US: California online degree rattles academicsSan Francisco Chronicle.
"We want to do a highly selective, fully online, credit-bearing programme on a large scale - and that has not been done," said Berkeley law school Dean Christopher Edley, who is leading the effort. But a number of skeptical faculty members and graduate student instructors fear that a cyber University of California would deflate the university's five-star education into a fast-food equivalent, cheapening the brand. Similar complaints at the University of Illinois helped bring down that school's ambitious Global Campus programme after just two years.
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