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Categories nominated for deletion[edit]

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Bob247 (talkcontribs) 21:03, 9 October 2012‎ (UTC)

Featured Article candidacy for Oxford College of Emory University[edit]

Hello everyone, I have nominated Oxford College of Emory University for featured article status, and I would like to ask project members to drop by and leave some comments if they have time. You can find the nomination here. Thanks in advance! --haha169 (talk) 19:46, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Carnegie Classifications moved to Indiana University[edit]

Can someone please edit Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to note that the classifications have been moved from Carnegie to the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University? I have several close connections with that research center so I'm loathe to make the edits myself. The official announcement from Carnegie is here and it has been covered by the typical higher ed news outlets (e.g., Inside Higher Ed). It might also be worth mentioning that (a) Lumina is providing significant funding to help make this move and (b) the voluntary community engagement classification is remaining with Carnegie.

This move also affects the classifications website so we now have a lot of broken links in U.S. college and university articles. It looks like Carnegie has taken down virtually their entire classifications website and left only some text and a few links, including a link to an Excel file with the current classifications for every institution included in the classification. The current webpage indicates that IU will have a new webpage up in January so it's probably best to wait until then before worrying about changing or updating links. This is stable information that won't change quickly or often so we're fine with some outdated links, at least for a little while. ElKevbo (talk) 18:44, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Suggestion: Replace QS rankings with the new US News Global Rankings within ranking tables[edit]

It is well known that QS is the least reliable global ranking. It gives over half weight to the so called subjective "reputation", and it strongly favors UK schools. On the other hand, the new US News Global ranking seems better (although it also uses some reputation survey data). So my suggestion is: Replace the QS rankings with the new US News Global Rankings in the ranking tables. 73.169.247.206 (talk) 05:39, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

Notability for colleges?[edit]

Hey, I've got a quick question: if a college is private but awards accredited degrees, does it have notability? I've been told that colleges only have to give out accredited degrees to be considered notable but I'm not sure if that is only for public/non-profit schools or if it includes private/for-profit schools as well. I'm currently working on a clean version of the article for Met Film School, which is wildly promotional in tone but has some assertion of notability. I've got it up for G11 because the article is absolutely and positively promotional beyond the point where it could be salvaged in that incarnation. I tried re-writing but realized that I was going to have to re-write it from scratch- it's that bad. I'm slightly worried that private schools don't qualify for the whole degree=notability thing, so I don't want to waste time creating a userspace entry if the school's private status disqualifies it. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 06:12, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

  • If not, then the school doesn't otherwise pass notability guidelines since the only thing I've found for the school was one sole Screen Daily article. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 06:16, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
  • As far as I can tell Met Film School doesn't award its own accredited degrees: its degrees are in fact accredited by the University of West London (other courses are accredited by other bodies). So no, this school is not automatically notable. Given its lack of general notability deletion seems reasonable (and I'm a rampant inclusionist by nature). Jonathan A Jones (talk) 10:43, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
  • I'd delete it myself, except that I'm somewhat involved since my attention was drawn to the page after one of their students created a couple of pages for his films. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 11:03, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Academia?[edit]

Please see here: Talk:Academia#WikiProject Academia?. Thanks. Fgnievinski (talk) 02:12, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Edit warring at University at Buffalo and State University of New York over flagship designation[edit]

Can a neutral part please take a look at University at Buffalo and State University of New York? One or more editors has been edit warring and using sock puppets to edit those articles and their associated Talk pages. I have already made numerous edits to the articles and Talk pages and I'm reluctant to revert the articles back to my preferred version fearing that it might be construed as edit warring or taking advantage of a blocked user's inability to edit. I think that I've laid out my case pretty convincingly at Talk:State University of New York but I will let you decide that for yourself and take the appropriate action(s) (or not). Thanks! ElKevbo (talk) 03:32, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Your case is indeed convincing, and I see it has now moved on several stages, so your question here is likely to be moot. But I have put back the proper version of State University of New York for you. Regards, Jonathan A Jones (talk) 08:52, 25 November 2014 (UTC)