Cheating in the Education Industry: Let Me Count the Ways!

Here's another one to add to my long and ever-growing list.  It's a variation on the theme of the classic dog and pony show that so many education fairs are these days.   As a fair organizer, do you want to guarantee a certain number of students at your events?  Don't go the route of ethical … Continue reading Cheating in the Education Industry: Let Me Count the Ways!

An ethical approach to commissions-based recruitment

Below is the unabridged version of an article with the above title that Eddie West and I wrote for University World News (UWN).  Follow this link to read that version. Incentive-Based Compensation & International Student Recruitment: Is There a Better Way?  By Mark A. Ashwill & Eddie West The agent issue in the US is reminiscent … Continue reading An ethical approach to commissions-based recruitment

Q: How to Choose an Education Agent? A: Use Your Best Judgement

And Don't Forget the Tried-and-True Carrot & Stick Approach Colleagues sometimes ask me to recommend education agents in Viet Nam. While I'd like to be able to help them in this regard, I can't.  The simple reason is that this is such a problematic (read shady) and unregulated sector.  There is no one (or one … Continue reading Q: How to Choose an Education Agent? A: Use Your Best Judgement

NACAC Takes Step in the Right Direction

Admissions group calls on colleges to require recruiting agents to disclose their financial ties to those they are seeking to recruit. I'm happy to see NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) moving in this direction.  Ultimately, of course, it's up to institutions to hold their education agents to high standards using a multifaceted carrot/stick … Continue reading NACAC Takes Step in the Right Direction