Thread regarding Art Institutes layoffs

Miami Professor

I am a Miami Professor. Recently, I asked someone in the know, "WHO THE F— owns our school." I got the same response as everyone else says, "we are self governing - there's a board."

It's very obvious to me that whomever owns the school is not interested in it's survival. Numbers are at an all time low so what do the chairs do? In order to keep classes full enough/run classes, they PILE students into classrooms. Sure, that makes everything LOOK flush, but the halls speak volumes. We are at the lowest we've ever been with pitiful advertisement for the school. Studio Enterprises has the most pathetic group of mo–ns "monitoring" and creating advertisements.

We are simply going nowhere fast.

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My school stopped enrollment at 300 students, then we went into the teach out quarter. Even though planned, we had ~300 and that was enough to throw in the towel. Less than 400 is not sustainable if the math is similar. They will keep up appearances and act like all is well if it is not an official teach out. It should feel like a slow tapering off of activity. Fewer and fewer students in the halls etc. Unless you see some sort of growth, or energy put forth for enrollment, make your own plans. Try to get an enrollment number.

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Post ID: @3zhq+13y8Ne67

I'm an adjunct and had two classes for next quarter. One of them was given to one of the few full timers to fill out his schedule. He's never taught the class.
Same thing happened to a couple of other part timers I know. Word has it that we've got less than 400 students left in the entire school and looking around at the empty halls and classrooms, I can believe it.
Now I'm thinking one of the earlier posters was right. Closures will be announced in June.

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Post ID: @2ciw+13y8Ne67

See if the recruiters are busy. Are they calling? Are they interviewing? If not, then you are dead.

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Post ID: @2irp+13y8Ne67

How can anyone buy a multimillion $ biz and not put any money into it, KNOWING they bought something f—ed up and depleted, and expect it to succeed? It's very obvious to me that those same people bought it for way different reasons than we're hoping they bought it for. "They" have zero interest in cultivated this institution.

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Post ID: @1tlf+13y8Ne67

I just got a notification that there is a new game room. WHO THE F— CARES!?! How about NEW ADVERTISING???? There is no push to get new students. HOW is our school staying in business? I have students asking me in earnest, "did I make the right decision to come here?"

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Post ID: @1ork+13y8Ne67

Oh wow.. and Miami was one of the "good ones!" I agree, the "owners" have no invested interest in keeping the colleges operating. It's painfully obvious.

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Post ID: @1ehm+13y8Ne67

Yes...

We are simply going nowhere fast.
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