New Certificates from University of the People

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by scaredrain, Jun 18, 2021.

  1. Asymptote

    Asymptote Active Member

    I appreciate the comments here that describe the UoP peer assessments. While I sense that each individual class may have a different percentage of professor-only and peer-assessment-only grading, is this the case for both the graduate and undergraduate classes? Or is there any fundamental difference at the graduate level?
  2. scaredrain

    scaredrain Member

    All undergraduate and graduate courses require assignments that require a peer review/assessment. Usually these are the discussion forum assignments, written assignments, case studies discussions, or programming assignments (if in an IT program).

    The only assignments which are not peer reviewed/assessed are learning journals, quizzes, final exams, and I think the final written assignments in some of the English courses and the capstone level course for the graduate degrees are not peer reviewed/assessed. These assignments are assessed by the instructor of the course. Some courses also contain group projects, which depending on the assignment, may or may not be peer reviewed/assessed.
  3. datby98

    datby98 Active Member

    Thanks for Spoony and Skirlet's posts. A few days ago I just dropped the course (economics) in this Term 4 due to too many reading and writing assignments a week. And I need to save my time for other activities.

    That is how I reframed as well, as an adult person who has worked for years, I would let most of that stuff go, except for those extreme ones which I would write to the instructor for a re-assessment.
    I remember when I was taking the foundation course of python, I was lucky to meet a very seasoned Italian programmer classmate. We reviewed each's weekly posts with constructive comments excluding those silly sh*t greetings. But since everyone has his/her own curriculum and course registration flavors, I do not expect I would have such a fortune all the time.

    My opinion is the peer review for undergraduate/associate degrees is a terrible idea. It had been overoptimistic about those young folks who have not been whipped by society and real life. I may welcome to have this peer-review setting for graduate-level courses.
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    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    University of the People is now a WASC's candidate.

    595 E. Colorado Boulevard. Suite 623
    Pasadena, CA 91101
    United States
    (626) 264-8880
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    Most Recent Commission Action:
    Friday, June 25, 2021
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  5. gicts

    gicts New Member

    Does anyone have their ear to the ground in regards to if/when UoPeople would be accredited?
    I spent some time on the WASC website and it appears schools have been accredited after 1-2 years of being a candidate. UoP's first visit is scheduled for the Fall of 2022
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2021
  6. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I would be surprised if they're not, eventually, but these things take time and can be unpredictable. As ever, it is a gamble to enroll with a school on the hope that their accreditation status will change before one graduates.
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  7. gicts

    gicts New Member

    I appreciate it, Steve. My work offers a $2,500 'bounty' for obtaining a MBA, whether it's nationally or regionally accredited.
    I don't have much use for the MBA, but at a net cost of $500, I'm thinking it could help the resume sometime down the road. Rolling the dice for the RA seems like a cherry on top.
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  8. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Since HAU's MBA is already available at a bargain basement $3000, you could get an MBA for $500 net today:

    See here, the deal has been extended until November, I believe.

    Edit: Whoops, $3K, not 2500.
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  9. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I would go with HAU before UoPeople for sure.
  10. gicts

    gicts New Member

    Thank you both. That's a no-brainer, they even have a phone number to offer support :)
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