University of Atlanta (Barrington Univ) now DETC accredited

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University of Atlanta (Barrington Univ) now DETC accredited

Postby jek2839 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:54 pm

This is just for DD informational purposes only.

University of Atlanta is now displaying the DETC Approval stamp.

http://www.uofa.edu/accreditation.asp?sec=accreditation

The University of Atlanta is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), which is approved and classified by the United States Department of Education as a nationally recognized Accrediting agency. As such, all curriculum, faculty, administrators, academic standards and administrative procedures and policies are frequently reviewed to ensure that the University maintains consistent standards of Excellence.
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Postby Rich Douglas » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:00 pm

Wow. :roll:
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Forthcoming Programs

Postby jek2839 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:06 pm

Forthcoming Programs

http://www.uofa.edu/forthComingPrograms ... eePrograms

QUOTE:

Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA).

Master of Science in Educational Leadership (M.S.).

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D).

Juris Doctorate in Law (J.D)
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Forthcoming Programs

Postby jek2839 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:06 pm

Forthcoming Programs

http://www.uofa.edu/forthComingPrograms ... eePrograms

QUOTE:

Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA).

Master of Science in Educational Leadership (M.S.).

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D).

Juris Doctorate in Law (J.D)
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Postby jek2839 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:07 pm

Sorry for the Duplicate Post.
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Postby Hungry Ghost » Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:55 am

Rich Douglas wrote:Wow. :roll:


Make that two Wows and add an Eeek!

This doesn't really raise my confidence in DETC.
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Some URLs for you to look over...

Postby g-gollin » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:01 am

Maybe it's not so simple.

Note the "Spanish University of America" reference... http://www.secinfo.com/dsVsf.52ev.htm:
Ascendia Brands/Inc · 8-K/A · For 12/8/99

...Barrington University, Inc. (a Florida Corporation) Authorized 7,500 shares - $1.00 par value - no longer in operation
Barrington University, Inc. (an Alabama Corporation) Authorized 7,500 shares - $1.00 par value, issued and outstanding 100 shares
Barrington University, Inc. (an Iowa Corporation) Authorized 7,500 shares - $1.00 par value - no longer in operation
Spanish University of America, Inc. (a Florida Corporation) Authorized 7,500 shares - $1.00 par value, issued and outstanding 100 shares
International Educational Group, L.L.C. (a New York Limited Liability Company)
International Educational Group, Inc. (a New York Corporation) Authorized 200 shares without par value - no longer in operation...


Sale of Barrington University 9/30/04... http://www.secinfo.com/d13eFe.1xf.d.htm:

THIS AGREEMENT is made this 30 day of September, 2004, by and between CENUCO, INC., a Delaware Corporation and Barrington University, Inc., an Alabama Corporation (collectively "Seller") and Rarefied, LLC, a Georgia limited liability company ("Buyer")...

Seller is the owner of a distance educational institution known as Barrington University offering classes over the Internet whose principal office
is currently located in Mobile, Alabama...

PURCHASE PRICE. The basic consideration to be paid by the Buyer to Seller for the purchase of the assets of the business shall be One Million ($1,000,000) Dollars...

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have duly executed this Agreement as of the date and year first above written. SELLER: CENUCO, INC. STEVEN BETTINGER, President
BUYER: RAREFIED, LLC. AKBER MITHANI, President...


An important matter: how separate are the current owners from the former owners? If there's no current connection, then the earlier claims of accreditation from accreditation mills do not stem from decisions made by the current owners.
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Postby Rich Douglas » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:34 am

Something I wrote someone recently:

DETC has been on a real run lately, accrediting schools that were, for many years, simply unaccreditable. In CCU's case, one can imagine them getting their act together enough to warrant it. But so many others? Have they all really undertaken these amazing transformations? I suspect not. The bar, I think, has been lowered.

It wasn't too long ago that there were schools very serious about remaining unaccredited--the business model clearly supported selling substandard degree programs (especially doctorates) at a steep discount to their customers. But look at how many of them have become accredited! Jeez, it doesn't make sense to remain out in the cold. Southwest, ACIS, AJU, CSU, CCU and just about anyone else. And the final game-maker, the requirement to drop one's doctoral programs in order to apply for DETC accreditation, seems to have been eliminated. Selling unaccredited doctorates is a big business, one that operations like CCU chose to remain in for a long time. I have to think DETC accreditation just became so much easier to obtain that it was finally worth it. But now, there's no choice to make at all. Open the mailbox, call yourself what you want, do want you want, and Mike Lambert will say it's okay. Echhh.

So, what to do? The press seems to be cooling off from its latest diploma mill cycle. Plus, this is a much more nuanced thing--a lax accreditor. It will be hard to get anyone's attention in the press. Government, too. I doubt anyone at Education will listen--DETC has been a contributor for a long time. The regionals? Their parent association, CHEA, recognizes DETC. Perhaps they'll finally step in.

The Chronicle? A crummy DETC accrediting doctorate mills must certainly threaten the integrity of the higher education profession. (Although they've done a good job simply shutting their eyes, it may not be able to continue. After all, they've been able to ignore potential instructors with DETC-accredited master's degrees. Admitting undergraduates with some NA credits was never a big deal--kinda like a scholarship or tuition discount--and admitting NA bachelor's holders into grad school must be a rare issue. But if DETC is opening the floodgates for doctoral degrees to be issued left and right, RA schools might face quite a few people wondering why their DETC-accredited doctoral degrees aren't getting them much traction in getting hired by RA schools. It might not be enough to put up an "RA or No Way" sign at the campus HR office.

Century University must be preparing their self-study while we speak. Oy.


Just an opinion.
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Postby uncle janko » Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:42 pm

A great and timely tocsin, Rich. Thank you.
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