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University of Phoenix Lawsuit University of Phoenix Eeoc

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University of Phoenix Lawsuit

University of Phoenix/EEOC Lawsuit

In 2006, the Equal Employment Opportunity Council (EEOC) sued the University of Phoenix, alleging that enrollment counselors who were non-Mormon were discriminated against. The federal lawsuit states that employees who were not Mormon (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) were not treated favorably when it came to reprimands, tuition waivers, and leads on new students (Gilbertson, 2006). There are 4400 enrollment counselors in the school, including 2600 in Phoenix itself. It is owned by Apollo Group, Inc., which is a publicly-traded company. According to Mary Jo O'Neill, who is the regional attorney for the EEOC, there has been a pattern of practice seen with the University of Phoenix and how it favors LDS workers over those who are not LDS, which is a violation of anti-discrimination laws (Gilbertson, 2006).

Joe Cockrell, spokesman for Apollo Group, said that he had not seen the lawsuit but that the company has always had respect for others and equal opportunities for everyone (Gilbertson, 2006). The company has both anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies, and there is a zero-tolerance stance taken on the issues. For years, University of Phoenix and the Apollo Group have…… [Read More]


EEOC. (n.d.) Employees & Job Applicants. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Retrieved from 

EEOC (2008). University of Phoenix to pay $1,875,500 for religious bias against non-Mormons. Press Release. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Retrieved from

Gilbertson, D. (2006). University of Phoenix favors Mormons, EEOC says. Arizona News. Retrieved from,_eeoc_says.htm
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Universities Need-Based Financial Aid a

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Facilitate shared governance and collective decision-making: Any solution regarding financial aid will be resisted if imposed in an autocratic manner

Articulate core characteristics: What is our main mission and value?

Focus on image: How will cutting need-blind aid be portrayed in the media?

Connect the change process to individual and institutional identity: What is more important, funding the institution's growth or fostering the growth of the individual -- how can we balance these needs, or can we?

Create a culture of risk and help people in changing belief systems: Universities and learning are by definition paradigm-challenging -- try to think outside of the box regarding the importance of certain admissions 'preferences,' such as athletes and children of alumni.

Be aware that various levels or aspects of the organization will need different change models: Student bodies have different priorities regarding their education from generation to generation

Realize that strategies for change vary by change initiative: Acknowledge the unique practical and symbolic importance of university affordability in this political climate.… [Read More]

Works Cited

Kezar, Adrianna. (2001). Understanding and facilitating change in higher education in the 21st century. ERIC Digest. Retrieved May 2, 2009 at
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Universities Professors Retire Invited Give a Last

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universities, professors retire invited give a Last Lecture. Dr. Randy Pausch tradition. What made story, dying pancreatic cancer, knew . His lecture featured Good Morning America television show, millions readers bought copies book form.

A Positive Man: Randy Pausch and the Last Lecture

Randy Pausch's "Last Lecture" is a great example of the power of communication. It is simply a college professor's speech -- albeit one with great gravitas, as the deliverer is suffering from a terminal illness -- but it has made a worldwide impact due to the frank, humorous, and inspirational story it tells. Pausch's wisdom reverberates in the mind of the viewer long after watching. In delivering this last lecture, he manages to educate his audience about a myriad of topics, not the least of which is the human condition.

One of the most revelatory ideas in Pausch's speech is the notion of the "head fake;" Pausch alternately defines the term as "indirect learning." (Pausch, 2007). The head fake is, in essence, the art of subverting the true purpose of education by layering it with something the audience will find more palatable or superficially entertaining. The first example he gives of a head fake in his life…… [Read More]


Pausch, R. (2007). The last lecture: Really achieving your childhood dreams. Lecture. Retrieved on 11 Apr 2011 from Randy Pausch's website, at / Randy/pauschlastlecturetranscript.pdf

Peterson, C. (2008). The last lecture: A positive case study. Retrieved on 11 Apr 2011 from the Psychology Today website, at
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University of Michigan Life Sciences

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This is not to say however, that all classical music is soothing and therapeutic. In fact, the majority of traditional classical music are not therapeutic because this is not the intent of the original masters. Concertos by Beethoven, Bach and Brahms for example all focus on arousing strong emotion rather than harnessing the power of strong therapy, therefore the physical presence and rhythmic are not necessarily therapeutic. Mozart's no. 23 however, is an ideal example of therapeutic music. This is because the affects of entrainment is easily observed through studies on the affect of this music on others. While listening to the music, people say that it "relaxed and soothed," upon monitoring with medical equipment it is observed that the music lowered both their blood pressure and heart rates. The reason is that Mozart's concerto affects individuals in both a psychological and physical sense. While the classical music made people feel extremely happy emotionally, the emotional response mirrored by the physiological response. The shifting tempo and structure of the music caused the body as well as the mind to attain entrainment, causing the full therapy of classical music.

The therapeutic value of classical music is a proven commodity. Mozart's music…… [Read More]

Vanasco, Jennifer. American classical music: Exploring roots, reflections. Jan.

1998. Chicago Chronicle. 3 Feb. 2007 .
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University Is as Fr Lawton Believes a

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university is, as Fr. Lawton believes, a sacred place where you find "your imagination, develop your skills, and enrich your compassion," then it has an enormous task in the world as we know it today. In the world as we know it today, the very term sacred is on the endangered species list. And yet, sacred is perhaps the underpinning of it all.

There are any number of vaguely similar definitions of sacred in any number of dictionaries. The one that I think applies best here is this one:

regarded with the same respect and reverence accorded holy things; venerated; hallowed. (Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language)

Universities were, in the early days, almost monastic in that there was total dedication of the professors and those being professed to -- the students -- to what they were learning. And what they were learning was, first and foremost, how to think, and they learned what great thinkers who had come before them had thought.

That still applies to the university experience today, although it has, along with everything else, lightened up a bit. Professors and students alike tear around the campus in running shoes and casual wear rather than…… [Read More]