Bottomless enrollment declines, high loan default rates, high drop out rates, low completion rates, very bad publicity, absolutely huge class sizes, and there have been many posts on system processes that cannot possibly automate enrollment, financial aid well, and people getting laid off. So who in her or his right mind would go to the university as in "new students"? How could the university think potential customers see the value in attending UOPX? In an age of choice, UOPX used to stand out for reputation, and now stands out for a lack of one. There has to be a growth strategy. They cannot cut themselves into prosperity. Well, maybe if the current owners want to sell what is left in the next 18 months. Better get Houdini in to get that balance sheet looking good. To think there is going to be new students going along with all this...well that is simply fantastic without result.
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It is an 'implosion', no doubt about it. CIO from Ann Taylor loft didn't know or even try to understand the systems. Good riddance. The 'smarter than the average bear' staff brought in from Kaplan etc - failures. VPs still here are those who will never receive the same pay any where else. And the staff who have been working their asses off and have never been listened to concerning it or any other issues - bye bye.
CIO is out this coming week. Huge IT layoffs coming, system rollback this past weekend, State of systems are horrible, new systems to reduce staff across the board, huge class sizes. If you don’t think new students see this leaders you are crazy. Close WIU, sell global entities? Close data centers and go cloud only??
How about invest in people and our product. Create something new, create excitement. Be Brave leaders, come on, so many are counting on you!
It looks like all the key indicators show so many things not working well. The cuts are always balancec on the backs of rank and file, and never upper management it seems. I could be wrong but it all looks like implosion