University of the Potomac ABD completion programs

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  1. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

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  2. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    It seems their approval is only one Doctorate program for Business.

    https://www.msche.org/institution/0142/

    APPROVED CREDENTIAL LEVELS
    The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

    • Postsecondary award (< 1 year)
    • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
    • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
    • Master's Degree or Equivalent
    • Doctor's Degree- Research/ScholarshipA
    • pproved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Doctor of Business Administration
     
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  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Well, that's interesting. Is the Middle States site out of date, or is Potomac jumping the gun?
     
  4. Dustin

    Dustin Active Member

    Is it normal for institutions to be asked to provide information and then need to revise and resubmit? They've got a lot of action going on in their accreditation record.

    I did see this (see p.7) : https://osse.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/osse/service_content/attachments/Jan.%2016%2C%202020%20Secretary%20Signed%20Minutes.pdf

    The DC government gave them authorization "to add Associate and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Geospatial Information Technology, Doctor of Computer Science, Doctor in Business Management, and Doctor of Education." Their one-year conditional approval expired January 15, 2021. I wonder if they got renewed.

    In the January 2020 meeting (see above) they got a one year conditional authorization.

    In the March 2020 meeting (https://osse.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/osse/service_content/attachments/20-03%2C%20March%205%2C%202020%20Secretary%20Signed%20Minutes.pdf) UOTP is not mentioned.

    In the May 2020 meeting (https://osse.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/osse/service_content/attachments/20-05%2C%20May%2014%2C%202020%20Secretary%20Signed%20Minutes.pdf) they got approval for "1. Doctor of Education 2. Doctor of Computer Science 3. Doctor of Business Administration 4. Master of Geospatial Information Technology 5. Bachelor in Geospatial Information Technology 6. Bachelor of Criminal Justice 7. Associate in Criminal Justice" for veterans-funding, and were noted as being on a reciprocity list with another state (Virginia, I assume, where they're actually headquartered.)

    In the July 2020 meeting (https://osse.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/osse/service_content/attachments/July%209%2C%202020%20%2820-09%29%20Public%20Meeting%20Notes.pdf) UOTP was mentioned, but just to talk about COVID mitigation plans, and that they've agreed to accept the students from Statford University on Teach-Out.

    In the September 2020 meeting (https://osse.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/osse/service_content/attachments/9.21.20%20Public%20Meeting%20Notes.pdf) they mention they're providing 100% online schooling because of COVID.
     
  5. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Not that non-profit/public universities and colleges are much better, but for-profit colleges should stay away. So many of them changing ownerships and closures. Look at Northcentral University and Trident at American InterContinental University (Touro University International, TUI University, Trident University International).
     
  6. Dustin

    Dustin Active Member

    I really like the look of NCU, but this board really dislikes it. I'm aiming for Old Dominion University (ODU) but there are only a few options for an online PhD in Public Policy: ODU, NCU, and Liberty.
     
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Of those, I cannot stress strongly enough how much I'd prefer ODU.
     
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  8. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

  9. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    I partially agree with you! Mark Zuckerberg might not start Facebook if he did not go to Harvard, even he dropped out. Bill Gates might not have started Microsoft Corporation if he did not attend Harvard.
     
  10. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    What role did Harvard play in their success? Neither have degrees from that school.
     
  11. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Considering how selective Harvard is, one might expect those admitted there to end up being successful (on average) even if they never even showed up for orientation.
     
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  12. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Active Member

    Rule of five impact. As Steve mentioned, the selectivity of schools like Harvard, surround you with a greater concentration and propensity for people who are well connected, ambitious, or exceptional. If your’re around five influential individuals who are chasing dreams of start ups, and more importingly - executing, you’re drastically inclined to consider or be supported with pursuing similar actions. It’s why break through, start ups, etc, all tend to occur in clusters, success and ambition is a breeding ground.
     
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  13. Dustin

    Dustin Active Member

    They met the people they started their billionaire businesses with on those campuses. Google's PageRank algorithm had its genesis in Larry Page's Stanford PhD thesis. Facebook was originally about meeting and learning about other Harvard students. The role those schools played in their founders later success is undeniable.
     
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  14. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    My viewpoint was brought up by Dustin. I could be something like Mark Zuckerberg as I started a social media site in 1999. But I joined the Marine Corps, and my life was in a different direction. If I went to a good college with a good connection would have a major impact on social media. Instead of completing my Computer Science degree at Troy University Online; where I started coding in a World War I barracks at MCB Camp Pendleton.
     
  15. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    All good reasoning. I was looking at things from a different perspective.
     

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