I worked at Kaplan University part-time (More than 3 years)
Flexible some of the time.
still had to maintain hours per week to get job done. Need internet connection so if go out of town, need to stay at hotel with access.
I worked at Kaplan University part-time (More than 5 years)
The courses in Humanities are very good in regard to content and presentation and the terms were short at ten weeks long. The pay is leveled by degree and experience and went up to 2800. If you can be enthusiastic about a for-profit educational corporation where the students are customers and the "brand" is all, then this is definitely for you.
The program has the flaws of the for-profit educational institution; viz, they treat students as customers. The staff treats faculty well but it is understood one will do what can be done to help the students "succeed," it's all about the cash flow and enrolling students. The weekly one hour webinars are not bad but the students only receive five points so they have less interest. Multiple discussion boards each week (at least two, sometimes three) and the demand that one posts at least eight times to each. That's not bad but the expectation is that one will post 36+ times each week. Tedious extra work to monitor student progress is not hard but does not enhance the position. The staff does not back up faculty well and, generally, concentrates more on one student complaint in contrast to multiple good reviews. Of course, this is the "student as customer" mentality.
I have been working at Kaplan University as a contractor (More than 5 years)
Curriculum and training is outstanding.
Class offerings have come to a standstill for me, and was told it will not change anytime soon.
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I worked at Kaplan University full-time (More than 5 years)
I liked working at Kaplan University at first - great co-workers, enthusiastic students, flexible hours and decent pay and benefits.
There is no local control, everything, including what instructors do in their classrooms (down to the quizzes and assignments given) is dictated by corporate employees who have never stepped foot in a classroom. The local management is vindictive. Overall it is run like a business not a school and it looks out for its own business interests, not the best interests of students and staff. There is no communication between departments and no job security.
Advice to Management
Scrutinize how the local management treats employees, there is a reason for the revolving door.
I worked at Kaplan University as a contractor (More than 5 years)
Good pay, good classes, responsive to input
Always changing strategies, not communicating well with employees, courses designed to be not transferrable
Advice to Management
Stop trying to be all things to all people; cut a layer of admin and pass the savings onto students
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