RA For University of the People

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by Bob Fiske, Apr 28, 2020.

  1. Vicki

    Vicki Well-Known Member

    maybe she’s already racked up too much debt. Or she has a friend there….
    I find it amusing that they add “… in California”.
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  2. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    At a certain point your career and legitimacy might not depend on the accreditation of your next degree (as long as that degree isn't actively disreputable).
  3. SweetSecret

    SweetSecret Well-Known Member

    My guess is she was searching for free MBA's and that was the only thing that came up as a legitimate degree and the least expensive. It's not like she needs it at this point.
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  4. Asymptote

    Asymptote Active Member

    Any word on how UoP is doing with their RA quest?
  5. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

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  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Later info (Mar. 2023)

    "UoPeople’s first accreditation visit was in 2021, after which it was granted candidacy for accreditation. The board visited for the second time in the fall of 2022 and met last month. (Feb. 2023, - J.) A decision of that review is expected this month. The accrediting board could approve the request, require a third seeking-accreditation visit or end its candidacy."

    Whole thing here: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2023/03/15/free-online-global-university-seeks-seal-approval

    So, there WAS a second site visit, Fall of 2022. And seeing no news of accreditation approval or end to candidacy, I'm guessing we're waiting -- for another site visit (the third). Hard to get anything current on this. Anybody have info post Mar. 2023?
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  7. musasira

    musasira Member

    The next 'Seeking Accreditation Visit' is due in the Fall of 2024.

    This information is contained in the report here: https://www.wscuc.org/institutions/university-of-the-people/?print=pdf
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  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    @musasira Yebare munonga. :) (I had to look it up again.)
    Etzina ryange niinye John.
    Ninduga Canada. :)
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2023
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  10. musasira

    musasira Member

    Yebare kusiima:emoji_clap:
    [BTW etzina should be eiziina]
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  11. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    I believe that a high percentage of candidates eventually receive full accreditation status. Anyone know the approximate percentages?
  12. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Couldn't find it, Bill. But it must be high -- by the definition of Candidate status. According to what I read Candidate Status is only granted when an institution "has demonstrated that it meets all, or nearly all, of the Standards of Accreditation at a minimum level and has a clear plan to meet the Standards at a substantial level of compliance for Accreditation. Candidacy is limited to four years and is granted only when an institution can demonstrate that it is likely to become accredited during the four year period.

    From here: https://www.reddit.com/media?url=https://i.redd.it/m6tpj0u38cb71.jpg
    Not the best source, admittedly, but it looks like they got this verbatim, straight from the accreditor - and reproduced it as a pic. (.jpg)

    Not a slam-dunk, but a well-considered bet. Maybe betting should be allowed on accreditations. :)
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2023
  13. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    It's close to 100%. Candidacy means "we think you're worthy of accreditation, so we'll watch you for awhile to be sure." It's really unusual to see a school not advance. Prometheus College was an RA candidate and just disappeared from the map. Union had its candidacy pulled (over money, naturally) before getting it restored. I can't even think of a third example off-hand. Oh, wait, I believe the International Graduate School failed to advance from candidacy before going out of business. Others? I can't recall any, but I suspect there's more.
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  14. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Its site is still around - here: https://prometheuscollege.com/
  15. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Not so sure that's connected. Prometheus College in Tacoma was gone by 1979.

    That domain is hosted by Go Daddy. It is registered by a proxy, so I can't tell who owns it. I think it was created just a few months ago.

    The State of Washington lists Prometheus College as "closed." It houses the school's records and still issues transcripts from it.

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