Future Generations University

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  1. Dustin

    Dustin Active Member

    Saw this Facebook ad. I was sure they were going to be unaccredited.

    Doubled down when I saw their Wikipedia description

    Reminds me a lot of Euclid University. But lo and behold, they are RA by HLC!

    https://www.hlcommission.org/component/directory/?Itemid=&Action=ShowBasic&instid=2875
     

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  2. Dustin

    Dustin Active Member

    Oh I forgot this tidbit. On the page about the Master's degree:

    Because when your West Virginia-based institution needs credibility, you can trust Ashley from USA.
     
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  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I'll admit I'm not bowled over by those sorts of effectively-anonymous testimonials either, but the way you put that makes it sound like you find something inherently wrong with a school being in West Virginia.
     
  4. Dustin

    Dustin Active Member

    No, not at all! I'm sorry that it came off that way. That wasn't my intent. I meant more that because the school is located inside the US, it's strange to have a testimonial of "Name, USA" when anyone talking to someone else in the same country would identify which state they come from. This would apply no matter which state the school is located.

    As I write that, I suppose that if they're marketing this program to people from other countries, then it might make more sense to use the country name (I know I wouldn't recognize the states of Germany or Russia for example) but it still looks unusual.
     
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  5. SpoonyNix

    SpoonyNix Active Member

    Derailed : )

    Misty taste of moonshine. Teardrop in my eye.
    The one state in the contiguous USA I've not set foot in. Unfortunately, I don't think a good opp to do so will come up : /
     
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  6. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    Ugh, that name is just brutal.
     
  7. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    Inconsistent faculty listings and, according to Google, only 20 students (not to mention only one degree program).

    "University?" My ass.
     
  8. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    That's a particularly petty complaint.
     
  9. AsianStew

    AsianStew Active Member

    It's an interesting operation for sure, I'm not sure why it would remind OP about Euclid University... so I looked up Euclid and sure enough, their programs are similar in nature... Even though FGU has only one program, it is RA, it'll take some time before they grow larger as they are non-profit and not really looking to expand exponentially... not just yet I guess, only time will tell.
     
  10. Dustin

    Dustin Active Member

    Not just the programming but also that it grew out of a UN initiative. Though unlike Euclid, FGU seems not to lean on that status (which is a good thing.)
     
  11. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Euclid did not grow out of a UN initiative. They are their own international NGO, interesting but kind of homebrew. It started out by the "Human Bioethics Treaty Organization" (which may or may not have been a pet project of Fr. Laurent; certainly not part of UN) and the Embassy of he Central African Republic.
    This Future Generations thing looks way more professional.
     
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  12. Dustin

    Dustin Active Member

    Duly noted! My mistake.
     

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