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Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by chrisjm18, Aug 21, 2020.

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  1. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but no one ever gets around to graduating.
     
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  2. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Well-Known Member

     
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  3. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Athabasca University and Quantic School of Business and Technology do not signify delivery instruction methods in their name. Also, Quantic used to be Smartly, which was not a smart name, so they changed it. There is nothing wrong with schools strictly online such as Excelsior College, Charter Oaks State College, Thomas Edison State University (formerly college).
     
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Often, but it's not a rule.
     
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  5. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Colt 45 and two Zig-Zags....
     
  6. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    October 2021 Actions

    Full list of actions: https://www.hlcommission.org/Student-Resources/october-2021-actions.html

    Approval of Request for Change

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    lmhurst University, Elmhurst, IL
    • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Systems Leadership
    This is 100% online.

    Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
    • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Doctor of Ministry
    Two in-person weeks per year (1 week - spring; 1 week - fall)

    American College of Education, Indianapolis, IN
    • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Science in Health Informatics
    And ACE continues to deviate from its initial focus on education. Time for a name change?

    Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, IN
    • Approved the institution’s request to offer correspondence education courses.
    Bellevue University, NE
    • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Science in Emergency Management
    University of Mary, Bismarck, ND
    • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Doctorate of Business Administration
    Online w/required on-campus institutes

    Certificate Approval

    B
    ellevue University, NE
    • Medical Cannabis Certificate
    The following are not distance learning specific:

    Approval of Request for Change

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    itting Bull College, Fort Yates, ND
    • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
    There are colleges with worse names, but I wouldn’t want a degree from Sitting Bull College.

    Denial of Request for Change

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    ebraska Indian Community College, Macy, NE
    • Denied the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Tribal Nation Building.
    Recently HLC denied a CC’s request to offer a master’s degree. Now, they’ve denied this CC’s request to offer a bachelor’s degree.
     
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  7. Alpine

    Alpine Member

    First of all, I love the people of the Lakota Nation. They honor their Chief Sitting Bull by naming a college after him like the white man honors their first chief of this nation. Perhaps I shouldn't want a degree from George Washington University? Ignorance plays a large role in racism!
     
  8. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the background information. I didn't know that Sitting Bull was a name of a person. Either way, that's a funny name. I have no problem with a school honoring anyone. I personally don't like the name of the school.
     
  9. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    I think many Americans would immediately recognize Sitting Bull as a Native American name.
     
  10. Alpine

    Alpine Member

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    You would think so but I am amazed at how many people don't realize the lion's share of States in the USA have Native American names!
     
  11. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    And there are many Americans who are immigrants who did not spend their formative years or even adolescence years in the U.S.
     
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  12. Alpine

    Alpine Member

    That is not an excuse for a lack of respect!
     
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  13. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    SHUT UP!!! Now, there. I'm being disrespectful!!
     
  14. Alpine

    Alpine Member

    I'm talking about respecting cultures, not me! Names in the Native American culture have great meaning and are oftentimes sacred. They deserve respect and dignity, not ridicule!
     
  15. Alpine

    Alpine Member

    Sadly, I'm beginning to understand why there is so much racism in the world. Ignorance is astounding and the need for cultural awareness is crucial!
     
  16. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Guys, I know we let things fly fast and loose in the political discussions part of the forum, but this isn't there.
     
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  17. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    Agree. It's definitely not an excuse to make fun of people's culture after you've been educated. Instead of continuing to make fun of their names, he could have educated himself on the original inhabitants of the nation he lives in. It's shocking to see this type of behavior from a Black Caribbean whose ancestors were forced to adopt European culture and language.
     
  18. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    I agree that making fun of Native Americans is inappropriate in an EDUCATION sub-forum.
     
  19. not4profit

    not4profit Active Member

    I don't know. All he said was he thought it was a silly name for a university. He is allowed to have an opinion. It isn't like he was insulting Sitting Bull or Natives, just the use of that name for a school. I think Trump University was a stupid name for a university. Do I need to back up and be respectful of rich white people? Or is there something about Native Americans that requires MORE respect than others? And what about the disrespect toward him by assuming he knows or should know American/Native history?
     
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  20. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    The behavior was expressing the opinion that he "wouldn’t want a degree from Sitting Bull College."

    There are a lot of schools whose names I don't like which isn't a comment on their namesake and I don't understand why the two are being conflated in this one case.
     
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