Kingston College (British Columbia)


Kingston College (British Columbia)

Kingston College, was an educational institution in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada that was ordered closed in October 2006. [ [http://www.cufa.bc.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=118&Itemd=44 CUFA/BC - Lansbridge University Told to Close Over Violations - February 9, 2007 ] ] [ [http://www.cufa.bc.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=69&Itemid=45 CUFA/BC - College Faces Probe After Complaint Over Degrees - October 4, 2006 ] ] . Before its closure by provincial authorities, it had been a private, for-profit college operating in the Vancouver area.Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia, [http://www.bcdegrees.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=25 Who is operating illegally in BC?] , updated 28 March 2007, accessed October 17, 2007]

Kingston College offered degrees from the American University in London, which is an unaccredited university. The Private Post-Secondary Education Commission of British Columbia (PPSEC) made several attempts to get Kingston to cease this practice before the PPSEC was disbanded in 2004 and replaced with Private Career Training Agency of British Columbia (PCTIA). [ [http://www.dcfa.net/pdf/facmat/nov06.pdf Kingston College] by Jon Paul Henry, "Faculty Matters", Numbers 1&2, November 2006, pages 10-11, Douglas College.] Under PCTIA directives, any out of country institution offering degree programs in Canada should be accredited.

Though Kingston was advised by PPSEC in 2000, 2001, and 2004, they continued to have articulation with this University after successfully appealed with PPSEC for reinstatement.Fact|date=October 2007

Students are suing the college over advertising claims. [ [http://www.cufa.bc.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19&Itemid=44 CUFA/BC - Secret Ingredient for a Successful Economy - September 12, 2005 ] ]

According to PCTIA Feb and April 2007 Board minutes, the College has submitted an appeal [http://www.pctia.bc.ca/documents/PCTIA%20Board%20Minutes%20Apr%202007.pdf] [http://www.pctia.bc.ca/documents/PCTIA%20Public%20Board%20Minutes%20Feb%202007.pdf]

References

ee also

*Lansbridge University

External links

* [http://www.cufa.bc.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=9&id=29&Itemid=44 Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia (CUFA/BC) articles on Kingston College and Lansbridge University]
* [http://www.pctia.bc.ca/ Private Career Training Agency of BC]


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