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Purdue believes it's close to resolving transparency issue with Purdue University Global

A Purdue committee believes it is close to resolving a transparency issue with Purdue University Global. Many Purdue faculty members have expressed concern over academic freedom in the online school's predecessor, Kaplan University.

Posted: Nov 19, 2018 10:01 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Purdue committee believes it is close to resolving a transparency issue with Purdue University Global.
Many Purdue faculty members have expressed concern over academic freedom in the online school's predecessor, Kaplan University.

Back in September Purdue Global stopped making faculty members sign a nondisclosure agreement before they started teaching, after the American Association of University Professors issued a complaint.

But professors on the main campus wanted clearer language about academic freedom, and not just a change in policy.

Now the chairman of the committee overseeing the school's transition said that language is almost finalized.

"We're not used to seeing rules like that that mandate that we do that so there were questions really about does this need to be written down this way are you stifling faculty's ability to speak and the answer is no we're not stifling anyone's ability to speak," said Steve Beaudoin.

The two committees have plans to meet before the end of the year to implement the changes.

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