Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SACS: UNC Out of Compliance in Fraud Case

Not good.

Good on Carolina for keeping the alums up on this stuff...but...that's the only good thing here.

The thing people who aren't following this don't seem to understand is that it is not primarily an athletic scandal. It's way worse. It's an academic scandal.

What Carolina can't say in its defense, unfortunately, is that the new wave of politicized departments and programs ("x studies"-type programs) are widely known to...not be at the top of the heap with respect to academic standards. But no one can really say this, because that is way, way politically incorrect. Needless to say, the actions of the department in question at Carolina were way over the top. This should never have been allowed to happen. But the university largely depends on the professionalism of the departments; policing departments to make sure they are not simply distributing 'A's to people who don't even come to class is normally not necessary. And it becomes politically delicate in some cases.


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