Skip to comments.A College Loses Accreditation [Ergun Caner / Brewton-Parker College]
Posted on 06/20/2014 10:19:01 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
Link only to a news story at Inside Higher Ed: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/06/20/southern-accreditor-drops-one-college-puts-four-probation#sthash.fzTxelHk.dpbs
“Link only” usually means there is a link: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/06/20/southern-accreditor-drops-one-college-puts-four-probation#sthash.fzTxelHk.dpbs
I’m sad for the students at the college. They will need to change schools and possibly have to re-do all of their courses.
Interesting that this is happening in the South where populations are growing as opposed to the Northeast where populations are shrinking, especially youth populations. I did see an article recently about a school on Long Island in New York. I dont see these problems as about academics, but more about financial management. Small colleges are being squeezed out by large schools that can offer more and promote much more widely.
I think it goes beyond that, at least at this college:
Hear with amazement his testimony of conversion when he says he came into a Baptist church in full Islamic garb, carrying a Koran; listen carefully to his Arabic, as he recounts what Islamic hecklers were shouting at him during his various debates. Then read Brewton-Parker Universitys press release. Interesting that it doesnt contain any of those claims. Look at public school yearbook photos of Caner as a student. He appears a normal American kid of the 1970s and 1980s. Ask a real Arabic speaker to make heads-or-tails out of Caners quotes. Ask for proof of Caner engaging in a real debate with a Muslim. Then ask yourself whats the truth?...
....The question is whether our Baptist institutions operate with any integrity. Can one lie his way into the presidency of a Baptist college? Certainly we can expect that a man who treated his autobiography as a work of fiction is particularly good at ingratiating himself with the right movers and shakers. Already, inexplicably, Caner was invited to be on the platform for the inauguration of Richard Land as president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Matthews, N.C. The question now is whether we will love the truth or love what we want to hear.
-- from the thread Ergun Caner and the integrity of Baptist institutions
SC State was placed on probation? I have a hard time remembering when they weren’t.
Corinthian’s Cloudy Future
June 20, 2014
By Paul Fain
There is no precedent for the shuttering of a for-profit chain that enrolls 72,000 students across 107 campuses. But it is possible — or maybe even likely — that Corinthian Colleges will go bankrupt in coming weeks.
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With headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif., Corinthian operates three chains of campuses Heald College, WyoTech and Everest College and University. It is publicly traded. And with annual revenue of $1.6 billion, it is one of the largest for-profit higher ed providers.
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Similar concerns have arisen in recent weeks amid the continuing conflict over the future of City College of San Francisco, which enrolls 77,000 students.
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However, Corinthians current students also might not have to pay off their federal loans if the for-profit closes. The department typically discharges that debt. It also releases debt if a college goes bankrupt, but only if students can prove resulting hardship.
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Federal regulators have been coping with another large institutions existential crisis this month. The department has been involved in the ongoing debate over whether City College of San Francisco should lose its accreditation.
However, the feds have said that the accreditor of City College can grant a two-year extension in that case. Advocates of for-profits are likely to cry foul if Corinthian goes under and City College doesnt, arguing that the department bent over backward to help the community college.
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WOW, the closure of these two schools would affect 145,000 students. It appears, in the first case to be about finances, and the second case to be more about academics. The article touches on so many issues around these two schools and their students are facing.
If a school goes bankrupt, student loans are discharged.
The govt. forcing a for profit school out of business while possibly keeping a failing govt. run school in business.
Why has this not gotten front page coverage in every newspaper in America.
I mentioned in a previous post that it seemed only small schools were going out of business. Clearly here, we have the opposite.