Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Randy Miller, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. Randy Miller

    Randy Miller New Member

    It has come to my attention the Southern California
    University for Professional Studies (SCUPS) is up for
    accreditation with the DETC.

    An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education
    (April 25, 1997) stated SCUPS had been blacklisted by
    the Government of Thailand as a diploma mill or for
    selling degrees. (The article wasn't real clear.)

    If any readers have any comments on SCUPS you should notify the DETC at [email protected] as soon as possible.
  2. Dennis Ruhl

    Dennis Ruhl member

    SCUPS is a real school. The Thais have probably screwed it up. Dr Hecht has too much at stake to sell degrees.
  3. amused

    amused member

    1997!!!! Anything could have happened!

    The article may be right, but from what I hear in recent days, the school is very strict in its overseas operations.
  4. roysavia

    roysavia New Member

    I doubt that this article will have any real effect on SCUPS. The DETC would reject their application in an instant if such practises were administered overseas.
  5. David Boyd

    David Boyd New Member

    I don’t think a 1997 article (which may or may not have been accurate) is particularly relevant.

    Except in extreme circumstances, DETC and other accrediting bodies evaluate schools on what they’re doing today, not years ago.

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