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Hi all,

I did some quick poking around. It looks like their parent company is
Course Hero - a company that is primarily in the business of "sharing"
(probably buying and selling) "course resources" (probably homework, notes,
exam solutions, etc.).

You can look them up - lots of information online.

Kai Lindstedt

Lab Specialist - Math
West Campus Learning Center
Pima Community College

(520) 206-3043
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On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 8:33 AM, Lois Martin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Thanks a lot, Debbie, for sharing that information. I recall having been
> contacted and not being impressed enough to recommend them to our students.
> I did not read about the file sharing at that time. Just now I see that
> they are on LinkedIn.
>
> Lois
>
> On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 9:44 AM, Malewicki, Debbie <
> [log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > They contacted some faculty in our university looking for recommendations
> > for student tutors, so I did some digging. It seems to be a front company
> > for another service that prompts, in some cases even requires, students
> to
> > upload their work into a large collection that is then accessible for
> other
> > students to download to gain access to their services after a while. The
> > tutors are particularly encouraged to submit their work to this
> semi-public
> > collection. I think we can all see where it is going.
> >
> > Cardinal doesn't have any real negative commentary attached to it from
> > what I could find, but the larger company has very poor ratings on a
> number
> > of sites including the BBB.
> >
> > I apologize this I am not in a position to backtrack on the research
> > today,?but you can verify what I'm saying by visiting the Ccardinal site
> > and seeing the name of the other service posted through some of their
> links.
> >
> > My conclusion, based upon this research, is that they are not a
> legitimate
> > service and that the faculty should not recommend students unless the
> > faculty are prepared to have the work of their top students available for
> > other students to download and use.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Debbie Malewicki, Director
> > Center for Learning Resources
> > The University of New Haven
> > Marvin K. Peterson Library 116
> > 300 Boston Post Road
> > West Haven, CT 06516
> > (203) 932-7415
> >
> > > On May 13, 2015, at 9:16 AM, Kimberly Slusser <
> > [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > >
> > > Good Morning,
> > >
> > > Is anyone here familiar with the company, Cardinal Scholars?  I'd
> > > appreciate hearing about any of your personal experiences.  We have a
> > > couple of students who have been contacted, and I'd like to gather some
> > > more information before making suggestions. Please contact me here or
> at
> > > [log in to unmask]
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Kim Slusser
> > >
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> Lois Martin
> Director, Academic Resource & Writing Center
> Goshen College
> Goshen, IN
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