I think it is important to share what it is looking like for everybody. I’ve seen different answers to this question. I have a meeting with an attorney and want to collect as much info as I can
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. . .I'm just sick to my stomach. . sick to my stomach. . .
Did anyone get their severance package Friday? If so, are they doing severance for someone only there 1.5 years ? Curious as to what to expect.
Would you really sign something like this? We will give you money if you promise never to say anything bad about us....
What propaganda is DCEH feeding the open campuses so they won’t encourage students to leave? You realize the majority of their education will be with the horrible online school and their portfolios are not marketable. Why are you still staying after... read more
If you work in an employment-at-will state, you aren't owed anything by your employer. Get over yourself, entitled ones. The gig is almost over so get up and get another job instead of whining about severance or the lack thereof. Jobs are plentiful... read more
Fielded a phone call at 7 pm on a Friday night from an angry, frustrated parent regarding Ai. Thanks, DCEH! You guys are the best!!!!!
Anyone get your letters today??? I heard no severance for the ones let go 7/27, but what about the Admissions folks who were let go on July 2???
Question- if an employee got laid off with an extended termination date in September due to WARN act, can DCEH stop paying the 2-month salary if the employee starts employment somewhere else before September?
Important ideas from the horn player. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/education-case-study-michael-k-clifford-pilgrim/
Read the forms distributed to students: $5000 “tuition grant” -- to study at another school where Ai does not offer a comparable program online -- requires the student to (1) waive all legal claims against the school and (2) agree to keep the... read more
Looking more and more like the campus will be closed by end of summer quarter. Students transferring out already in week 1. None allowed to stay for Fall unless they are graduating. So maybe a couple classes for portfolios will be left after summer... read more
Check out the Facebook I Am Ai page and the forms they are trying to force students to sign. They were insisting students sign them and there without any representation. If the link isn’t working look for a post about 836 pm EDT Thursday... read more
Only some campus staff affected. Effective date 7/27. That two week period counts as “notice” which taps into your severance (even though you will still be physically on campus working). If you have been with the company 10 years, you would only now... read more
Anyone with any info on layoffs or what the future plan's are please comment below. All you haters no need for rude comments. Most of us do care about students and we care about our jobs. Just looking for info. Thank you
Is it true? Did they finally release the Mann who drove Ai into the ground?
Heard AT is coming back! He will be back in our building soon to save us all! Thank you...and in the words of AT, “Let me see dat poker face”.
As a point to consider for your students. Be aware that while campuses are closing, this is NOT a system closure (ITT, Corinthian). The DOE has NOT provided guidance on loan discharge for campus closures in a system that maintains open campuses. It... read more
Are you there, working, as if it is business as usual? What is stopping you from calling in sick and using up all of your PTO? Faculty, are you actually teaching classes? Why not just give your students passing grades and try to enjoy the rest of the... read more
If you want to know how things will work out, go read Zenith Education Lay off. That will help you understand what you're in for. ECMC was a company just like The Dream Center that bought a bunch of for-profit schools without any experience of... read more
Students that are enrolled when their school closes or within 120 days of the school closing are eligible to have all of their federal student loans canceled as long as they DO NOT sign anything and DO NOT accept a teach-out or transfer. I was laid... read more
Will someone please answer? I saw a post the other day and several people said that they are keeping the people who were let go last week on active payroll until early September. I heard only until July 13th. does anyone know where these rumors came... read more
When the only tool you have is a hammer, then every problem is seen as a nail. Because one online school they own worked, everything must follow that model. They write 10 emails a day saying the classic "we do this for the students" and "all we care... read more
Just get more students. Myself and a select few other people were informed that we'll be going to 4 week starts and required to start at least 4 students per start. Never mind that 90% of admissions isn't doing that as is. 52 students a year or... read more
I am adjunct faculty at a school that is closing. I heard this from a former student today who has looked into transferring to a nearby campus that is staying open. I have not verified the information but he is a very reliable student so I do trust... read more
Faculty are saying gen eds are only being offered online after summer quarter but we haven’t been notified of any such changes. Is this true? Does anyone have info on this?
Are we sure there will be no more surprise announcements in the following few weeks?
Last week, students of closing institutions were sent an email with for options including transferring to another Ai with 50% tuition. Everyone of our students who have tried to transfer we're told that most their credits won't transfer to the... read more
Here is a good business decision Severance packages for DCEH employees who stay throughout the summer without this they faculty and staff will walk out when a new job comes along
I heard from another employee who was let go that Admissions staff will be most likely being kept on payroll til early September now. Is that correct? Anyhow heard anything like this? I just can’t wait to receive my lovely letter. Ugh.
So, what did you all think of the new compensation plan that was released today???
If they had all this money, why didn't they just lower the tuition and provide a decent education at a decent price? Instead they had to gouge their customer and now it's finally biting them.
I am copying and pasting a post from earlier to make sure others see this. I am a student who transferred to this campus when Los Angeles closed. Please pay attention to this warning. Do not come to this school! I know it sounds tempting. Your school... read more
The reason why they are keeping us is for us to deal with all of the students and faculty. They are using us as a safe guard so they won’t have to. We weren’t even kept in the loop .. yet we have to meet with the students. We deserve a bonus... read more
Other than faculty, who will likely stay on at least through the end of the quarter, when is the last day for staff?
Please share whether students are showing up and let us know whether your class is at the beginning, middle or end of the degree sequence.
Taken from another thread because this is something every faculty member should read. A little light in dark days: I don’t think it is fair to say that teaching at Ai is morally wrong. I’m sorry for hijacking this post but I was researching what... read more