New DEAC Schools

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by Neuhaus, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure why they posted the February 14th show cause before the results of the January meeting, but whatever.

    William Carey University offering a Master of Arts in International Development and Quantic School of Business and Technology (Formerly Smartly Institute) offers two MBA programs as well as a seminar in picking crappy school names.

    They also renewed some old favorites such as Penn Foster and Abraham Lincoln University among others.

    Significantly, though, there were also some voluntary lapses in accreditation...

    Realtor University (2016)
    Hadley Institute for the Blind (1958)
    California Institute of Advanced Management (2018)
    Westcliff University (2014)

    Realtor is apparently shutting down because they are forming a partnership with Columbia College (not University) to offer the Masters program so, no need for a separate institution. Looks like CIAM and Westcliff are now accredited by WASC.

    This kind of makes me wonder if some of these schools will be more sympathetic to transfer credits from DEAC schools post-RA.
  2. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    Smartly to Quantic. Not sure which is worse. They're both terrible names. They've definitely knocked New Charter off the #2 spot, but Goucher is still #1.
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  3. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    New Charter is bad. I feel like they downloaded the template for a school charter and just left the default in the name line.

    But I think American InterContinental University takes the cake for worst school name. I don't think it could sound more fake if they tried.
  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yes, it sounds bad, but the all-time winner (as I see it) is still Old Mill (University of Vermont). BTW it's Regionally Accredited.
  5. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member


    With that name, instead of degrees they should consider handing out championship belts at graduation.
  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Well, at least it's accredited. The other AIU - Atlantic International U. - is an unaccredited (In US terms) thingy in the Pacific (Hawaii).

    Atlantic International does have ASIC - but that's not accreditation recognized as such by CHEA or USDoE. We've been through that issue many times.
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  7. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Naugahyde U.? As a child of the 1960s and '70s, that stuff is about as fake as you can get.

    Oh, wait a minute. How about Linoleum Tech? The Aspertame Institute? Polyester Polytechnic?
  8. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    New Charter had a better sounding name Andrew Jackson University but in 2010 UniversityNow,inc acquired Andrew Jackson University and renamed it in 2011.
  9. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    Andrew Jackson University is a bad name because Andrew Jackson was a bad dude. But at least it sounds like it could be a well established legitimate school.
  10. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Quantic School of Business and Technology sounds a bit better than Smartly Institute. But since they are located closer to Georgetown University, they should change the name to Georgetown College of Business.
  11. Maxwell_Smart

    Maxwell_Smart Active Member

    I like the sound of that. Sometimes I think some of these names we hear were picked during a long night of drinking (or snorting).
  12. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    True - but in the early days they called themselves - I kinda liked the play on the .ly domain, but you're right - it's only good for a brash new startup, not the rarefied atmosphere of accredited schools, where they have now taken their place. I'll bet they aren't free anymore, either.

    Maybe instead of Quantic, they should have called it Quantico and stolen some FBI glory.
  13. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yeah - The Quantico School of Criminal Profiling - kinda has a ring to it. I know people who'd enjoy getting a degree from a school like that! If nothing else, grads might go on to write a TV series. As actor Shemar Moore said some years ago "It's a dark and nasty show."
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  15. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    My son graduated from there. He felt it was quite rigorous. But as a veteran, he'd been through tougher situations, so it went quite well.
  16. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    My home in the U.S. is just up the road from Quantico, and it's interesting to me that its public perception is association with the FBI and not the Marine Corps.
  17. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    Which is funny because that's the association my mind creates with "Quantico." I am certainly aware of the FBI Academy and its location. But the word "Quantico" evokes USMC thoughts. Of course, part of the reason is that my base had to send more than our fair share of people to its brig following...incidents.
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  18. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Maybe the Quantico (FBI vs. Marine Corps) public perception imbalance is because of this...

    Over the years, how many TV shows about the FBI? And how many about the Marine Corps? Not quite so many, right?

    By the way, Rich - congratulations to your son (and his Mom & Dad, of course). A veteran and now FBI. Quite a career he's having. I'm sure you're justifiably proud.
  19. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    He's really done it in a good way. He did a couple of years at state university, then enlisted in the Air Force. He finished his bachelor's in business from American Military University, then did a master's in homeland security studies at Penn State Online. (Even doing classes while deployed four different times.) He was a staff sergeant when he separated; he then enlisted in the Air Force Reserve. I doubt he's ever heard of this board, and I had no real influence on his educational choices, but he did it the "Degreeinfo Way," you know?
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  20. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Indeed that was a good way - and, as you say, the Degreeinfo way - but skipping the forum. Good to hear.

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