Getting not-hired at the University of Phoenix
A recent post by Joshua Kim, blogger at InsideHigherEd.com’s “Technology and Learning” section, noted that he had not been allowed to progress through the University of Phoenix’s online instructor course. In short, he was told he was not UofP material. I think he should wear that as a badge of honor–you have a soul, dear sir, and we don’t want that sort around here…
Here is what I said:
The UofP is not interested in academics. They are a business and business succeeds on conformity, of following orders, of passing the item on down the line. Or at least that is one version of the business model, which is the one promulgated by the UofP.
Don’t feel poorly about not being let it–it is not a club you would much care for. They don’t like free-thinking, will over-monitor your class, and, over time, suck your free-thinking spirit from you (watchOffice Space for some pop-reference insight).
The students at the UofP, at least the older ones (and there are a lot of non-trads) know the system, probably better than you, and a class can often twist into a management of policy (did I log in enough, did I write enough, my group didn’t do any of the work…).
Consider it a dodged bullet.
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