No one knows the fate of DeVry colleagues. Regardless of the outcome of the pending transfer of ownership, outlook doesn’t look good. Surely management says nothing nationwide, and its business as usual.
Do people think Cogswell will want to maintain the same extremely unprofitable DeVry that exists today? Or if the terms are unmet that Ad Talem will give it another shot, and waste more millions for bad publicity?
I don’t anticipate this company treating their frontline colleagues with any kind of respect in these circumstances. Nor would I expect Cogswell to offer the same pay/benefits, or more, than Ad Talem; if they offer colleagues a postion at all.
So far Ad Talem has said nothing to their colleagues, besides what they’re required to about the Cogswell pending transfer. Despite knowing nothing about their futures, DeVry colleagues keep the company hobbling to their doom. Teachers are still expected to bestow knowledge upon their students not knowing what administrative frustrations will be taken out on them next (ex. cancellations, teach-out). The advisors are still expected to recruit and retain students with DVU’s borrowed and crippled technology - albeit into fewer and fewer offered classes.
Each week at DeVry is like playing Russian Roullette with your career. Finding a new career is seldom easy, but seems like the obvious choice compared to handing fate over to for-profit business executives.