Saturday, January 29, 2011

Euphemistically Speaking

FLG was listening to NPR last night and heard this story about a row at Medgar Evers College. This made FLG laugh out loud:
ROSE: College officials point out that none of the center's staff are on the faculty at Medgar Evers College. They've also raised questions about the credentials of co-founder Divine Pryor, who got his Ph.D. from an unaccredited distance learning company. But Divine Pryor defends his degree. He says it's college administrators who are being dishonest.

Dr. PRYOR: This is about an administration who does not support a progressive, a social and criminal justice agenda.

FLG did a bit more research and Mr. Pryor claims to hold two degrees from Suffield University according to this bio. A quick check of the website, and yep, it's a diploma mill.

A another quick Google search brought this humdinger of a quote:
Online Suffield University program coordinator Joel Silver said that "it is a great résumé enhancer; however, if you are looking to use this degree in order to teach in the public school district, this might not be right for you."

So, apparently, the guy is running some sort of political outfit under the auspices of the university that is staffed by former prisoners and he got his degrees from a diploma mill? FLG is shocked, shocked that administrators of a public university would have issues with this flim flam job.

1 comment:

arethusa said...

FLG is shocked, shocked that administrators of a public university would have issues with this flim flam job.

Might hit too close to home for some college administrators.

 
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