Suffield University

Suffield University

:"The subject of this article should not be confused with Sheffield University (formally the University of Sheffield)Suffield University (sometimes referred to as Suffield College and University) is an unaccredited internet school specializing in what it calls Life Experience Degrees, issued upon payment, with life experience assessment based on the word of the applicant. [ [ Suffield University] ] unaccredited|Suffield University

Offering degrees for a fixed fee based on life experience is generally considered to be indicative of the institution being a diploma mill, and Suffield has been identified as such. In 2003, "The New Republic" noted "the Florida fire department training commander caught last year with a degree in fire science from Suffield University, a mill 'accredited' by the bogus National Distance Learning Accreditation Council".cite news | url= | title=The Scourge of Fake Diplomas: Degree Burns | publisher=The New Republic | date=January 1, 2006 | first=Clay | last=Risen | accessdate = 2006-08-18] When discovered, the "graduates" of these degrees lost their jobs, promotions or pay raises.

The states of Oregon and Texas list Suffield University as "operating illegally in Connecticut." [ [ State of Oregon, Office of Degree Authorization] and [ State of Texas, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board] ]

ee also

* Accreditation mill
* List of unaccredited institutions of higher learning
* List of unrecognized accreditation associations of higher learning


External links

* [ Bogus Degrees: Firefighters Fight for Questionable Bonuses]
* [ Challenger's win in S. Milwaukee may prove as thin as a slip of paper]
* [ Board of Firefighting Personnel Standards and Education Minutes]

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