Thread regarding Education Management Corporation layoffs

Thoughts on today's article in The Republic

The article was spot on regarding the company's decline since DCEH became the proud new owner of the former EDMC schools. However, it's focus on the front-end operations of the school is only half of the story. A bit of research into the back-end operations would reveal the shameful tactics that are being used to bring back former students and to produce graduates.

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Post ID: @TtNJTYK

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HR...what HR? The campus I left was one of the larger ones and we hadn't had an onsite HR person for over 6 years. Everything done "on the cheap". Employee grievances go back to the same managers that perform the abuse.

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Post ID: @TtNJTYK-6cpj

These are the same people in different clothing! Nothing is going to change! These people are here for their own interest and everyone has their hand out. They can careless about educating and making student lives better. From the CEO to HR to lower level managers they are all calculating and are no good. Nothing is ever what they say is going to be. They lie and will keep lying to line their pockets!

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Post ID: @TtNJTYK-5xbb

I love weasel con artist.

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Post ID: @TtNJTYK-4kkk

Hey recruiter with a heart... no one gives a sh-- about argosy

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Post ID: @TtNJTYK-4esa

The Admissions people don't even mention the placement stats because they are so bad. They quietly (under their breath if at all) say they can be found on the website. If anyone has looked at the website it is like a house of mirrors. These are all ploys for admissions. In order to be an admissions rep, you have to be completely devoid of any critical thinking skills. No basic skills, no housing, no money, you are their target audience. Nothing has changed from the EDMC days.

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Post ID: @TtNJTYK-4ijl

@TtNJTYK3ggu

Jesus also loves the cheats, sociopaths and delusional BS artists.

And that's your "business." Isn't it?

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Post ID: @TtNJTYK-3cnx

3ggu- Super support..... in all the right places!!!!😂🥊 💥

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Post ID: @TtNJTYK-3atn

Argosy is a business. We offer anyone who meets the admission requirements a chance to attempt greatness with support and not judgement. Our value to customers is that we take their dreams seriously and offer a path to earning a degree. For some people it's a long shot. For some they are in desperation to turn around their life. Not many succeed even with super support. We are basically planet fitness. People get hype and join but never get a 6 pack..not our fault!

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Post ID: @TtNJTYK-3ggu

There is not a different approach to recruiting. It's been the same for years, they just made a fancy graphic organizer to go along with it.

What has gotten looser is compliance. Some of the things I hear people say to students would have gotten them fired a year ago. Many people have been fired for far less.

Not numbers based? Everything is numbers based and only those drinking some strong Kool Aid are fantasizing otherwise.

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Post ID: @TtNJTYK-2qxe

These students were trashed by this so called university for years now and all you benevolent educators know it.

So keep up the bs and continue to scam in the short term and reach for the quick buck your time will come.

This absolute garbage about "helping the students" is sickening and if any of you dic---ads are deluded enough to believe that what you're doing is anything less than facilitating a confidence game just ask yourself would you ever want a member of your family to attend any one of these crappy nightmare schools?

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Post ID: @TtNJTYK-1jnb

The AI online is a total joke. Their BA portfolios are equal to maybe a 3rd or 4th quarter student. They are a huge money maker. When I worked at an AI in Career Services I never saw one online portfolio that was truly marketable. You need critiques for creative portfolios and you don't get decent ones from your peers online. Grading at my AI school was also a joke. I saw a bachelor level media arts graduate that had 4 little illustrations with some very bad movement and special effects. I will guarantee that she will never find a job in a creative field. With the amount of debt that they have accumulated, it is just disgusting. I left because I refused to work with this program. The admissions people are clueless and if someone says they like to play video games and draw.. they sign them up. They are sadly easy targets for both EDMC and DCEH. Will it end? I am sure it won't. The students they are bringing in belong in jobs that have a future. The majority now can't even write a complete sentence. I am so happy not to be a part of it. There are some really good teachers but they belong at a community college that is public funded and much less expensive.

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Post ID: @TtNJTYK-dms

Should the university just throw them out? Helping them to improve, appeal, or even financially finish their program seems like a student focused practice. That more universities could use as an example.

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Post ID: @TtNJTYK-ysk

jju....

Or they are just weasels using the students to siphon of federal funds that have guaranteed backing.

......... it’s all for the students!!!!!!!!!

Hysterical 😭!

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Post ID: @TtNJTYK-eev

"I enjoy working with my students and helping them to graduate. "

Well, well, well. Considering how few do graduate, the helpful folks at EDMC and now at son of EDMC the Dream Center, continue to make me puke.

The self serving too little too late disengenuous observational drivel about no jobs for those who actually do graduate is as vapid and feckless as DC claiming to be an institution of higher learning.

Own-up to your part in making this scam a somewhat ongoing concern or shut the hell up.

And that goes double for Dahn cut and paste too.

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Post ID: @TtNJTYK-ivr

This was my post and I am far from being a disgruntled employee. I enjoy working with my students and helping them to graduate. However, some students have academic and financial challenges that should be preventing them from graduating. This is when managers step in to have academic appeals and large institutional loans approved; all with the noble goal of helping students graduate. Nevermind that these students will either be unemployable or be unable to obtain their diplomas and official transcripts.

Is it so hard to believe that a company with shady admissions practices may have shady practices in other departments?

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Post ID: @TtNJTYK-lib

Disgruntled employees are very interesting. They twist things to be exactly what they want and even stretch the truth to fit other dissenter's opinions. That's how,

Different approach to recruiting becomes: folksy but worse

Helping students finish what they started becomes: scraping the barrel for graduates

So which is it?

They're terrible for the recruiting practices even though they've changed majorly

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They're attempting steps in the right direction with training that is behavior based instead of numbers based

Is it,

They're Terrible for helping students return and graduate.

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They're trying to rectify past mistakes by providing options for people to return and graduate so that they aren't left with nothing.

I realize the jaded and disgruntled among the groups have their mind made up but don't let a small group think and some confirmation bias blind you to things changing in a positive way.

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Post ID: @TtNJTYK-jju

The dream center appears to be as crooked as EDMC. The Admissions people are bringing in media and game art people with expectations of jobs but there are few if any. Few are qualified to really get anything after they graduate. The charade continues. Every “low hanging fruit” that can draw a stick figure are enticed. Now, Admissions gets to do a more “folksy” presentation. How they sleep at all.... Dream center , you bit off way more than you can chew. Doing this under the guise of Christianity is just sick.

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Post ID: @TtNJTYK-vxk

@TtNJTYK by back-end operations...are you referring to enrollment practices and grading? If so, can you elaborate?

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