Thread regarding DeVry Inc. layoffs

Review time

Have the annual reviews begun?

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Thank you @dfda for adding this data point. Our profs have been beaten down and organizationally abused for so long they don’t realize their cage is unlocked and they can walk right out of it.

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Post ID: @ecqt+16nrYEXT

@dmiq. Embry Riddle University has just increased their compensation for online Professors from 2400 to 3000$( 9 weeks format) . It is a sign that qualified online professors are in demand.

Believe me there are plenty of opportunities.

My wife started an online teaching job for a large educational district teaching K12 online.
I trained her to teach online and she is happy being home instead of her old job that no longer exists.

There is hope and plenty of opportunities. Just reprogram your way of looking at the world and you will be duly compensated.

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Post ID: @dfda+16nrYEXT

@dkse: You made an interesting point that had eluded me, namely that other colleges, having previously eschewed online learning, might be able and willing to hire DVU professors who’ve been leading online classes since before online was cool. I’m surprised that any colleges are actually hiring anyone right now for anything. Perhaps there is indeed opportunity in time of crisis. Dare one actually allow themselves a moment of hope.

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Post ID: @dmiq+16nrYEXT

Dear dyxh+16nrYEXT,
I believed the same that it is very hard to find another Job after 60. Even Though I look healthy I am only alive due to the miracles of technology and the very expensive d–gs.
Crises are another face of new opportunities Thanks to Corona, I have accepted one full time ( Online Professor) with a different institution and multiple adjuncts positions . I can do that because I am home stuck in front of my computer all day. The Corona virus has forced to stay home, so I am using the time to make money instead of worrying about DeVry .
As a matter of fact I am very thankful that DeVry has trained me to teach online. I had to reject a couple of jobs and referred them to my colleagues that were terminated by DeVry. Two of them just accepted full time jobs online.

Believe me look for other jobs, there are plenty.

Please do not lose hope, there are plenty of opportunities for professors that are experienced in Distance learning.
It is ironic, DeVry trained us to teach online, we did not like it. Now that experience is becoming a valuable asset.

I wish you all the best.

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Post ID: @dkse+16nrYEXT

@ dxdu+16nrYEXT you hit the proverbial nail on the head. I’m too young to retire but too old to catch on at another Higher Ed Institution. What are my options? Hang on for dear life and hope there is a package when the bell finally tolls for me.

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Post ID: @dyxh+16nrYEXT

@cawq: I think I would be hard-pressed to find a professor, among the few remaining, who would challenge your premise, but I believe the problem for our faculty is their age range, many between 55 - 65 plus or minus a few years. Aside from the well-known age discrimination in this country, consider the dearth of external opportunities in higher education along with our thoroughly ruined reputation. These faculty are good people trapped in a dysfunctional quagmire; they know it and their managers know it. There’s no where to go at this point. It doesn’t help the way Medicare and Social Security are implemented in this country, but many faculty are probably just fearfully hanging on until they can at least apply for these benefits or until the axe comes down. They’ve been living with a figurative gun pointed at their head for years and have dodged the bullet with each successive downsizing while watching as 90% of their colleagues have departed, most involuntarily. They hold on, term after term, quarter after quarter. Everyone knows that such an environment is brutal on mental health. Sad, pitiful and cruel, but it is what it is. So when you ask these faculty members why they don’t just pick up and leave, the real question to our faculty should be “for whom does the bell toll?” - trust me, they know.

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Post ID: @dxdu+16nrYEXT

Devry is a business disguised as a university. We do not teach anymore. We sell expensive dreams. If you are a good salesperson, you will do well.
If you still believe you are a professor you need to make the hard choice.
Leave Devry for a better place .
or
change your expectations.
Otherwise you will be miserable . The choice is yours .

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Post ID: @cawq+16nrYEXT

“Why don’t we get to see the student comments any more?” dtj: I read all of the student comments every term. Just click a button to download the full evaluation report and the comments come up along with the numerical ratings. Maybe I’m missing something here?

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Post ID: @2gev+16nrYEXT

JB seems to have landed another plum opportunity with the mothership adtalem and now enjoying florida.

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Post ID: @1jss+16nrYEXT

Is there anyone even left to review? And those that are left, wouldn’t they just tell each other “You are awesome”. Or “Oh, sorry you didn’t get a severance and were kept around to keep it positive.” Let the planned “Teach-out or Online only” begin! Final comment, it is never really a true review. It is just a task to keep appearances for any external audits. When everyone is given the same paltry increase regardless of performance, why even go through a review process. Which the colleague writes themselves and the manager copies and pastes in the antiquated review portal. Absolutely opposite of what we teach in HR and management courses. Such a lazy, self righteous group of Chicago based “want to be” educational professionals that would never survive in a real higher education institution. Or any other company outside of Chicago. Keep looking in the mirror and saying this is all real. That we have a quality education. That people should be happy being in debt to the tune of $57k in student loans that they will default on. Everyone should laugh at their review and then apologize to the students for the professor that never taught them how to write, let alone the hands on part of their program that was moved online to hit a 75% profit margin and 50 in a class to one part time professor looking to their “side hustle” of a couple thousand dollars to post a comment here or there and let the system auto grade the papers. Review that! What is the NPS score now? Why don’t we get the see the student comments any more? Truth hurts. Review that!

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