Lets see if I have this straight. Tuition hasn't changed recently. Yet services have been dropping for years. Students are expected to pay the same when they get dumped in online classes against their will, when they try to complain about something to dean but find that position no longer filled, take core classes taught by adjunct faculty who just graduated from ITT-Tech with associates degree, etc.
And adjunct pay hasn't gone up. In fact classes have become longer while pay remains same. Pay is low its hardly worth the hassle of putting up with admin s__t show. Plus adjuncts are left trying to manage an academic institution on their own after 7pm at night, when full time employees leave, even though the real work doesn't start until students show up at 6pm and doesn't end until 11pm.
So naturally enrollment has dropped for years under that slow squeeze, and faculty are hard to come by. How can a budget be slashed in half and not have complete breakdown? Keeping less inventory in soda machine? Telling faculty they can't make copies? Put students in more online classes? Telling registrar to teach math class?
Imagine a similar situation with a company that manufactures something, say a car. The company is squeezed for cash, so they slash their budget -- put in cheap seats, crummy paint job, etc. Service department has impossible wait list. But they keep purchase price the same. And salesmen explain to customers, company needs to save money to keep from closing the dealership. And then the boss is told to slash the budget in half. That is about the time the business is closed, isn't it?
So why doesn't ITT-Tech just start the teach out and quit messing around?!?!