Purdue faculty oppose Kaplan deal

Hundreds of Purdue faculty members have signed a petition opposing the Kaplan acquisition.

Posted: Nov. 6, 2017 10:37 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Hundreds of Purdue faculty members have signed a petition opposing the Kaplan acquisition.
Purdue announced plans for the online college in April, after acquiring Kaplan University.

As News 18 has been reporting, the university has moved forward with plans for NewU, as they're calling it.
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education granted approvals in August to launch NewU.

The final decision will come from the Higher Learning Commission.
More than 300 Purdue faculty members have signed a petition, asking the commission to reject the Kaplan deal.

"Most of the initiative has been taken by the Senate up until now, but we wanted to broaden that to a larger segment of the population," said Purdue faculty member David Sanders. "We had over 300 signatures, which for any petition at Purdue University is a substantial number"

Sanders said the petition was sent to the Higher Learning Commission at the end of October.

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