Friday, October 26, 2012

HU Leadership. Still stupid.

Once again HU's leadership is so out of touch with reality that they actually decided to do this:
"Hussian School of Art and Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Offer 4 New Degree Programs in Philadelphia." (Read the press release)

Yep, HU has decided to partner with a 2 year, for-profit art school that lacks regional (the most stringent) accreditation. They are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges though. The nice folks at Hussian should run away before HU ruins their reputation. (No seriously, run Hussian,!)

Maybe HU could recruit some art students from China! Or maybe we can get the art students to paint some murals on the apartment buildings HU is remodeling with our tax dollars. That would be awesome. No need to worry about all that silly STEM education nonsense.

Guess who got big fat raises?

Harrisburg University's 990 financial forms are now available for 2010. Form 990 is an annual reporting return that certain federally tax-exempt organizations must file with the IRS. It provides information on the filing organization's mission, programs, and finances. You can find Harrisburg University's at Guidestar.

I'm not going to comment too much, you guys can look at the reports yourself. You'll see that all of administrators got raises, some as much as $25,000 over the previous year. Keep in mind that this data is almost 2 years old.

HU 2009 Form 990
HU 2010 Form 990
Well, at least we know why they keep raising tuition.