Akamai University accreditation?

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  1. Lerner

    Lerner Active Member

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    I found this on another site, any value to this accreditation?

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    Well, it seems more than a little suspect to me that the members of the board of IDEAL all represent the universities that are accredited by IDEAL ... conflict of interests much?

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    Maybe, but the situation is pretty much the same with accreditors in the United States.
     
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    Except that some (if not all) RAs have public members on their boards of directors. One third of WASC's board are public members (way back one was from the company I worked for).
     
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    It seems a bit more suspect to me here, I mean where is the accountability if there is a 1:1 relationship between the accreditor's board members and the schools they accredit?
     
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    Akamai is in Hawaii. If they want to be taken seriously when they claim to be accredited, they should go to WASC or DETC.

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    There's lots of information available on this site by using the search function:

    http://www.degreeinfo.com/search.php?searchid=27667



    (well it seems that the search thread died but if you plug Akamai into the search engine you'll get a whole bunch of threads on that topic)
     
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  8. J.Smith

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    I noticed International Distance Education Accreditation League (IDEAL | International Distance Education Accreditation League) is a legitimate accrediting body and is part of National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies (Philippines). Their governing board compose of respected university leaders and experience accreditiors. Among them are:

    Prof. Dr. Nelson Binag, Philippines
    IDEAL Chairman
    - Past President Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities of the Philippines, Inc.
    - Past Vice President of Mindanao Association of State Colleges and Universities Foundation

    Dr. Serafin Ngohayon, Philippines
    IDEAL Secretary
    - President, Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities of the Philippines, Inc. (AACCUP Officers 2007-2009)
    - President, Ifugao State University
    - Chairman of the PASUC Cordillera Administrative Region

    Dr. Manuel Corpus, Philippines
    IDEAL Auditor
    - Executive Director of National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies, Inc. (NNQAA),
    - Past President of NNQAA and AACCUPP

    Dr. M. Shamsher Ali, Bangladesh
    IDEAL Director
    President of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences
    Founding Rector of Bangladesh Open University
     

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