I just finished my online training, and was accepted to teach political science as an adjunct instructor through the American Public University System [APUS]. It's a completely online school, fully accredited, centered around reaching military students and first-responders, especially through American Military University. This is in addition to my current brick and mortar teaching at La Roche College and Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh.

So I'll have students all over the world, and not just Pittsburgh. It's going to be something of a brave new world for me, with "distance learning" taking on a whole new meaning, as my classroom extends event to active combat zones. Classes should begin shortly.

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Comment by Smitty on February 22, 2009 at 5:36pm
I love AMU.
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on February 22, 2009 at 1:22pm
It's nice to see that I'm not the only ConsimWorlder to be at AMU.

I'm gong to be teaching political science, but as I understand it I'm going to start by teaching American Government. Since that's a required course for every undergraduate major, I could be very busy.
Comment by Rex Brynen on February 22, 2009 at 1:03pm
Should be an interesting challenge—what exactly will you be teaching? (I'm a fellow political scientist.)
Comment by Joe Blanchette on February 22, 2009 at 11:10am
Jim, congratulations! I'm getting ready to enroll at AMU as well. Bachelor's in Intel Ops. Planned to do it last month but got in to an argument with a Jersey Barrier and the hit to the budget forced me to put it off a bit. Really looking forward to getting back to school to hone up on my research and writing skills, and to set an example for my daughter!
Comment by David Allen on February 22, 2009 at 9:00am
Congratulations! I am enrolled in AMU and I am registered to take my very first distance learning class, Homeland Defense, starting on March 2. I am very much looking forward to it. It's not cheap, but my company reimburses me for 33% of the tuition cost, which is better than a stick in the eye.
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on February 21, 2009 at 6:43pm
I have my Facebook page, I think will, thanks!
Comment by Murph on February 21, 2009 at 6:35pm
Welcome to APUS! We have a page on Facebook, you should become a fan!
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on February 21, 2009 at 5:17pm
Thanks Darin. I think this is going to be a great gig.
Comment by Darin Leviloff on February 21, 2009 at 1:44am
Awesome. Totally different world we live in. I've been listening to college lectures while on car trips from the Learning Company. Good luck.

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