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パシフィック・ウエスタン大学
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パシフィック・ウエスタン大学 (Pacific Western University) アメリカ合衆国カリフォルニア州サンディエゴに存在した非認定の通信制大学である。本校は1977年に創立され、学士、修士、博士学位を経営管理その他の分野において授与するとされていた。

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Pacific Western University (Hawaii)
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Pacific Western University (Hawaii) was the name of a university which was shut down following an action by the Hawaii state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) in 2006.[1]

PWU was not accredited by any accreditation body recognized by its country. [2] As such, its degrees and credits might not be acceptable to employers or other institutions, and use of PWU degree titles may be restricted or illegal in some jurisdictions. [3]

PWU (Hawaii) and PWU (California) were once owned and operated by the same party.[4] As of 2004 the Hawaiian branch was no longer associated with the California entity.[5] PWU (Hawaii) is also linked to American PacWest International University. [6] PWU (California) has since changed its name to California Miramar University, while PWU (Hawaii) was shut down by court order after losing a lawsuit filed by the state. [6]


[edit] References
^ Judgment in favor of the State was entered on May 9, 2006 Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
^ Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas
^ Diploma Mills and Accreditation
^ Bears' Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning 15th edition, John B. Bear, Ph.D. & Mariah P. Bear, M.A., Copyright 2003 by Ten Speed Press, ISBN 1-58008-431-1
^ Thacker, Paul (2006-12-15). "What's in a Name?". Inside Higher Ed. http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2006/12/15/calu. Retrieved on 2008-06-04.
^ a b State of Hawaii v. Pacific Western University (Hawaii) Inc., aka American PacWest International University, Complaint (Sec. 8), count VI, count VII.

California Miramar University
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California Miramar University (CMU) is an unaccredited proprietary institution of higher education located in San Diego, California. From 1977 to 2007 it was known as Pacific Western University of California (PWU). [1][2] Pacific Western University was also the name of a now defunct university in Hawaii (Pacific Western University (Hawaii)).

Contents [hide]
1 Accreditation status
2 History
2.1 Controversy
3 Notable alumni
4 See also
5 References
6 External links

Accreditation status
California Miramar University received state approval to operate[3] from the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education(BPPVE). State approval should not be confused with educational accreditation.[4] California Miramar University is not accredited[5][2] by any higher education accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (agencies that recognize the accepted higher education accreditors in the United States). As such, its degrees may not be acceptable to employers or other institutions. In some jurisdictions the use of degree titles from the university may be restricted or illegal. [1][6] Jurisdictions that have restricted or made illegal the use of credentials from unaccredited schools include Oregon [2][7], Florida, [8] Michigan[9], Maine[10], North Dakota[7]New Jersey[7], Washington[2][11], Nevada[2], Illinois[2], Indiana[2], Texas,[1] and Mexico.[12] Many other states are also considering restrictions on unaccredited degree use in order to help prevent fraud. [13]

California Miramar University is currently on the list of applicants to DETC.[14] DETC is recognized by Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education as an accreditor of institutions of higher education. DETC says of the applicant list, "It is impossible for the DETC to predict the outcome of any school's application for accreditation. The above list is printed to solicit comments from the public regarding applicant institutions."[14]

History
California Miramar University was established as Pacific Western University (California) in February 1977.[15] Pacific Western University operated in the Brentwood, California suburb of Los Angeles for its first twenty years, and then moved to Westwood, California where it remained until relocating to San Diego, California in January 2006. According to Inside Higher Education, the school changed its name to distance itself from past controversies. [16] The name change to California Miramar University happened in approximately March or April 2007.

PWU California and PWU Hawaii[17][1] were separate entities that had the same ownership.[2][16] PWU Hawaii was sued in 2005 by the State of Hawaii. [17] On 9 May 2006, the First Circuit Court of Hawaii entered a Default and Final Judgment against PWU Hawaii.[18] The judgment dissolved the university's corporate status and effectively forced it to cease operations. [18][19]

In 2006 a PWU California official told a journalist that PWU California had been under new ownership since 2004 and had no connection with PWU Hawaii.[16] The California Post-Secondary Education Commission lists CMU's date of establishment as 2005.[3]

Controversy
As Pacific Western University, i.e., prior to changing its name to California Miramar University, the institution was criticized on multiple occasions as a substandard educational institution or diploma mill.[20]

In May 2004 the US Government Accountability Office presented the results of an eight-month examination of diploma mills and other unaccredited schools and federal employees holding their degrees to the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs.[21] Pacific Western University in Los Angeles was one of the six schools on which the investigation focused.

Later that year, investigative reporters from television station KVOA of Tucson, Arizona described the Los Angeles campus of Pacific Western University: "We don't find students, classrooms or professors. Only a small office with two receptionists and a man who introduces himself as the dean."[22] KVOA noted that federal investigators had identified PWU as a diploma mill.[22][23] The station reported that Pima Community College in Tucson had reduced the salaries of two faculty members who previously had been paid at the Ph.D level based on their degrees from PWU.[22]

Internationally, Pacific Western University has a similar reputation. It was reported in the Irish Independent on 9 October 2005 that the Chief Science Advisor to the government of Ireland, Barry McSweeney, had been found to have advanced his career using a suspect degree obtained from Pacific Western University.[24][25] The newspaper report stated that McSweeney had obtained his Ph.D. in biotechnology and biochemistry from PWU in 1994 after just 12 months of study. It described PWU as having "no merit or standing in the academic world" and having been "the subject of numerous official investigations, state bans and media exposés" during its 28 years of operation.[24] McSweeney was forced to resign his position as a result.[26] In Australia, a lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland was banned from using the title of "Doctor" after it was discovered that his Ph.D. had been obtained from Pacific Western University.[27]

Notable alumni
The following are among the notable people who have received degrees from Pacific Western University (some may actually have attended the Hawaii PWU) or California Miramar University:

Susan Block - sexologist[28]
Marcus Einfeld, Australian judge, claimed a Ph.D. from Pacific Western University [29]
Earl Ofari Hutchinson - journalist, author, and broadcaster [30]
Bingu wa Mutharika, President of Malawi, received a Ph.D. in development economics from Pacific Western University in California[31]
David Reardon, biomedical ethicist known for his opposition to abortion who identifies himself as holding a Ph.D.,[32] has been reported to have obtained his Ph.D. in biomedical ethics from Pacific Western University [33][34]
Eddy Shell - Louisiana educator and Bossier Parish Police Jury member[35]
Dan Voiculescu - Romanian politician and founder of the Conservative Party (Romania).[36]

See also
Unaccredited institutions of higher learning

References
^ a b c d Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas
^ a b c d e f g h Office of Degree Authorization, Oregon
^ a b California Miramar University in Guide to California Colleges and Universities, California Post-Secondary Education Commission (accessed June 7, 2008)
^ State-Approved and Exempt College and University Information, California Post-Secondary Education Commission (accessed June 7, 2008)
^ Authoritative databases of accredited US institutions exist at the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA database)[1] and United States Department of Education (USDE accreditation database); neither lists PWU as of December 2006.
^ U.S. Department of Education, Diploma Mills and Accreditation
^ a b c State mulls online learning by the Associated Press, Billings Gazette, January 30, 2005
^ Section 817.567, Florida Statutes. The statute was declared unconstitutional in Strang v. Satz, 884 F. Supp. 504 (S.D. Fla. 1995).
^ Colleges and Universities not Accredited by CHEA, revised May 20, 2008, Michigan.gov website
^ Maine Higher Education - Non-Accredited Schools
^ Higher Education Coordinating Board
^ Aviso "Programas sin RVOE", Dirección General de Educación Superior Universitaria, July 2007 (In Spanish)
^ Is Oregon the only state that disallows use of unaccredited degrees? Oregon Office of Degree Authorization
^ a b DETC Applicants, Distance Education and Training Council
^ History, Pacific Western University website, archived May 17, 2007
^ a b c Thacker, Paul (2006-12-15). "What's in a Name?". Inside Higher Ed. http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2006/12/15/calu. Retrieved on 2007-07-04.
^ a b State of Hawaii v. Pacific Western University (Hawaii) Inc., aka American PacWest International University, Complaint (Sec. 8), count VI, count VII.
^ a b Pacific Western University (Hawaii) aka American PacWest International University
^ Pacific Western University (Hawaii) aka American PacWest International University
^ Information resources concerning unaccredited degree-granting institutions, by George Gollin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
^ Diploma Mills: Federal Employees Have Obtained Degrees from Diploma Mills and Other Unaccredited Schools, Some at Government Expense, United States General Accounting Office, Testimony before the Committee on Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, May 11, 2004
^ a b c Investigators: Degrees for Sale, KVOA News 4, Tucson, Arizona, November 16, 2004
^ Clarification, KVOA News 4, Tucson, Arizona, December 13, 2004
^ a b Donal Lynch, eircom net Degree of doubt for Bertie's boffin, The Irish Independent, 9 October 2005
^ Gov must respond to bogus PhD claim on science adviser, The Irish Labour Party press release, 9 October 2005
^ Scandal forces out Irish science head, The Scientist, 6(1):20051121-01, 21 November 2005
^ Accredited or Unaccredited?, by Martin Kiely, National Guild of Hypnotists
^ Phone Sex Therapy drsusanblock.com
^ The Einfeld Follies: a study in ego, The Sydney Morning Herald, August 21, 2006
^ Buffalo News (March 1, 1995) Author covering O.J. Trial to Speak. Local section, page B6.
^ Biography of Mutharika on Official Website of the Government of Malawi, accessed May 16, 2008
^ Biographical Sketch: David C. Reardon, Ph.D., Elliot Institute website (accessed June 7, 2008)
^ Chris Mooney, Research and Destroy, Washington Monthly, October 2004
^ Emily Bazelon, Is There a Post-Abortion Syndrome?, New York Times Magazine, January 21, 2007
^ Eddy Shell Obituary ShreveportTimes.com
^ Biography of Dan Voiculescu (in Romanian), website of Dan Voiculescu Foundation for Romania's Development, accessed November 20, 2008

External links
Official CMU website
CMU Alumni News website
Official PWU website (archived June 27, 2007)
PWU news website (archived August 11, 2007)
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