The Greenwich University Review Report is now available!!!!

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by George Brown, Mar 3, 2001.

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  1. George Brown

    George Brown New Member

    Hot off the DETYA e-mail system, I have obtained a copy of the official Greenwich University Review Report. You can download a copy off my site at http://www.virtualuniversities.net/austvirtualunis/greenwich/green1.htm

    It is over 153 pages long, so be patient when downloading. Format is Word 2000. Unfortunately Greenwich's right of reply to the report (which should be appended) is unavailable in digital format, so I will try and get a copy and scan it somehow.

    This document makes *very* interesting reading, especially the official status of Norfolk Island.

    Happy reading.

    Cheers,

    George


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  2. Chip

    Chip Administrator

    Hey, George!

    For those of us who are too lazy or too busy, would you care to offer up your synopsis/condensation of the report?

    I for one would really appreciate it, even though I'm sure I will eventually get around to reading the full report.
     
  3. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    I was curious about the Greenwich owner's feelings about this stuff, and emailed him to Norfolk Island to ask. Here is John Walsh of Brannagh's response, which he has given me permission to post here.
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    You know yourself that we were not
    "driven out" of California or Hawaii or anywhere else. We established on
    Norfolk Island because the owners live here and the Australian Government
    asked us to set up here. We are an autonomous accredited university
    established under an Act of Parliament, the highest form of accreditation
    there is. No Australian university meets the "expected" standards. The
    standards have just been written and have not been applied to any university
    other than Greenwich. As a matter of interest no American university (not
    one) would meet the "expected" standards. The "standards" were written to
    keep foreign universities out and new universities from starting, and mean
    whatever the reviewers want them to mean. You may be interested to learn
    that the reviewers spent less than four hours at the university (3 and 3/4
    to be precise) and less than ten minutes reading theses and dissertations
    from the Hawaii office (two reviewers standing up at a bench flicking
    through the pages: I think the actual time was closer to eight minutes).
    The other point of interest is that we had to issue a formal application
    under the Freedom of Information Act to get a copy of the Report, and then
    only received part of it.
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