Today, Sept 29, 2009 over 1,000 students will go to the USA Capitol to voice their concern for the effect that potential changes to defining and funding accredited courses at for-profit colleges. Leading them will be Arthur Keiser, Chancellor of private for-profit Keiser University. He is also the elected head of the association of for-profit colleges in the USA. This was prompted by a commission spearheaded by Democratic Senator of Iowa, Tom Harkin. Mr. Harken was presented with a documentary film that showed what many would consider high pressured recruiting. I will not argue that this high pressured recruiting does not take place in some college recruiting but I do object to people being given the impression that this is the only form of recruiting that takes place in for-profit institutions and that non-profit or traditional colleges do not use any pressure tactics in recruiting.
Just take a look at what recruiters do to get star athletes.
I am interested in the opinions of my fellow members here in Classroom 2.0.
Love & Peace, Deborah