Dear Latest Victims of Grand Canyon "Christian" University Online~
I wish you had already come to this website before getting involved with Grand Canyon University.
I taught for five years for Grand Canyon University from 2005 - 2010 and was one of their best online instructors. I was diligent, timely, competent, and I cared deeply for my students. Then in 2009, Grand Canyon University was sued by the Department of Education for fraud. In an out of court settlement, Grand Canyon "Christian" University paid more than $5 million to the Department of Education to make the fraud claim go away. It was during this time period that good professors like me were fired because we were passing out real grades to students rather than just passing anybody with a bogus "A."
I was told after five years of successful employment with GCU that I was being let go because of my online "tone" and that I had not posted my phone number in the right place.
Grand Canyon University, I predict, won't be around much longer because of unscrupulous practices like this that continue. To pass out degrees, like water, to the most incompetent students and allow them to be credentialed, for example, as nurses and teachers, is despicable. Would you want a Grand Canyon graduate to be the nurse at your bedside? Would you want a Grand Canyon graduate who can't even compose proper English to be teaching your child?
I am sorry to hear that you wasted your money and time at Grand Canyon "Christian" University.
By the way, I now work for three other online universities that have ethnics and integrity. I am very pleased with my new employment and the students are a lot happier as well. When I grade a student's paper and include constructive feedback, it is appreciated by all -- including my supervisors.