Yes, it's another poll! I know several Houston area artists who teach art in our local community college systems, and I'd like to know more. I'm curious to get an idea how many of you teach in community college and some details about your teaching. Here's what I want to know:
1) Your name
2) Where you teach
3) Are you an adjunct instructor? Are you a full time staffer? Are you tenured? (Do community colleges even have tenure?)
4) How long have you been teaching?
5) What course(s) do you teach?
Feel free to answer in the comments, or if you'd like your response to be private, you can email it to me at email@example.com.
My gut feeling is that the various local community colleges (HCC, Lonestar, San Jacinto, etc.) provide jobs for a lot of local artists. Also, it strikes me that this is one area where Houston artists have contact with working class people. This has been on my mind a bit because I'm in the middle of reading 9.5 Theses on Art and Class by Ben Davis. I suspect that this intersection of middle class artists and working class students is an interesting one, and I'd like to know more.
So if you teach art in a local community college, please fill out my poll.
(And if you want to get real depressed about adjunct instructors, read this.)
San Jacinto College art student Oscar Perez. Photo credit: Andrea Vasquez, San Jacinto College marketing department.