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drannmaria
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« on: May 05, 2011, 9:27:29 pm »

Is anyone familiar with University of the People? A tuition-free university sounds like a great idea. I do volunteer a few hours a week with local schools and I thought I could donate some time to this organization.

However, I could not find their faculty listed anywhere on their site and that threw me a little bit. I looked at the course descriptions for my field (statistics) and they were adequate. Nothing new but nothing wrong, either.

Obviously, searching the forum brought up a ton of irrelevant hits with the words "university" and "people", so if there has been a prior discussion someone could direct me to, it would be appreciated.
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uopeople123
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 11:06:27 am »

Hello Drannmaria,

I work with the University. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at communications@uopeople.org

You may find our deans and academic leadership here: http://www.uopeople.org/groups/leadership
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larryc
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011, 4:41:56 pm »

It looks like the university is editing its own Wikipedia page, which sets of a few alarm bells for me. And I see that it is not accredited: "The University is in the process of preparing the necessary materials to apply for accreditation from an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education."
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I can be happy anywhere I have a little money and the cops aren't after me--I'm still searching for this place.
oldfullprof
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 5:33:30 pm »

This sounds like The University without Walls (Los Angeles).  My boss in a counseling agency pretended to have a "PhD" from there.  We all snickered when he left the room.  He was a Soko Gokai Buddhist and probably chanted for it.
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012, 3:28:20 am »

This sounds like The University without Walls (Los Angeles).  My boss in a counseling agency pretended to have a "PhD" from there.  We all snickered when he left the room.  He was a Soko Gokai Buddhist and probably chanted for it.
Found this forum.  Has anyone got any new information about this university?
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zharkov
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2012, 7:19:23 am »


Found this forum.  Has anyone got any new information about this university?

Still not accredited. 


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Adapting Zharkov a bit to this situation, ignorance and confusion can explain a lot.
resistk
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2012, 11:46:23 am »

I sent a query - you get back a vague answer.
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chicago_48
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 2:15:29 pm »

I sent a query - you get back a vague answer.
They have a forum at linkedin.com.  The guy who's in charge just got $500,000 from Gates Fdn....but they still haven't answered my questions.  But I'm in the forum.
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yellowtractor
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2012, 1:20:57 pm »

It is very important to be in the forum, but it is more important that the forum be accredited.
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