Former colleagues: the summer session is now in full swing. How goes it? 60+ in each class? Does any learning take place? Are faculty well treated? Don't leave us hanging!
Topics regarding layoffs at DeVry Inc.
What are your thoughts about organizing through a union? With a labor contract, workers could have at least a little more control over labor conditions and educational quality. In the long run it could be good for the company, if they have the... — read more
Good advice... https://getpocket.com/explore/item/a-quick-and-easy-survival-guide-for-dealing-with-jerks?utm_source=pocket-newtab — read more
Why would Bradley-Morris hook up with DeVry? https://recruitmilitary.com/companies — read more
"The plaintiffs now hope the lawsuit will give them a second chance. They are represented by the Project on Predatory Student Lending at Harvard’s Legal Services and Housing & Economic Rights Advocates (HERA). For-profit colleges implicated in the... — read more
Is it too late for Devry instructors and staff to consider organizing? I probably brought this up years ago, when it may have made a bigger difference, and when more people cared about the school. Art Institutes had some union membership, in New York... — read more
What is the culture like at online services in Naperville now? Have there been layoffs? Have benefits changed since things switched to Cogswell?
All is ominously quiet as the fiscal year ends. What news?
I think the ship is really going down as it "seems" that the scheduling has increasingly less and less sections to offer online and there are many many payroll rats vying for those sections. So now the scheduling looks like a ship on which the rats... — read more
"This belief system, which I have come to think of as “educationism,” is grounded in a familiar story about cause and effect..." https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/07/education-isnt-enough/590611/ — read more
Let's not forget how all of this started, with greedy bankers and investors wanting profits every quarter. Eventually, almost everyone bought in. Even teacher pension funds were invested in the greedy enterprise... — read more
I got a new job a few years back and my new boss pretty much told me that she thought I had PTSD from that place. I didn’t have it as bad as some who post here but I watched all my friends get laid off and many rounds of broken promises to students... — read more
Seriously, I left two years ago, I was certain it would be long gone by now... My condolences to all who still have to deal with this mess.
I have no background in psychology, but reading through so many postings here from current and former full-time colleagues I can feel the widespread mental health damage caused by the organization. As for the adjunct faculty, many seem to have... — read more
In December 2018, the VA Office of Inspector General published report Report #16-00862-179, indicating that for-profit colleges received nearly $474 million in ill-gotten GI Bill money. Only three schools were listed, and one was DeVry. Will DeVry be... — read more
This week I participated in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge as part of the Adtalem team. There were over 70 runners/participants in the streets of Chicago that night... As someone who'd left DeVry before it was sold, I often wondered what it... — read more
DeVry is currently advertising that they had 45+ locations, but how many are just "ghost campuses"?. I could take a look at the NCES data, but it only has numbers up to 2016-17. https://www.devry.edu/about/campus-locations.html — read more
My time at DOS at the end was just misery. They tried to preach that Take Hold Of Your Career or whatever that BS was called, but then threw up roadblocks to stop you. I gave up on it. Then there was a layoff at least once a year. Those who were left... — read more
I was part of a layoff. To be honest, it was the best thing that could have happened. I was at Online Services. We had multiple rounds of layoffs over the last few years. After surviving each round, the environment became more and more oppressive... — read more
Having come out of DeVry, I was accustomed to providing my number, being accessible to students broadly, willing to offer do-overs and take late work. With my online students (in my new role, I teach both on-site and online), I offered to meet with... — read more
I am a former DeVry full-time Professor who was blessed to have been hired as a,full-time professor at a community college last year. I had been at DeVry 17 years. While it is true community college jobs are out there, they are difficult to get. I... — read more
For those who left after 2016: did you feel pressured to leave? What were your circumstances? For those who remain: do you feel pressured to leave? How are you coping? — read more
Can you tell me more about what's happening for professors at DeVry? It sounds like you are being squeezed out. "we’re now being maneuvered into an increasingly untenable position the way these courses are being packaged, monitored and evaluated."... — read more
Seems like DeVry is continuing to experience major financial difficulties that usually presage collapse. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/data-center/school/hcm — read more
http://investors.devryeducationgroup.com/interactive/lookandfeel/4183694/AR2011/senior-leadership.html https://dailycaller.com/2018/07/22/obama-university-phoenix-probe/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-caywood-16a1257/ — read more
Competition with the other vultures of subprime education. https://www.dcedh.org/partner-institutions — read more
Should be an interesting read. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MFCK33B — read more
How many DeVry student veterans are "grifters"? If you have names, please let me know. Also, please let the VA and ED-OIG know. https://www.rallypoint.com/status-updates/4461465 — read more
The House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies invited former for-profit college student Eric Luongo to testify about his experience at DeVry University. Loungo, also a disabled veteran, said he received... — read more
Today is the 91st day of the transition. Any news?
DEM get ready for good session. Argosy got into Federal trouble....and guess what???Devry will be there, to take All these students. I HOPE this time, its a cleaner transition compared to Westwood, ITT Tech!
The rich get richer and the workers get shafted. How many of you wish you were this guy during this subprime college crash? https://www.thelayoff.com/t/XWhWLIh https://www.thelayoff.com/t/XWjRIW3 — read more
Hope workers here can find more legitimate work. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/college-meltdown-means-less-lower-enrollment-revenues-dahn-shaulis/?published=t — read more
a few locations have been hit already!!!
Why isn't anyone else saying anything? "Unresponsive Faculty Managers and Infrequent Opportunities" Pros Students, tools, teaching resources, competitive pay. Cons Faculty Managers aren't very responsive. Very little support from higher. Infrequent... — read more
TheLayoff.com has provided a platform for real-time observations and information for more than a decade. In the case of the subprime college crash, workers chronicled the collapse of Corinthian Colleges, ITT Tech, Education Management Corporation... — read more
Well the long anticipated change is on the horizon. Expect changes to come in the next 30 days and a reorg to come before the new fiscal year. JB was voted to stay for one reason and that's to "right size." Hello Tomorrow is near.