Tag Archives: academic fraud

UNC’s systemic fraud was a “typo.” Shameless!

UNC’s systemic fraud was a “typo.” Shameless!

The academic fraud at UNC was intergenerational: it went on long enough that a participant in the early days of the fraud could see his child grow up, come to this university, and also participate in the fraud. In one exchange, regarding a basketball player, Crowder asked Boxill if a “D will do.” “I’m only […] … learn more→

Trump U opens up $20 Trillion lawsuit for Higher Ed

Trump U opens up $20 Trillion lawsuit for Higher Ed

I’ve written about Trump University before, and it appears I was wrong, at least a little. I thought the amounts involved were only a few million (and thus nothing compared to the hundreds of millions in Clinton’s Laureate school), but the amounts were pretty significant, even if pale next to other scandals by professional politicians. […] … learn more→

Fake visa school closed down (Sort of)

Fake visa school closed down (Sort of)

I focus on the huge academic/education fraud in higher education because this is the most important: we have 20 million college students, and the data is very strong that more than half of them are being ripped off. Most other frauds I discuss are tangential to this. The big sportsball frauds, for example, are pretty […] … learn more→

Administrator undermining education aka doing his job

Administrator undermining education aka doing his job

Me, at graduation: “Hey, did you pass that graduating student?” Faculty: “Nope.” Me: “Weird. I know she failed my class. You and I are the only ones teaching the course she needs to pass. How did she do it?” Faculty: “I don’t ask questions.” —I was at a small school, which meant I knew most […] … learn more→

The pay to play scam is just a small part of the fraud, Part 2

So, I’m looking at yet another scandal in higher education, a rather piffling one, really: administration got caught taking a second bribe to let a student on campus. The scandals surrounding the scandal are interesting as well, such as the hiring of an unqualified paid booster into an administrative position. It doesn’t matter if the […] … learn more→

Pay to play scandal just part of Higher Ed fraud

It really is amazing how ridiculously corrupt higher education is; any story that tries to focus on one scandal can’t help but running into two others. A recent article by Jon Cassidy at Watchdog.org really drives home the point as it merely tries to cover one aspect of the fraud…but I’ll try to point out […] … learn more→

Fighting academic fraud

A colleague of mine once asked me a rhetorical question. “What kind of magic does it take for college athletes, especially those from very disadvantaged educational backgrounds, to remain eligible when they must spend most of their waking hours training for or playing sports?” “The magic,” he suggested, “is academic fraud.” In his view, which […] … learn more→