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(US) Temple Will Pay $5.5M to Settle Suits Over False Rankings Data – Inside Higher ED (Scott Jaschik | January 2019

Published/Released on January 07, 2019 | Posted by Admin on January 22, 2019 / , , , , ,
 


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University admitted that its business school submitting fabricated statistics for years to U.S. News. Students filed a class action

If this report is accurate it is a useful demonstration of why institutional research integrity arrangements need to include research that is conducted for operational reasons (in addition to academic research).

Temple University announced in December that it has settled class action lawsuits from students who were outraged to learn that the business school’s top ranking for its online program was based on false data.
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The university will pay $4 million to those who are or were students in the online M.B.A. program and another $1,475,000 to settle claims of students in other M.B.A. programs and several other master’s programs and one online bachelor’s program in the business school.
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“The settlement does not constitute an admission of liability,” said a statement from the university. “While the university believes that it could have ultimately prevailed in the litigation, Temple nonetheless chose settlement in the best interests of the university and its students.”
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