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Some Purdue Senate members hope HLC votes no to Kaplan deal

Some faculty members at Purdue University are hoping to persuade the Higher Learning Commission to vote no to the Kaplan Deal.

Posted: Feb. 19, 2018 10:31 PM
Updated: Feb. 19, 2018 11:43 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Some faculty members at Purdue University are hoping to persuade the Higher Learning Commission to vote no to the Kaplan Deal. This comes after some say the administration excluded them in major decisions surrounding the deal now known as Purdue Global.

The Higher Learning Commission is expected to vote Thursday morning in Chicago.

Some Purdue University Senate members are going to try and convince the commission to vote no. Senate Vice Chair Alberto Rodriguez said they're planning on bringing a petition with 1,596 names on it.

They'll also bring a letter from two senators cautioning President Mitch Daniels about the deal.

Senate members will also show the commission the resolutions Michigan State University and Nebraska University passed opposing it.

"We're hoping that the commission will do the right thing and just send the whole thing back and allow the faculty to then provide input," said Rodriguez. "That's what they should have done from the get-go. If they would have done that from day one, they wouldn't have had us for the last nine months fighting against this deal."

Once the commission votes Thursday, Purdue won't know the outcome of the vote for two to three weeks.

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