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ERIC Number: EJ964211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Faculty at for-Profits Allege Pressure to Keep Students Enrolled: Instructors Say They Have Been Encouraged to Dumb down Courses and Change Failing Grades
Field, Kelly
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v77 n2 p21-27 Oct 2011
Three times during the past decade, the Pittsburgh campus of Kaplan Career Institute was named "school of the year" by Kaplan Higher Education, a for-profit higher-education company with more than 70 campuses nationwide. The award recognized the college for its rapid growth and high graduation and job-placement rates. But some former faculty members say the honor came at a steep price: To keep those numbers high, administrators would pressure employees to falsify attendance records, raise grades, and manipulate job-placement numbers. If a professor refused to change a student's grade, the professor's supervisor would do it. In this article, the author reports on how some private universities are inflating their graduation and job-placement rates to obtain federal student aid.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania