Thread regarding Art Institutes layoffs

Interview?

I just interviewed for a position at this school. I came across this forum but now I’m hesitant about taking the position. Should I take it or is the school closing soon? Help!

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Post ID: @OP+19tGkINM

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There isn't ANU loyalty to faculty whether you've been with the company 30 years (like me), or 3 months. They are in survival mode. My classes went to the online division in Florida during lockdown. Now I discover I have yet another new boss. She says they are "fully staffed" when I inquired about my pre covid adjunct teaching position. That's it. I will basically have to reapply for a job I've already proven myself at to someone who doesn't know me, and whose motivation is merely survival.

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Post ID: @1Kezq+19tGkINM

Bottom line; before you sign on with any Art Institute, find out where the school is with their lease. The trend so far has been that when the lease runs out, the school shuts down.

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Post ID: @1roaw+19tGkINM

No matter which campus, stay away! There is no loyalty. Your position can be cut at any time. There were at least five rounds of layoffs at my campus in five years.

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Post ID: @Wpch+19tGkINM

When I was riffed back in 2016, The Art Institute of Dallas was at least a couple of years into their ten year lease. I'm betting they still have two or three years still left, so I think you're good to go. After three years, they'll probably ditch the lease and sink the school. Plan accordingly.

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