University of Philosophical Research

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by Neuhaus, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    We've talked about this school from time to time. But it seems that all good things must come to an end...

    I always thought their programs were interesting. And I'm glad that they appear to be shutting down rather than creating the indignity of operating under questionable accreditation (looking at you, University of Atlanta). Hopefully DEAC will continue to approve interesting programs for more niche markets like this.

    We don't really need any more unranked MBA programs.
  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    How did you manage to see them, Neuhaus? I suspect - at long last - Uof A may have closed. If you go to their website (and why would you?) you get the old "unauthorized" notice. The Wiki is now in the past tense - "U of A was this-or-that etc." I believe their ASIC accreditation, picked up in their post-DEAC days, came to an end quite a while ago and U of A may have soldiered on for a bit without ASIC - or any other accreditor - I'm not sure.

    No, we sure don't. Could somebody please tell Nexford U that? Oh, never mind. We all piled on and did that already.
  3. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    University of Atlanta died in January. The word is that ASIC stripped them of their accreditation sometime in late 2016, early 2017. Immediately after, they put up a message claiming to be seeking regional accreditation. By late January of 2019, UofA was dead.

    I guess ACI "accreditation" would've been the next step, but once you've reached that point you plan to operate as an outright diploma mill, so at least we can give them some credit for just getting the heck out of dodge and not making things any worse.
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  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    So endeth the story of the former mill, Barrington U., re-branded, sold and ultimately accredited by DEAC. Then the downfall. I guess ASIC stripped them of accreditation about the time I found media linking U. Atlanta to Axact - and other stories of Axact-linked schools on American soil. There are definitely some high-ranking Axacteans in the U.S. and I'm told the FBI is very interested in some of them. Among these, Umair Hameed received a 20-month sentence IIRC and was fined about $5,000,000. A couple of known "serial milliners" (as the late Uncle J. used to call them) who had high positions in U.S. schools that became linked to Axact (wisely) chose to run and lie low. The FBI will get to them.... I expect.
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  5. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

  6. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    I give University of Atlanta credit for taking haymaker after haymaker and still finding a way to stay on their feet for as long as they did. The wild part is that most if not all of the haymakers they took were thrown with their own hands.

    Terrible school. They won't be missed... or even remembered for that matter.
  7. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    DEAC will remember them, I expect. And I hope they learned something of value from the experience. And I will, because sometimes the people who run these schools get back into the game with another offering. If/when that happens, I always like to be ready.

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