Topics regarding layoffs at SAE Institute (formerly the School of Audio Engineering)
I'm hearing so many stories. I know for sure that San Jose is closing (personally, it should have been done a long time ago). Los Angeles stopped enrolling, so they may be closing. But then I heard that they are going to try and sell all the other US... read more
Strap in. Massive layoffs about to happen. https://www.afr.com/business/navitas-to-take-130m-writedown-sell-us-creative-media-colleges-20180718-h12tob
We have been weathering storms for a number of years, starting around 2008. After some really thin years, we were acquired, which started yet another period of adjustment. From this recent round of layoffs, our process of getting back on track has... read more
SAE is accredited by ACICS. ACICS is no longer recognized by the US Dept. of Education as an approved accrediting authority for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. The doors will be closed in 18 months if not sooner.
I just saw a link on Facebook saying to apply for SAE debt forgiveness! Anyone hear about a shutdown?
Now that is just tacky. I don't want people to think I went to school at SAE just because they tacked their name on the front of my school's name. This is getting ridiculous.
Do not worry my friends! These clowns will be uncovered -- again! I let it all go without hesitation to Navitas. They wouldnt believe half of the information I was providing. Pretentious leaders with hidden personal agendas. Inexperienced and way... read more
Article in regard to layoffs at our mothership: https://redflag.org.au/node/5161
I heard rumors that there's a new campus director and that his big plans are to close the south building, reconfigure the north building, and start two separate course tracks - one day, one night, so students can hold down a job. Both sound like good... read more
To attend a farewell party for the long time core of the Ex'pression Sound Arts faculty was truly devastating. SAE has its head so far up its ass it's truly in the dark about preserving the basic elements of quality education. It all started when... read more
This article today announces more closures...a nd soon more SAE campuses that are not showing "long term performance": https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/30371078/navitas-to-close-several-colleges/
So I have SAE on my Google Alerts. Anyone else notice that more and more SAE campuses are shutting down? Has not completely hit the US campuses, but so far I've seen 4 in the last 3 weeks.
English is not my first language, so please I am sorry! I am based overseas from US and totally sympathize with what you are going through. However, seeing what I see every day makes me wonder how the hell SAE got so big with such poor management... read more
We suck suck suck. I wish they would transfer me to ANY overseas SAE. This is embarrassing. No wonder everyone is bailing.
This week in news at Ex'pression College (or is it Expressions?): The library is closed, the cafeteria is closing, and the Emeryville campus director resigned. Friday we have our almost weekly sendoff for an integral team member, Karen Stackpole -... read more
Is this true?
This article is hot on the heels of a student petition about faculty needing masters degrees and an exodus of long time staff who realize what a toxic environment it has become... read more
A university pathway provider has blamed the government’s lower visa refusal threshold for a sharp slump in recruitment. Navitas said that enrollment at the campuses it runs with 10 UK higher education institutions was down by 13 per cent during the... read more
Any news about this?
I hear about to LA and ExPression a lot. But NY is far worse. After the layoffs, more and more people are bailing. The campus is drowning and more and more ridiculous directives from above are not helping. The Dean does not know as much as she... read more
I'm getting a little bit worrisome with what's happening at the Los Angeles campus. Everything is at a strange standstill with any progression. Are we able to pay our bills? Why are we not finishing the build out?
Not sure how other campuses are doing but we just let go of two other instructors. Is it time to jump ship? What's going here? It looked so promising at SAE, what went wrong?
Anyone know how the remaining Ambassadors are doing and if they are expected to remain in position amid the downsizing of Miami and marketing?
Call center employees have recently resigned; Marketing functions moved to Navitas' paid vendors; CEO came to Miami headquarters recently to "calm nerves" & reassure existing employees that the future is "bright and full of opportunity at SAE," but... read more
So now they have hired Financial Services Managers at all campuses. I notice they didn't offer those positions to all the people they laid off! Hire! Fire! Hire! Fire! Do these idiots have any clue what they are doing?
ExPression is about to have another major fall out. And the big wigs at SAE either don't know or don't care. There are major issues here. Some were brewing before SAE came in. But they were fully disclosed. And now... plain negligence on SAE's part.
Is it me or are things still looking grim at Group?
Nativas is now being rated as "Underpeforming": http://www.afr.com/business/navitas-student-enrolment-slips-cs-cuts-to-underperform-20150406-1mf1l9
Education service provider Navitas (NVT) was one of today's largest decliners. NVT lost 4.29% to end the day at $4.69. The company released an announcement today noting that enrollment growth had moderated following a drop in Nepalese and Indian... read more
Not just ExPression, but SAE is also on the list. The list as of March 2015: http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/1698835/heightened-cash-monitoring-institutions-list-3.pdf
Does anyone know where Will Winkowski is working now?
This article today says that enrollments are "moderating", in layman's terms... slowing down: synonyms: die down, abate, let up, calm down, lessen, decrease, diminish. https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/26888401/navitas-falls-on-slowing-growth/
Expression is on the HCM (Heightened Cash Monitoring list: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/03/31/the-list-your-college-does-not-want-to-be-on/