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Purdue Global terminates its employee's confidentiality agreement

Purdue Global has repealed its faculty confidentiality agreement.

Posted: Sep. 7, 2018 10:39 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) —  Purdue Global has repealed its faculty confidentiality agreement.

The non-profit online program has removed it after criticism from a national group of professsors.

The document forbade employees from giving out trade secrets and some were concerned it could also prevent them from criticizing their employer.

Senior Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning Frank Dooley put out a statement regarding the initiative.

"Everyone from the University Senate leadership to the West Lafayette administrative team to our colleagues at Purdue Global are united in the feeling that the document is unnecessary and should be discontinued in the interest of aligning with Purdue's policies and culture," said Frank Dooley.

According to Chancellor Betty Vandenbosch, the document was a hold-over from a Kaplan University policy.

Kaplan was purchased by Purdue last year to become Purdue Global.

Vandenbosch says the school was already re-evaluating the agreement before it caught the attention of the American Association of University Professors.

She says it was ultimately dropped as part of their efforts to align Purdue Global with Purdue University's values.

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