They are allowed to spin off a business unit, and keep their plans secret. I agree that it’s been mind-numbingly stressful along the way, but in a way they are doing DeVry a favor. All of the burden of deceit and manipulation now rests squarely on the shoulders of ATGE, aka corporate. They were the monsters, not us.
Oh, I have no doubts that DVU will be trashed to nearly nothing within the next few years. But in some small way, especially if they rebrand us, this allows us to die with a tiny shred of dignity that we wouldn’t have otherwise had. It’s a fresh start, even if it’s toward the same grave that we were already headed to. Some tiny part of DeVry might live on with a new name. And hey, it’s better than an immediate shutdown. Now is a great time to apply for any other job that you can possibly think of. I am pissed that I will probably have to take a non-teaching job, but that’s the reality of what we are looking at. Leave now because the rest of it are salready working on it.