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ERIC Number: EJ1061685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: EISSN-1555-4589
Winning Is Everything: The Intersection of Academics and Athletics at Prestige University
Clayton, Ashley B.; Grantham, Ashley; McGurrin, Daniel P.; Paparella, Paul; Pellegrino, Lauren N.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v18 n2 p144-156 Jun 2015
For years, football and basketball players at Prestige University were earning college credit for classes that never existed. The students were enrolled in fake courses, known as "ghost classes," with no formal instruction or required meeting times and requiring only a single term paper. Faculty, staff, and administrators were complicit in quietly providing student athletes in revenue-generating sports academic credit for coursework they did not complete. However, the scandal became nationwide news, forcing Prestige to reconsider its key values and mission and placing the integrity of the university's academic and athletics programs in jeopardy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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