Sunday, April 1, 2012

UMUC and What Could Become a Scandal

Headlines in the region last week highlighted the resignation of the president of UMUC, U of Maryland's online learning operation.  What I found interesting were the allegations that she shortened courses from 14 to 8 weeks and eliminated proctored final exams.  That kind of stuff sounds familiar, but it is hardly in the realm of academic integrity, but it is is in the realm of boosting enrollment (profit).