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Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions
Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions

I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

This is a Fast pace work environment

Cons

Management should try a democratic/collaborative leadership style when managing admissions team and team would feel valued and appreciated, as a result productivity would increase.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider promoting a diverse management team in the Admissions Department.

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    The overall stated mission and ethic of the company is good, but they don't put their money where their mouth is.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation part-time

    Pros

    The people...good folks! The students....great variety. The school provides an opportunity for any student to attend and succeed, regardless of their background....which ends up increasing access for under-represented groups.

    Cons

    The for-profit mission gets in the way of doing what is best for students, academic quality as the priority, and valuing of staff and faculty. Basically, they are cheapskates, paying people terribly, no appreciation for loyalty, and no consideration of how their decisions badly affect many students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start hiring your adjuncts into real positions, particularly those who have proven themselves. Pay people at least the going rate within that state, in order to keep good quality faculty (both full time and adjunct part-time). In Minnesota, the going rate for teaching a 3 credit course at a community college as an Adjunct is at least $3,600. Within private schools in Minnesota, the average Adjunct is paid from $4,200 - $6,600 per course. EDMC (Argosy University) pays Adjuncts only $2,200 per course. This means that the best faculty are leaving Argosy after they gain some experience and figure out that their hard work is not compensated. After two years of loyal service, hire them on the team if at all possible, and insure they are paid at least $4,000 per course if they have a Master's degree, and more if they have a PhD.

    Prioritize students in actions, rather than words. The way this would look is to listen to student problems and comments and to incorporate this input seriously into the decisions being made at the highest levels. Students confide that they are highly dissatisfied with the changes that have been made to their programs in recent years, forcing them into 5-week blended or online courses even though they first enrolled in the school with the expectation of having 15-week courses available. Students feel their learning is decreasing in these compressed courses, unless they are able to take them one at a time. Students in 2 year programs are forced to take as many as 4 - 5 courses at a time, including a 5-week intensive course that requires about 4 hours a day of study/involvement. This is a set up for failure. The compressed 5-week courses only work for students who can take them one at a time, or two at most, and with no other 15-week courses or labs.

    There are many ways to increase the success of this school, that are not being capitalized on. First, the school has a niche market with students who do not get accepted into more prestigious places. This means that the help services should be vastly increased and entrance testing should assist every student to gain the writing and study background needed to succeed BEFORE they are thrown into college courses that require extensive study and papers. For example, a basic writing course should be required of all students, at their particular level, and for at least 15-weeks in-person, for all students whose testing shows serious writing issues. The students with these serious writing deficits should not be put into a class until they successfully test at an acceptable level. This would then set them up for SUCCESS. Right now, many are set up to fail.

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    Evil Place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    there are no pros to working here. whatsoever leave your morals at the door if you want to work here whatsoever leave your morals at the door if you want to work here

    Cons

    dishonesty is a way of life...not for the ethical person...nothing to do with education whatsoever leave your morals at the door if you want to work here

    Doesn't Recommend
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