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ウィキペディア~アダム・スミス大学

アダム・スミス大学
出典: フリー百科事典『ウィキペディア(Wikipedia)』
アダム・スミス大学 (あだむすみすだいがく、Adam Smith University) は、アメリカ合衆国の通信教育機関。

概要
アメリカ合衆国にある通信教育機関であり、サイパンに本部を置いている。フランス政府・リベリア政府の認定を受けているとWEBサイトでは主張している。

関連項目
山田晃(日本事務局代表役員)

外部リンク
 Adam Smith University official site - 英語サイト
 Degrees of Suspicion: Psst. Wanna Buy a Ph.D.? - 2004年6月25日の"Chronicle of Higher Education"のスペシャルレポート、英語サイト
 「健康本の世界」からアダム・スミス大学の記事
 ミシガン州による、公式ディプロマ・ミルリスト

山田晃
出典: フリー百科事典『ウィキペディア(Wikipedia)』
山田 晃(やまだ あきら、1945年4月14日 - )は日本の経済評論家。月刊誌「産業と経済」を発行する株式会社産業と経済の取締役会長。日本出版協会理事。東京衡機社外取締役。米国アダム・スミス大学日本事務局代表役員。

経歴
長崎県出身。法政大学卒。1970年4月、大和証券投資信託販売に入社。1946年4月、田口証券(現SMBCフレンド証券)に入社。1972年5月、産業と経済取締役会長に就任。

活動・人脈 ・思想
株式投資関係の著書が多いが、絶版となっている。

中国語などの語学教室、アジア文化交流学院を経営する21世紀ワイズの実質的オーナーとして日中友好に努める。理事を務める日本出版協会は社会主義者の石原萠記が理事長。「産業と経済」編集長の石飛仁は中国人強制連行や花岡事件に取り組む左翼系ノンフィクション作家。

日本事務局代表役員を務めるアダム・スミス大学は学位商法を行うディプロマミルと指摘されている。東京・銀座の寿司割烹「五島列島」のオーナーである。

関連項目
日本出版協会
石原萠記
石飛仁
アダム・スミス大学

外部リンク
アジア文化交流学院
21世紀ワイズ
寿司割烹五島列島
"http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%B1%B1%E7%94%B0%E6%99%83" より作成
カテゴリ: 経済評論家 | 長崎県出身の人物 | 1945年生

Adam Smith University
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Adam Smith University is a controversial unaccredited private distance learning university founded in 1991 by Donald Grunewald, who is still its president.[1] Grunewald, a onetime president of Mercy College who was reported in 2004 to be a business professor at Iona College.[2] According to the university, the institution was founded on the principle of independence from state control, where it believes that control prevents it from furthering its mission.[1]

History
Currently, the institution claims to maintain a campus and offices at the ground floor of a Girls' Hostel in Monrovia, Liberia, under the direction of a former high school principal and with a Liberian board including two former Presidents of the University of Liberia. It rents these premises which, according to the university, have been converted into a suite of offices and classrooms where face-to-face instruction takes place.

According to the university, it has been accredited by the Liberian Ministry of Education since 1995, well before the most recent conflicts, and was accredited as a result of an act of the Liberian legislature.[1][3] Another controversial degree-granting institutions claiming Liberian approval is Saint Regis University.

However, in the United States this form of accreditation is not acceptable and the institution is not recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Also the institution is not on UNESCO's list of accredited schools throughout the world.[4] At one time, Adam Smith used accreditation by the unrecognized agency World Association of Universities and Colleges, and later Grunewald participated in founding another unrecognized accreditor, the International Association of University and Schools, but both of these affiliations were terminated before 2004.[2]

The university does not maintain a physical campus in the United States.[1] However, in 2004 the Chronicle of Higher Education reported that Grunewald had always run the university from his home in Connecticut,[2] and throughout its history it has used office address in a number of different United States states. The addresses moved as the states have successively tightened standards for degree-granting institutions that do not seek recognized accreditation.[2] These states have included Hawaii, Louisiana, Montana and South Dakota.[2] Adam Smith's current American mailing address is a private mail box in Garapan on Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. commonwealth.[1] The website of Training and Advanced Studies in Management and Communications, Ltd., an education business in India that claims affiliation with Adam Smith University, states that Adam Smith is now based in Saipan.[3] Adam Smith University has announced the establishment of a French unit called École Supérieure Universitaire Adam Smith, which offers academic degrees for work experience.[5]

Controversy and criticism
Adam Smith University was listed in the 1995 publication "College Degrees by Mail: 100 Good Schools" by distance education consumer writer Dr. John Bear. Since that time, however, Bear has turned sharply critical of the school. In a 2002 post to the distance learning discussion board degreeinfo.com, he made light of their one-time claim "that their 29,000 book library was at their South Dakota campus (which was a mail forwarding service)." [6]

Steve Levicoff referred to Adam Smith University as a degree mill, and he noted that it operated in Louisiana due to the lack of laws of degree granting.[7] Adam Smith University and Columbia State University have the same address, which is "likely a mail forwarding address".[8]

Other critics have described Adam Smith University as a "diploma mill". Alan Contreras from the Oregon State Office of Degree Authorization (ODA), an agency of that state's government, called Adam Smith "a diploma mill with a long and unattractive history" in an article[9] written in a personal capacity. However, in 2005, he updated Adam Smith's listing on the ODA website to remove the term "diploma mill." This change followed the settlement of a lawsuit filed against ODA by the unaccredited Kennedy-Western University. Oregon has made it illegal to use in any professional context a degree from an institution not having what it judges to be the equivalent of regional accreditation in the USA. Adam Smith has refused to seek such accreditation, and consequently its degrees may not be used in that state.

References
^ a b c d e History from Adam Smith University webpage
^ a b c d e Psst. Wanna Buy a Ph.D.? Chronicle for Higher Education by Thomas Bartlett and Scott Smallwood, June 25, 2004
^ a b Training and Advanced Studies in Management and Communications, Ltd. website (accessed August 23, 2007)
^ http://www.chea.org Council for Higher Education Accreditation
^ École Supérieure Universitaire Adam Smith (page on the Adam Smith University website; accessed August 23, 2007)
^ http://www.degreeinfo.com/static/forum_archive/4/4335/thread_4335_page_1.html#post35777
^ Steve Levicoff. Name It and Frame It?. (3rd edition) Institute on Religion and Law. 1993 (page 111) ASIN B0006F1PCQ
^ Steve Levicoff. Name It and Frame It?. (3rd edition) Institute on Religion and Law. 1993 (page 111 and 119) ASIN B0006F1PCQ
^ International Higher Education # 32:4

[edit] See also
List of unaccredited institutions of higher learning
List of unrecognized accreditation associations of higher learning

External links
Adam Smith University official site

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Smith_University"
Categories: Unaccredited institutions of higher learning | Distance education institutions | Educational institutions established in 1991
Hidden categories: Liberia articles missing geocoordinate data

ウエストポート大学(ウエストポートだいがく、Westport University)は、アメリカ・ユタ州にあると言われる非認定の大学。ディプロマミル。ニューポート大学(旧・ニューポート国際大学)の一部が分離されて1997年設立。

“International Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities(国際学校大学協会?)から認定を受けている”と称するが、この機関の所在地は大学のベルギー事務所と同一。


関連項目
認定校制度
ディプロマミル

外部リンク
Westport University(公式サイト 休止?)
オレゴン州による無認可校リスト (英語)
ミシガン州による無認可校リスト (英語)
健康本の世界
ニセ学位問題 (米政府職員に大量の該当者)
汚染される日本の大学 (日本の大学教員にも)
カテゴリ: アメリカ合衆国の大学
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