Inadequate Miami Dade College Warned It Could Lose Accreditation

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Obama: "Hey. Guys. Not cool."
The largest U.S. public college has been put on notice: If you want to have 150,000 students, you need to hire some people to teach them.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools issued the warning to Miami Dade College late last month, according to the Sun-Sentinel, and will revisit the school's status in December. The warning (less serious than the alternatives, probation or expulsion from the association) comes less than two years after the number of students registered at Miami Dade expanded from an already unbelievable 93,891 to 146,060 between the 2008 and 2009 school years.

The Sentinel also points out that the state's community colleges are up against more than $100 million in budget cuts, but that the warning implied the school was not up to snuff:
"The school is still fully accredited, but this is the first sign that something's wrong," said Belle Wheelan, a top official with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, which issued the warning late last month.

Officials from the association, the main accrediting body for schools in the region, have no official guidelines on how many full-time faculty a school should have, only that it must be adequate for the school's mission. In the fall 2010, Miami Dade College had 658 full-time and 3,129 part-time faculty members.
President Barack Obama gave the college's spring commencement address two months ago, right after he issued the order to kill Osama bin Laden. It's unclear whether the president was aware that Miami Dade College accepts students who buy fake transcripts from diploma mills, but if the school loses accreditation, students don't get any of that juicy federal financial aid either way.

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High School Diploma
High School Diploma

Right now there are so many cases of fraud schools and colleges. So, you have to take care before admission of your child. The information is quite interesting and keep posting always.

Sfrds09
Sfrds09

I wouldn't hire Padron to mow my lawn. He'd never have gotten where he is today in anyplace else but Miami.

Kayakvictoria
Kayakvictoria like.author.displayName 1 Like

Lots of corruption in the hiring processes, they don't hire people base on skills and credential, but friends of the friends got a good position instead. This is the result of those practices.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

welcome to the banana republic

nepotism that how you get a job in miami  just ask the city workers

"a college degree does not guarantee a job"

Nepotism in the workplace

Under Florida law, public officials are banned from "appointing, promoting, employing, advancing or advocating for appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement in or to a position in the agency in which he serves or over which he exercises jurisdiction or control any individual who is a relative." For example, if a municipal chairperson recommends or appoints his daughter for a clerical position in his office, then he is running afoul of Florida nepotism law

Under Florida law, the legal definition of what constitutes a relative for the purposes of nepotism in public employment is clearly defined. In fact, the law provides a laundry list of familial labels that constitute nepotism. These labels are "father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother or half sister.

Kayakvictoria
Kayakvictoria

Bourocracy is damaging is college tremendously. 

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