I was one of those trapped in the nonsense of this college.I completed 39 credits almost all A, average GPA 3.84. The so called advisers where changed almost every a year and were not interested and unqualified to give any advice. College is expensive and takes your money thoroughly. Once I reached comprehensive exams I was with high GPA. They failed me with no apparent
reasons. I left wondering, how one can have such a high GPA and cannot pass exam which is not that much different form the research classes. I am transferring my credits; hopefully another university can take at least some of them. I have never seen syllabus and course information having so many errors. Please see the attachment below. I hope you see what I see.
I would never suggest anyone to apply to this university. Yes, it is regionally accredited, but I do not believe it should be. I would like to know if anyone is filing class action against them I would join.
Please see below partial course description for comprehensive exams from NCU. Please see author Stam, S, and Hendericus, S. That is the same author listed differently in different places:
These resources are required to complete the course.
American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C.
American Psychological Association. ISBN: 9781433805615
You may purchase books at www.ncubooks.com.
These resources must be used to complete the assignments.
Ellis, T. & Levy, Y. (2008). Framework of problem-based research: A guide for novice researchers on the development of a research-worthy problem. Informing Science: the International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 11 17-33. http://inform.nu/Articles/Vol11/ISJv11p017-033Ellis486.pdf
Gelso, C. (2006). Applying theories to research: The interplay of theory and research in science. In Leong, F.T., & Austin, J.T. (Eds.), The psychology research handbook. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. http://www.sage-ereference.com.proxy1.ncu.edu/hdbk_psychrsch/Article_n32.html
Harlow, E. (2009). "Contribution, theoretical." Encyclopedia of Case Study Research. http://www.sage-ereference.com.proxy1.ncu.edu/casestudy/Article_n89.html
Henderikus, S. (2007). Theoretical psychology. The International Handbook of Psychology, SAGE Publications. http://www.sage-ereference.com.proxy1.ncu.edu/hdbk_intlpsych/Article_n29.html
Henderikus S. (2010). Theory. Encyclopedia of Research Design, SAGE Publications. http://www.sage-ereference.com.proxy1.ncu.edu/researchdesign/Article_n458.html
Wacker, J. (1998). A definition of theory: Research guidelines for different theory-building research methods in operations management.
Journal of Operations Management, 16 (4), 361385. http://dx.doi.org.proxy1.ncu.edu/10.1016/S0272-6963(98)00019-9
Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (U.S.), National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), National Academy of Engineering., & Institute of Medicine (U.S.). (2009). On being a scientist: A guide to responsible conduct in research, Washington, D.C: National Academies Press. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12192
Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct. http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx
CMP Sample Title Page
Stam, H. (2007). Theoretical psychology. The International Handbook of Psychology SAGE Publications. http://www.sage-ereference.com.proxy1.ncu.edu/hdbk_intlpsych/Article_n29.html
Stam, H. (2010). Theory. Encyclopedia of Research Design SAGE Publications. http://www.sage-ereference.com.proxy1.ncu.edu/researchdesign/Article_n458.html
Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct Standard 8: Research and Publication http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx
Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (U.S.), National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), National Academy of Engineering., & Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2009). On being a scientist: A guide to responsible conduct in research 3rd ed. Washington, D.C. National Academies Press http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12192
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