in the New Faculty Institute and the Freshman Experience Workshops, among other activities.   I feel that because of these opportunities I am a better teacher.  I have learned tools, connected and "compared notes" with other faculty members with varying degrees of expertise.  These have been invaluable experiences I am grateful were available to me.  They have helped me improve myself, opened my mind to different approaches and to see things/issues from various perspectives. 
 (3%) 
 
 
I learned about a technology that could be used as a classroom activity.
 (3%) 
 
 
I am developing a new syllabus and a new course as a result.
 (3%) 
 
 
Creating an effective syllabus, class experience, student participation, better attendance policy, enhance classroom technology, better understanding of students issues, and many others.
 (3%) 
 
 
I took a class in Blackboard and currently use it for all of my classes
 (3%) 
 
 
I felt more prepared in many aspects, especially in how to communicate well with students.
 (3%) 
 
 It was info I needed in order to successfully enter grades and get my email.
 (3%) 
 

Total: 30

22. 18.  If you did not participate in any professional development activities, why not? Please select all that apply.

 Didn't know about it
 (8%) 
 
 Didn't know I was eligible
 (3%) 
 
 Cost/availability of funding
 (3%) 
 
 Schedule conflict
 10 (26%) 
 
 No topic relevant to my job
 (0%)  
 No topics of interest to me
 (3%) 
 
 No time, too busy
 (8%) 
 
 Supervisor not supportive
 (3%) 
 
 Didn't know about it; Didn't know I was eligible; Schedule conflict
 (3%) 
 
 Didn't know about it; No topic relevant to my job; No topics of interest to me
 (3%) 
 
 Schedule conflict; No time, too busy
 (10%) 
 
 Cost/availability of funding; Schedule conflict
 (3%) 
 
 Didn't know about it; No time, too busy
 (5%) 
 
 No topic relevant to my job; No topics of interest to me
 (3%) 
 
 Cost/availability of funding; Accurate information needs to be given during the hiring process
 (3%) 
 
 Schedule conflict; No topic relevant to my job
 (5%) 
 
 Didn't know about it; Didn't know I was eligible; Cost/availability of funding; Schedule conflict
 (3%) 
 
 Cost/availability of funding; No time, too busy; Frustrated after all of the unpaid orientation time I put in.
 (3%) 
 
 Schedule conflict; No topic relevant to my job; No topics of interest to me; No time, too busy
 (3%) 
 
 Didn't know about it; Didn't know I was eligible
 (5%) 
 
 Didn't know about it; Schedule conflict
 (3%) 
 

Total: 39

23. 19.  How would you have liked to learn about these opportunities?

 
I would like to learn about this opportunities by email or oral communication. 
 (4%) 
 
 
Email, Newscaster, mail
 (4%) 
 
 
A packet of some sort. or an info. sheet explaining the process.
 (4%) 
 
 
Newcaster on via email.
 (4%) 
 
 
email
 (4%) 
 
 
through special e-mails or even direct mailings
 (4%) 
 
 
In detail and in writing.
 (4%) 
 
 
Announcements as well as referral from colleauges.  Though, my supervisor is very good at sharing any information and learning opportunity.
 (4%) 
 
 
The group Emails we receive are particularly helpful.  (Don't always have time to check Newscaster)
 (4%) 
 
 
I just learned of the opportunities Monday night at the faculty meeting.
 (4%) 
 
 
via e-mail
 (4%) 
 
 
Email
 (13%) 
 
 
Email and inter office mail
 (4%) 
 
 
Some offerings appear to be overwhelming.  Perhaps a listing of the offerings just like course offerings for the students.
 (4%) 
 
 
emails
 (4%) 
 
 
yes
 (4%) 
 
 
Supervisor (in writing) or internet or via email announcements
 (4%) 
 
 
news caster
 (4%) 
 
 
Formal Professional Staff Orientation Program
 (4%) 
 
 
email is fine.
 (4%) 
 
 
Supervisor and MCC intranet
 (4%) 
 
 
By email
 (4%) 
 

Total: 24

24. 20.  If you have any additional comments about your employment at Middlesex Community College so far, or about professional development opportunities, or suggestions, please feel free to add them here:

 
I really enjoy working here.  My department is interesting, the work is challenging and my colleagues and supervisor are all helpful, friendly and supportive.
 (4%) 
 
 
First, I feel there needs to be a part-time orientation packet put together like the one I got when transitioning from PT status to full-time. I also feel the orientation meeting when being hired FT was not thorough enough. I feel I still have unanswered questions about benefits and health insurance that were left unanswered. I also feel it was speeded through and I left a bit more confused than when I went in.
 (4%) 
 
 
I would be interested in strategies for teaching certain courses here.  I am teaching Basic Writing for the first time and could have used some help.  I guess that would apply to any course taught for the first time.
 (4%) 
 
 
It would be nice if professional development opportunities were offered at different times other than just mornings and afternoons.
 (4%) 
 
 
see question #5
 (4%) 
 
 
Maybe more cultural diversity workshop relavant to student populations served by MCC.  Lowell is home to second largest Cambodian American population in the country and there should be regular cultural awareness program targeted to these community members.
 (4%) 
 
 
I love my job, my colleagues and my students.  However, I find it VERY difficult to live on my Middlesex earnings.
 (4%) 
 
 
Prof development opportunities are buried somewhere on the website...very hard to find....I have been here 9mos and just discovered them now.
 (4%) 
 
 
I have only participated in professional development opportunities on campus.  I would like to know more about professional development opportunities outside of Middlesex that are available for part-time faculty.
 (4%) 
 
 
Jessie Klein and all of the people in science (Bedford) are wonderful - one could not work in a better place!
 (4%) 
 
 
Everyone has been most helpful and supportive.  MCC is a great place to teach!
 (4%) 
 
 
Since the person who hired me left before classes began, his position should have been filled sooner than a week before classes began.  Although his replacement has been very helpful, supportive, and understanding, there has been a lot of wasted time in discussing issues that would not have arisen if this personnel situation had been resolved earlier.
 
Also, there should be a means by which new teachers can network and maybe a system of mentors for new teachers.  It's difficult for a new teacher to approach an experienced teacher for information or help, because there is a fear of imposing too much.  If a formal mentoring system were in place, the experienced teacher (mentor) would be expecting questions and would allow time for helping a new teacher.  I'm sure the clerical end of things would run more smoothly as a result, as well as what occurs in the classroom.  
 (4%) 
 
 
I have taken advantage of grant money from the MCC Professional Development Office to take workshops and trainings  that apply to my program for PDP state credit.
 (4%) 
 
 
I suggest that during the interview process the required orientation time be outlined in full and that the employee is paid at their proper rate for all orientation hours.
 (4%) 
 
 
I feel fortunate that MCC supports and encourages professional development, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my employment at MCC thus far.
 (4%) 
 
 
The staff at MCC are always available and helpful. The school is very organized.
 (4%) 
 
 
I have been very happy and would love to continue to teach as much as possible in the adjunct or even, eventually, in a permanent full-time role.
 (4%) 
 
 
Currently Dean Gehley has provided a set of 'courses' to newer faculty, like myself to learn more about Middlesex, the nursing department, how they fit together and other things that a new educator needs to thrive at MCC. While there have not been many of these courses to date (most are later in the year) I have found them to be extremely helpful and am happy to have these meetings  to get to know my place at MCC better.
 (4%) 
 
 
Middlesex Community College is the crown jewel of the cmmunity college system.  I am happy to be here and to be surrounded by wonderful, caring colleagues who care about their craft and who care that we make a difference for the students with whom we work!
 (4%) 
 
 
You have been very helpful.
 (4%) 
 
 
As a non-edu major, I'd like continued topics in edu methods and techniques. That would give me more confidence and credibility.
 (4%) 
 
 
    I am delighted to be teaching at MCC.  It's a wonderfully supportive environment for students, and I'm enjoying it immensely.  I hope to be teaching here for a long time to come.
Carolyn Karp
 (4%) 
 
 
It's been a great experience so far.  I would prefer not to have to pay union dues and have more support for outside learning activities (e.g more money to take relevant courses on my own at a university.)
 (4%) 
 
 
I found the orientaton helpful and informative.  Also, my supervisor keeps me posted with any relevant information for my class and students.  She also is readily available and supportive.
 (4%) 
 
 
I am very pleased with my employment with MCC.  I look forward to future opportunities.
 (4%) 
 
 
As  a part-time faculty member, it is difficult to participate in many of the opportunities offered at MCC because I work at other institutions and there are often schedule conflicts. In addition, the uncertainty about employment for the next  session makes it difficult to make plans for upcoming opportunities.
 (4%) 
 
 
My biggest regret is that health insurance is not available (so far) to adjuncts. I have to pay well over $1000/month for health insurance. I keep hoping for a change, but nothing has happened yet.
 (4%) 
 

Total: 27

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 81 (100%)  

Total: 81