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Accredited Ufology?

From: Rick Nielsen <nilthchi.nul>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 17:09:02 -0700 (PDT)
Archived: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 09:11:25 -0400
Subject: Accredited Ufology?

Accredited Ufology?

Take a moment and just imagine the headlines!

OK, moment's gone. But why not accredit this study? Maybe it's
time. Maybe not. You tell me.

But just in case someone else has had thoughts along these
lines, I've been doing a little checking.

For example, the United States Department of Education (DOE)
does not directly accredit schools. It only recognizes
accreditation agencies.

"The regional and national accrediting agencies linked" on the
DOE website at:


"are recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as reliable
authorities concerning the quality of education or training
offered by the institutions of higher education or higher
education programs they accredit." Redundantly worded as
expected, but the message is clear: DOE recognizes them.

Among them are agencies that accredit educational programs in
the following fields, (selected here _only_ as examples of the

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Bible College Education
Christian Education
Funeral Service Education
Midwifery Education
Montessori Education
Naturopathic Medical Education
Pastoral Education
Rabbinical and Talmudic Education

It would seem that a formal version of ufology could be allowed
at least the same recognition by the DOE as those listed above.

And let's not limit this to the United States. There exist
accreditation agencies in other countries as well.

I don't consider myself qualified to spearhead accreditation for
ufology. However, I would like to volunteer help in that
pursuit. If there are interested parties who are more familiar
with this process, please make it known.

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