USC’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is facing a budget crisis so immense, nearly half the staff may lose their jobs.
How did this happen to the largest social work school in the world? https://lat.ms/2wELW5L
What became clear?
➡️ Hiring staff for the program proved costly
➡️ Fees for the digital learning platform ate up revenue
➡️ Less costly programs came on the market
➡️ The push to fill online classes let in less qualified students, which some say hurt the school’s reputation
As the social work school struggles, there is growing scrutiny about the relationship with 2U, Inc., the digital learning company that partnered with USC for online degree programs.
2U relies on USC for about a fifth of its revenue. https://lat.ms/2wELW5L
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