As a former employee of Heald College, I promise you that the college did not care about you. To the college, you were no more than $4500 in tuition. Some of the instructors and staff did care--some of them were wonderful and devestated when Heald closed, but the company itself did not care. Upper management did not care. Campus presidents did not care. They let this happen and they are to blame. Don't let them tell you that Kamilla Harris is to blame, because she was only doing what she did to protect students like you. The loans were outrageous, and the lies were out of this world. I feel sorry for all of the students and I feel terrible for all of the staff who no longer have jobs, but in the long run this is not the worst thing for you. Go to another school, move on, continue your education; but don't feel bad for Heald, just feel bad for the people who were hurt.
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The admission squads were experts at exploiting prospective students. Fortunately,their tactics that will never be found in writing or in emails. They were too smart to get caught. If an admission specialist were to get caught the company planned on throwing them under the bus and disciplining them for "going against policy."
I'm not sure whom you're referring to, 466, but many of the things Heald did had no place in education.
Shame on you and speak for yourself. I feel sorry for any company that hires your negative character. Your attitude is like a cancer with no place in education.
One message saying upper management didn't care about students, and four saying that PDs cared about numbers. How does that indicate posters were fired for cause?
Wow, the comments make me wonder if those writing them were fired for cause.
That was my experience as well, 160. It was all about numbers and passing students.
One term my PD said I was her best instructor. The very next term the same PD told me I was rude to the students when I gave them grades below a C. These people could barely put a sentence together. I was told that I needed to be considerate of their difficult situations. Such crap. Colleges have reading and writing standards. How on earth could they pass an English or History course with the reading comprehension of sixth graders? But of course I was the one to blame. No, Heald did not care about educating students, that was made very clear to me.
I wouldn't call PDs upper management. Still, they did hand the word down from above, though. I remember mine telling us she never gave a grade lower than B, with the implication that we shouldn't either.
All upper management at individual campuses at Heald didn't care.
PDs were the worst.
I definitely agree that campus presidents didn't care. As for everyone else, I think it's on a case-by-case basis. The instructors who were around from the old days probably cared. People who didn't have day-to-day contact with the students, I'm not so sure about.