NCA Accreditation Reviewer with Kennedy-Western PhD?

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by ChiSquare, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. ChiSquare

    ChiSquare New Member

    I am always fascinated when people proudly display their "less then wonderful" degrees in their social network profiles and public CVs, but this is a bit extreme.

    Is it "normal" for regional accreditor to have an accrediting committee member with a Kennedy-Western University PhD?
  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Link, please.
  3. ChiSquare

    ChiSquare New Member

    Check your inbox.
    I don't know if it is OK to paste a link to that person's LinkedIn profile on this thread.
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  4. Shawn Ambrose

    Shawn Ambrose New Member

    Who is this person? Please PM me the link as well.

  5. Shawn Ambrose

    Shawn Ambrose New Member

    So - who is going to contact the commission? My bet is that HLC doesn't know about the KW PhD. Her portfolio of work is very impressive, other than the unaccredited PhD.

    IMHO, this is a classic example of someone believing he/she needed to impress someone with the "doctor" title...
  6. ChiSquare

    ChiSquare New Member

  7. mcjon77

    mcjon77 Member

    I remember, a little less than 10 years ago, when degreeinfo member Mark Israel (RIP) would hunt folks like this almost as if it was sport. It started to become a game to find someone teaching at an RA university, yet possessing a doctorate from an unaccredited university. IIRC, Mark would either contact the teacher's boss and/or the press to expose the person.

    Those were the days.
  8. Shawn Ambrose

    Shawn Ambrose New Member

    I have a colleague who is on one of the HLC appellate boards, I sent her the info and asking for advice.
  9. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Days of infamy, then. Not all unaccredited schools are degree mills. Mentioning it here is one thing. Calling someone's boss is something else -- not to mention it may be tortious interference.
  10. Cyber

    Cyber New Member

    There must be something that make people think they need to show off as many degrees as possible, even if some of those degrees were bought and "not earned". This one is from Belford University --Belford of all places, which rank alongside MUST University; known degree mills.

    Under Education, look at the last sentence: "Finally, while pursuing the doctoral degree, Dr. Bowen earned a M.S. in Project Management from Belford University."

    The direct link is here:
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