300 Purdue Faculty Sign Petition Against Kaplan Deal

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — More than 300 Purdue University faculty members have signed a petition opposing the school’s planned acquisition of for-profit Kaplan University.

Purdue biology professor David Sanders sent the petition with 319 signatures this week to the Higher Learning Commission, which accredits colleges and universities in 19 states, including Indiana.

Sanders tells the Journal & Courier the chief concerns remain the lack of faculty involvement in the process and how Purdue’s name and educational brand will be attached to Kaplan University’s online product.

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