University of the People

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  1. Kizmet

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    They're really moving and shaking. I'm really happy for them.
     
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    I'm glad they're offering something that's not as common. Too bad they don't accept transfer credits.
     
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    I love the concept, I just wish they'd change the name to something that doesn't sound like a school in North Korea.
     
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    University of the Glorious Leader?
     
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    University of the (Poor) People
     
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    University of the People isn't far behind!!
     
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    I thought it was already determined that University of the People sounds like it belongs in the People's Republic of China, especially since Renmin University of China stands for People's University of China.
     
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    North Korea is the last bastion of hard-core Communism, that seems more appropriate.
     
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    Oh, how gauche :-(
     
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    I wonder if University of The People has ever considered test-out options in lieu of transfer credit? Could it be a good way to generate some more money while bringing in new students who wouldn't have considered it due to the no transfer credit situation?
     
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    Funny/sad but true. The North Korean references now make sense.
     
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    They did all along. So did the Chinese references. I've always thought a school named "University of The People" might do well if located in the "Great Hall of the People" at the edge of Tiananmen Square:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Hall_of_the_People#/media/File:China_Senate_House.jpg

    That said, the only thing I'm not crazy about is the name. Amazing accomplishment by Shai Reshef and his team. DEAC-accredited two years from startup - the absolute minimum time required. Few indeed could do this. Some remarkable object lessons in this build, for would-be school operators.

    J.
     
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    Well, it was founded in 2009 and accredited in 2014, but that's still laudable. I actually think the name is fine -- the only place it would potentially have negative connotations is the U.S., as a remnant of the Red Scare, and as has been noted, that's probably not their target market.
     
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    Actually, and to their credit, it's accurate. From the UPeople Mission Statement:

    "Our Goals

    To provide the opportunity for higher education to students from diverse backgrounds through:
    •Utilizing the internet to provide distance education
    •Offering programs at minimal costs
    •Providing a wide range of financial assistance options
    •Promoting the University’s programs in underserved regions of the world"

    They were established expressly for the purpose of educating people too poor to attend other, more expensive, schools.
     
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    "underserved regions of the world" at first glance 3rd world could have replaced that phase but then it would have been incorrect because of the underserved regions in the biggest 1st world country.
     
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    University of The People's good publicity has become an embarrassment of praise, but in the most positive of ways.

    It should be noted that 20% of its MBA applicants come for the United States. I'm really interested to see how its first year with the MBA program turns out, and what types of post-graduation outcomes American students are getting.
     
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    And that's putting in faith that the average American (especially those of the typical "earl"y college age) even makes a connection with that. I honestly don't have as much faith.

    The name is not the best, but it could be worse. It could be New Charter or Goucher (((shudders)))
     

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