TUIU is now Trident University International?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by 4Q, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. 4Q

    4Q New Member

    Has anyone else heard this rumor?
  2. truckie270

    truckie270 New Member

    Just when you thought their name could not get any worse...........
  3. 4Q

    4Q New Member

    Well although I would have preferred Freedent or Dentyne, I think Trident is a helluva lot better than TUIU.
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  4. truckie270

    truckie270 New Member

    Yeah, but neither are very stellar. I know people who who have decided against TUIU because of the name alone.
  5. airtorn

    airtorn Moderator

    I wish that they would drop the "International" part.
  6. 4Q

    4Q New Member

    Perhaps they have enough Soldiers, Airmen, and Marines enrolled and are trying to attract more Sailors? :Eyecrazy:
  7. Cyber

    Cyber New Member

    Instead of giving the school a name that actually works, they concentrated so much energy in making sure the new name has TUI as the acronym. Trident International University would have been better than Trident University International. These are the kind of things that happen when schools, rather than educate people, are run out of offices spaces for the sole purpose of making not just a profit, but a huuuuuuuuuuuuuge profit. Overall, the new name is better than TUI University, but still a bad name. I will continue to use "Tui" University (I tell folks its a North Korean word).
  8. StefanM

    StefanM New Member

    Juicy Fruit U ?
  9. b4cz28

    b4cz28 New Member

    My god that's a bad name!!!! Keep it clean and keep it simple.

    Attn: All Schools, Colleges and Universities

    Before re-naming or just naming a school, run it by the members a DI.
    I will never go to a school name Trident, yes just based off the name.
    Just like I will never go to Full Sail or Rainbow University.....
    A name is a huge part of a school, look at AMU or APUS, Clean and simple.
  10. Cyber

    Cyber New Member

    No ...JuicyFruit University International.

    What's really up with the international? They must assume that Touro University International was a good name. Just because many folks still prefer Touro does not mean Touro University International was a good name. Their next name in, 2 years time, will be changed, again, to Cypress University International, and then CUI University.

    TUI should change their President, and give that job to someone with a PhD. Afterall, do they not require a PhD to teach there? Why require all your professors to have doctoral degrees, while the school President only boast of a MBA? Or are these the sort of inconsistencies that should be expected from for-profit online schools?
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  11. StefanM

    StefanM New Member

    No kidding! As a side note: no one should attend TUIU for a marketing degree. If they can't figure out that these names are horrid, I question the level of marketing expertise.
  12. Cyber

    Cyber New Member

    Expertise is not required. All you need is have a PhD from something, and then, you can teach any course there. I had a professor who earned a PhD in Organizational Behavior teach me IT fundamentals. What did he do with the course? He turned it into a communication skills course. In the middle of the course I asked: Professor XYZ why are we teaching/learning communications skills in Foundations of Information Technology course? His reply: It's an IT management degree after all. It's all junk and a waste of time and money. Requiring all your teachers to hold PhD degrees, and then having them teach any course in the school; courses that some of them probably have never taken in their lives, and then have the school run by someone with MBA, only diminishes the quality of the school.

    So StefanM, no level of "expertise" is required. The only thing required is your money, got it?
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  13. StefanM

    StefanM New Member

    I would agree. IMO, the President of the University should hold a terminal degree.

    They could have a CEO/Chairman position for executive leadership.
  14. StefanM

    StefanM New Member

    YIKES. I would think this would be troublesome for WASC accreditation.
  15. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    Maybe they intend on giving each graduate a Maserati.
  16. emmzee

    emmzee New Member

    It's just a rumor at the moment, right? Hopefully the actual name will be better ...
  17. StevenKing

    StevenKing Member

    New TUI Logos

    Either a great hack job...or sigh...this is how I have to update my resume.
  18. dlcurious

    dlcurious Member

    Makes you wonder if they realize that they're actually driving away students with crap like this.
  19. Gabe F.

    Gabe F. Member

    This is worse than when Southern Christian University became Regions University (which was then sued by Regions Bank over the name) only to later become Amridge University. I absolutely abhor that name and now I can add Trident to the list. I can even envision the commercial of some dude doing homework and his wife asking "What are you doing, hun?" and he responds "I'm fighting cavities!"
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  20. okydd

    okydd New Member

    Trident, what does it really mean? The name has staying power but it be nice to understand why Trident.

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