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Grand Canyon University

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Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Closeminded

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She cares more about Friendliness than the average student.
Date: Jul 10 2010
Major: Business - Management and Administration (This Major's Salary over time)
If you are considering, please consider again. I started teaching for this University almost 6 years ago. In that period of time the quality of education, the regard for the faculty members, and the perspective of a Christian-based institution have all gone downhill.

First, one can not and is not and has not been a Christian based institution when they are a public company. Decisions are made based upon stakeholders and stockholders not on Christian principles, end issue.

Second, this institution is more interested in revenue than it is in education. Yes they are in education but they are not educators, they could be selling widgets, toothbrushes, or garden hoses, it really would make any difference to them, every student is just a product that fills the seat that generates revenue.

Third, in terms of faculty this institution has little or no respect for what faculty have gone through in order to be successful on online teaching. They will take anybody who has a degree and who follows their paint by number courses. When I say paint my number courses, they have their rubrics, they have the course curriculum, they have their guidelines that one must follow and about all faculty is worth in the classroom is to grade papers. Do anything outside of their measurements and you no longer teach. Say anything at a meeting and you no longer get assigned classes. The fact of the matter is online education has gotten worse over time not better at Grand Canyon University, if you look at their management, from the University of Phoenix, they have the same business model and that is to grow the student count at all costs. To build shareholder and stakeholder equity and do so on the backs of students who can get student loans. Student advisors are not advisors, their advocates for the students that the faculty cannot step in line and march to the orders of advisors, faculty specialist intervene and tell them to get back in line painting my number in the course. They tell factually exactly what to do, how to do it, when do it, how many times to do it, and if they're not doing it right, some inexperienced, low-paid, faculty specialist tells faculty exactly how to do it.

The fact of the matter is many faculty make their living doing this and it's simply much easier to put their ethics in the trashcan graded paper, give a student an A and be done with it. Defending a faculty member's position takes more time than teaching the class.

Clearly, there will be some students who have had a wonderful experience here at them I congratulate their efforts and their success. As a faculty member, and as a student with multiple degrees in multiple domains I would not send my dog to this institution.

Please keep in mind that this is based on my personal experience however, having been online faculty member with multiple universities for over 15 years my opinion does carry some weight.

Lastly, I have said in meetings and heard faculty members berated, disrespected, and if one sits and listens to a meeting very few say anything because doing so is the kiss of death and you can forget about teaching there again.

So the bottom line is this, you're looking for Christian-based, faith-based institution be sure to look deeply at this institution.

If you're looking for institution that cares about the students, see what happens when you don't have financial aid and how quickly they cut you off, take the classroom and then expect faculty to solve the problem simply because you could not pay your tuition, your education DOES NOT SEEM important to them, only the payment for that education.

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We lost thousands to these money grubbing frauds! They still want more. Disgraceful.
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We lost thousands to these money grubbing frauds! They still want more. Disgraceful.
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