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Encyclopedia > Name It and Frame It?
Name It and Frame It?
Author Steve Levicoff
Publisher Institute on Religion and Law
Released 1992, 1993
Media Type Paperback
ISBN ASIN B0006F1PCQ

Name It and Frame It? is a 1993 book by Steve Levicoff about Christian schools. He explores the accreditation process, good and bad institutions of higher learning. This work has four different editions, which contain updated information and responses from various groups. In the preface of the third edition Levicoff wrote about the book, "administrators at legitimately accredited Christian schools loved it, but the operators of degree mills weren't too pleased."[1] Dr. Steve Levicoff is a distance learning expert and is a leading critic of diploma mills. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Asin is a Pinoy rock and folk rock band from the Philippines. ... Dr. Steve Levicoff is a distance learning expert and is a leading critic of diploma mills. ...


The book is cited by groups like the National Center for Science Education, New York Post and people like Jason Baker as a good resource.[2][3][4] The NCSEs logo The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is a non-profit organization affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. ... The New York Post is the 13th-oldest[] newspaper published in the United States and the oldest to have been published continually as a daily. ...

Contents

Content

The books serves a survey of unaccredited Christian schools and explanations about accredittation. In the work he also criticized Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, but noted "TRACS has responded positively to some of the criticisms of this book".[5] TRACS The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, or TRACS, is a national accreditation agency located in Forest, Virginia. ...


Levicoff clearly states "if a school is not accredited by one or more legitimate agencies, that does not necessarily mean that its a degree mill".[6] Besides analysizing degree mills with poor educational resources an output, Levicoff devoted a whole chapter to "legitimate unaccredited Christian programs." This "good" unaccredited United States schools were: Bob Jones University, Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary, Calvary Theological Seminary, Faith Seminary, Institute of Bibical Studies, Landmark Baptist College, Luther Rice Bible College & Seminary, Messenger College, Seminary of the East, World Evangelism Bible College & Seminary.[7] For Canada he listed: Briercrest Bible College, Catherine Booth Bible College, Faith Way Baptist College of Canada, Institute for Theological Studies, Northwest Baptist Theological Studies, Ontario Bible College, Prairie Bible College & Graduate School, Regent College, Toronto Baptist Seminary and Bible College.[8] A diploma mill (also known as a degree mill) is an organization which awards academic degrees and diplomas with little or no academic study, and without recognition by official bodies. ... Bob Jones University Bob Jones University (BJU) is a private, Protestant Fundamentalist, liberal arts university located in Greenville, South Carolina. ... Messenger College is the national college of the Pentecostal Church of God. ... Briercrest College has cut its own path in the world of post-secondary education. ... Regent College is, in its own words, An International Graduate School of Christian Studies, based near Vancouver, British Columbia. ...


He also includes a survey of "Ordination mills" which "thousands of sincere Christians get wrapped up in".[9] While "most associations will offer to provide you with licensure or ordination as a minister," there are others, ordination mills that offer simply a paper and a title.[10] Of the twenty five listed, the more famous of the ones is the Universal Life Church.[11] The Universal Life Church (or ULC) is a religious organization that offers anyone immediate ordination as a ULC minister free of charge. ...


Table of contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  1. So You Want to Have a Ministry
  2. A Bachelor to the Beat of a Different Drummer
  3. A Consumer's Guide to Accreditation
  4. The Wackey World of Degree Mills
  5. The Ramifications of Accreditation
  6. The Wackey World of Ordination Mills
  7. A Survey of Accredited Christian Correspondence Courses & Degree Programs
  8. A Survey of Accredited Graduate Programs by Extension
  9. "Christianizing" the Secular Option
  10. A Survey of Counseling Programs, Good and Bad
  11. A Survey of Degree Mills
  12. A Survey of Ordination Mills
  13. Some Closing Epistles
  14. Further Resources
  • Notes
  • Institutional Index

Survey of Degree Mills

The following is a list of schools suspected to be Degree Mills on pages 111-148 (3rd edition). In the work, each school has Levicoff's analysis of its program.

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Clarksville School of Theology is a now defunct seminary in Clarksville, Tennesee that was shut down by a court battle in 1982 after it was determined their curriculum did not meet State standards for granting an academic degree. ... The Tennessee Supreme Court is the highest appellate court of the State of Tennessee. ... Columbia Pacific University (CPU) was one of the first nontraditional distance learning universities in the United States. ... Metairie (local pronunciations , ) is a suburb of New Orleans. ... Elberton is the largest city located in Elbert County, Georgia. ... Nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City That Care Forgot, NOLA (acronym for New Orleans, LA) Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area    - City 350. ... Elkins Park is a unincorporated community, portions of which are located in both Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania and Abington Township, Pennsylvania in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Longview is a city located in Cowlitz County, Washington. ... Cassville is a city located in Barry County, Missouri. ... Nickname: Technology Town of North Carolina Location of Cary shown within North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1750 Incorporated April 6, 1871 Mayor Ernie McAlister Area    - City 112. ... Greenwich University (Australia) is a now-inactive correspondence school and it was never accredited. ... Hilo is a coastal city in the State of Hawaii, and is the largest municipal area on the island of Hawai‘i. ... Los Altos (IPA: ) is a city at the southern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Independence is a city in Missouri, in the Kansas City metropolitan area. ... Nickname: Space City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Mayor Bill White Area    - City 1,558 km²  (601. ... Country United States State California County Orange Mayor William Dalton Area    - City 46. ... Plymouth is a part of Apopka in Orange County, Florida, northwest of downtown along US 441 (SR 500) (Orange Blossom Trail), at the intersection with Plymouth-Sorrento Road. ... Mandeville is a city in St. ... Nickname: The Gateway to the Rockies Location of Aurora in Colorado County Arapahoe, Adams, Douglas Mayor Ed Tauer (R) Area    - City 142. ... Downtown Humble facing east Humble is a city located in Harris County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... Liberty University is a Christian liberal arts university in Lynchburg, Virginia. ... Nickname: Port City, Ratchet City(a reference to the citys wildly popular hip-hop dance), River City Motto: City of Shreveport 1836 Location in the state of Louisiana. ... Lafayette is a city located on the Vermilion River in Lafayette Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Fairview Heights is a city located in St. ... Cleveland is a city in Bradley County, Tennessee, United States. ... Nickname: Sheltered Bay Location within the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii Coordinates: Country United States State Hawaii County City and County of Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann Area    - City 105 mi² / 272. ... The famous post office on state line in Texarkana TX/AR Texarkana is a city located in Miller County, ArkansasGR6, and is its county seat. ... Nickname: The Little City That Could Location of Kirkland within King County, Washington, and King County within Washington. ... Not to be confused with University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... Dayton is a city in Rhea County, Tennessee, United States. ... Nickname: City of Trees Location of Sacramento in California County Sacramento Mayor Heather Fargo Area    - City 99. ... City nickname: Californias Sunrise Seaport City slogan: Stocktons Great, Take A Look! County: San Joaquin Area code: 209 ZIP code: 952xx Area:  - Total  - Water 144. ... Tarpon Springs is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... Saint Johns University can refer to: St. ... Springfield is a town located in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. ... Nickname: Cream City, Mil Town, Brew City, The City of Festivals Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: County Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Area    - City (97 sq. ... Jasper is a city located in Pickens County, Georgia. ... Motto: Where Florida Begins Location in the state of Florida Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Duval Mayor John Peyton (R) Area    - City 2,264. ... Nickname: Fresno, the All American City & Raisin Capital of the World Location in the state of California County Fresno Mayor Alan Autry Area    - City 271. ... Sturgis is a city located in St. ... Nickname: The Summit City Location in the state of Indiana, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Indiana County Allen Founded October 22, 1794 Incorporated February 22, 1840 Mayor Graham Richard (D) City Clerk Sandra Kennedy (D) City Council John N. Crawford (R) Samuel J. Talarico, Jr (R) John Shoaff (D... Nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City That Care Forgot, NOLA (acronym for New Orleans, LA) Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area    - City 350. ... Nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City That Care Forgot, NOLA (acronym for New Orleans, LA) Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area    - City 350. ... Motto: Where Florida Begins Location in the state of Florida Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Duval Mayor John Peyton (R) Area    - City 2,264. ... Newburgh is a town in Warrick County, Indiana, United States, along the Ohio River. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Campo is a town located in San Diego County, California with a population of 3,251. ... Ramona is an unincorporated town located in San Diego County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the census-designated place had a total population of 15,691. ... Aztec (Navajo Kinteel) is a city located in San Juan County, New Mexico. ... Nickname: Valley of the Sun Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area    - City 1,230. ... Motto: Where Florida Begins Location in the state of Florida Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Duval Mayor John Peyton (R) Area    - City 2,264. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ Steve Levicoff. Name It and Frame It? New Opportunities in Adult Education and How to Avoid Being Ripped Off by 'Christian' Degree Mills. (Institute on Religion and Law, third edition 1993, page v.
  2. ^ "Unmasking the False Prophet of Creationism", National Center for Science Education, September 1, 1999
  3. ^ Jason Baker. About Bakers Guide to Christian Distance Education 1997.
  4. ^ Christopher Francezcani. "Net scammers offer cheapskins." New York Post. August 1999
  5. ^ Steve Levicoff. Name It and Frame It? New Opportunities in Adult Education and How to Avoid Being Ripped Off by 'Christian' Degree Mills. (Institute on Religion and Law, third edition 1993, page 25.
  6. ^ Steve Levicoff. Name It and Frame It? New Opportunities in Adult Education and How to Avoid Being Ripped Off by 'Christian' Degree Mills. (Institute on Religion and Law, third edition 1993, page 33.
  7. ^ Steve Levicoff. Name It and Frame It? New Opportunities in Adult Education and How to Avoid Being Ripped Off by 'Christian' Degree Mills. (Institute on Religion and Law, third edition 1993, page 93-97.
  8. ^ Steve Levicoff. Name It and Frame It? New Opportunities in Adult Education and How to Avoid Being Ripped Off by 'Christian' Degree Mills. (Institute on Religion and Law, third edition 1993, page 99-100.
  9. ^ Steve Levicoff. Name It and Frame It? New Opportunities in Adult Education and How to Avoid Being Ripped Off by 'Christian' Degree Mills. (Institute on Religion and Law, third edition 1993, page 56.
  10. ^ Steve Levicoff. Name It and Frame It? New Opportunities in Adult Education and How to Avoid Being Ripped Off by 'Christian' Degree Mills. (Institute on Religion and Law, third edition 1993, page 59.
  11. ^ Steve Levicoff. Name It and Frame It? New Opportunities in Adult Education and How to Avoid Being Ripped Off by 'Christian' Degree Mills. (Institute on Religion and Law, third edition 1993, page 154.

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See also

This article lists colleges, seminaries, and universities whose qualifications may possibly not be accepted by civil service or other employers. ... Dr. Steve Levicoff is a distance learning expert and is a leading critic of diploma mills. ...

Links

  • Portions of Name it and Frame it online
  • The NIFI Criteria or How to Spot a Degree Mill in 75 Easy Steps by Steve Levicoff

 
 

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