Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by Mac Juli, Sep 4, 2020.
Yes, working on new programs now with a focus on Liberal Arts.
A bit of an oxymoron there?
I assume you are making a joke, but which part is an oxymoron?
I think because Liberal Arts is broad and encompasses many subjects, so it's kind of difficult to "focus" on Liberal Arts.
Explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog: you figure it out but it dies in the process.
I thought it was related to Liberal Arts and working…
Another secondary reading is that Liberal Arts isn't a very "new" subject to offer a degree in, considering competing programs. (Some contrast with Philosophy, where Newlane staked out a little-served niche.)
A degree in Liberal Arts is about as unfocused as a degree can be. Maybe "General Studies"?
Sounds like from the comments no one gets your "joke".
To be clear we are focused on creating degrees in the areas of liberal arts as opposed to technical training or any other specialized field.
Like degrees in English, History, etc.?
That's what I was thinking, more Liberal Arts - English, History, Psych was the first three I thought about... Hopefully more in the Humanities and Social Sciences so people can ladder that up to a 'human services or primary/secondary education related' Bachelors/Masters that does accept NA credit transfers into their programs. I mentioned in another thread that a $1500 Newlane Bachelors (in a Liberal Arts subject) plus a $2500 U of Pasadena MEd would be a pretty good combo for those who don't mind NA.
It sounds more like only those who didn't get it felt the need to ask about it, which makes sense.
No, no. Almost everyone did. Just you. Now, please don't pick a fight with me. I didn't mean any harm and it could not be misconstrued as such.
Not picking a fight rich, just was curious what you thought was oxymoronic about Liberal Arts. I'll just assume there's a live frog in there somewhere.
Yes, we are expanding in to a general Liberal Arts degree with specializations in Psychology, History, Art History, etc.
Overall we are big fans of a lot of new educational options and new modalities in acquiring education, but overall we feel like classical education (making a complete person) has been neglected for job and skills training. We think there is value in having a high quality, inexpensive option for these types of education.
You're asking me to explain it again. No. It's all in the thread already.
To redirect the conversation slightly, yours is one of the few schools to come into being and then get accredited without being spun off of or purchasing an already accredited school.
How did you pull that off? There's lots of people on the board who dream of running their own small universities like yours. I'm curious what it took to get there.
Josh, it occurs to me that I unintentionally forgot to offer congratulations. That is really great news!
Yes! I think I lot of posters would love to hear that story.
Indeed. Getting through the DEAC accreditation gauntlet is a fantastic accomplishment.
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