DeVry Inc. Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at DeVry Inc.

So. Many. Layoffs.

Serious question: Do you think DeVry ever gets tired of their regular rounds of layoffs? A healthy chunk of their leadership team is gone— Assoc Provost, VP, Group Presidents... what next? The amount of instability with talent at DeVry is... —  read more 

DeVryWorks

Is DeVryWorks still around? VP Mozden is off the leadership list on the website so it looks like he was included in the latest round of cuts.

Rollins College in Orlando cutting back

Rollins College announced a 15% across the board personnel cut due to Covid-19. This applies to all departments, including open positions. Approximately 100 of the 750 employees are affected. Also the President and the leadership team are taking... —  read more 

Any Updates or Info?

Haven’t heard anything about DeVry in the news, nor any feedback on how courses are going, especially with online. Any opinions or real world experience?

Crash...

With the possibility of 30 percent unemployment... https://collegemeltdown.blogspot.com/2019/02/workers-expose-subprime-college-crash.html

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Online learning should soar after COVID-19 dies down

A general comment, not necessarily DeVry related. With almost all college students required to be online due to COVID-19, many will find that online fits their life better than on campus. Something they didn’t expect or consider. I expect the... —  read more 

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Is Coronavirus a golden opportunity?

There are many parts to the current Coronavirus crisis and its effects on US higher education. But they all boil down to the Trump mantra (defund, deregulate, and privatize) and the opportunity for the elites to capitalize from the crisis, as they... —  read more 

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MoneyInc rates DeVry a worst college in America.

According to MoneyInc.com, “DeVry University is located in Illinois, and we've included it as the worst college in America for 2019 because of the fact that only 29 percent of students who enroll actually graduate. The average debt for those who do... —  read more 

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Course Cancellations

Amazing how course shells for adjuncts are set up with a student placeholder months ahead, the student is then eliminated closer to session and then course is finally cancelled yet the expectation is for adjunct faculty to train, set up course and... —  read more 

So, what is the bottom line here?

The bottom line is that the DeVry "classes" are a rigged system that takes people with almost zero academic skills and limited mental abilities, puts them through a diluted learning experience. This is designed to give them fake letter grades for... —  read more 

I smell a rat

Pay off? "DeVry University Receives Guard-Friendly School Designation by the Pennsylvania National Guard Associations" “What an honor to be named a Guard-Friendly school, and we will continue to work hard to meet and exceed the expectations... —  read more 

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The Higher Education Assembly Line

Management signals workers an organization's true values and priorities. What values and priorities are online managers signalizing to their faculty? And how does this play out in the classroom and in decisions by faculty and staff? ... —  read more 

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One Whistleblower

https://www.republicreport.org/2019/one-whistleblower-triggered-dream-center-demise-devos-debacle/

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Brace Yourself

Changes are about to come down. More “consolidation” of positions and more jobs will be cut. A lot of changes will be happening between now and mid-February. Brush off those resumes and look for more centralization of operations.

Are there any full-time faculty members left?

Sad to see Devry cratering like this. I'm wishing all who somehow remain my best. Left in 2012 before it became so awful. Management was awful then–they never asked for my laptop because they didn't want to create an Exit Interview from me.

CCME

Is anyone here going to CCME in 2020? I hear that it's not what is used to be.

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IPPs: a Setup?

How do you feel about the IPP process these days? Are they fair and unbiased? Are they used aggressively to lay groundwork in case the organization needs to downsize further? Do end-course evaluations play a role in IPPs? Do faculty still compete... —  read more 

End October Begin November

I'm thinking of my former colleagues and all the strife they must endure–from students, administrators, and (at time) each other. My body still recalls the stress. And let me also say, I left of my own free will. But, I fondly remember so many of... —  read more 

Vague story on 2020 sessions off

Former full time faculty member here. Left for much greener pastures a while ago. Friends still there tell me talk of 2020 sessions off planning is pretty vague, and no commitments are being made. In fact, mgmt really doesn’t want to discuss it. So... —  read more 

Well beyond DeVry

https://collegemeltdown.blogspot.com/2019/10/college-meltdown-expands-to-elite.html

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Moving Day?

Just heard the Columbus Campus has been sold...

DeVos Borrower Defense Update

https://www.usnews.com/news/education-news/articles/2019-08-30/betsy-devos-issues-final-student-loan-borrower-defense-rules DeVry is mentioned by name a few paragraphs in.

Hammer will start in January 2020

According to the HLC, Cogswell cannot make any major changes personnel or facility wise for one year after signing the agreement. The one year will be up in January 2020. This was verified by 3 different people who all read the agreement. The HLC... —  read more 

Live Lectures

How’s it going with the 90 minute live lectures? Any purely-online VPs doing this? Have you had any student feedback (positive or negative)? Sept will be my first time teaching since the implementation of this requirement, and I’m honestly... —  read more 

DeVry #2 in GI Bill complaints

Number of POE Complaints by Main Campus "Complaints (All Campuses)" "GI Bill Students (All Campuses)" Facility Code OPE ID UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-JERSEY CITY 577 22,714 21000130 20988 KELLER GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT-MERRILLVILLE 219 7,468... —  read more 

Is 2019 going to be the end for DeVry?

I heard an unsubstantiated rumor that DeVry is closing its doors for good at the end of 2019 and will do a teach-out in 2020. Seems Cogswell simply cannot manage its acquisition to keep it economically viable. Has anyone else heard this?

New Session, New Fiscal Year

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!

Any thoughts about organizing a union?

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 

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It's too late baby, oh it's too late...

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 

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Online services

What is the culture like at online services in Naperville now? Have there been layoffs? Have benefits changed since things switched to Cogswell?

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Devry scheduling cannibalism

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 

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