“The Dregs of Higher Education Damage Our Immigration System”

This organization, whose slogan is Low-immigration, Pro-immigrant, is not one whose work I would normally cite but this is a well-researched report.  It is about an important issue I have been writing for quite some time now, a lone voice in the US higher education accreditation wilderness, so to speak.  There is more than one loophole, … Continue reading “The Dregs of Higher Education Damage Our Immigration System”

ACICS is Back in Business!

And I do mean busine$$.  Yes, this is the same national accrediting organizing that was "derecognized" by the US Department of Education during the last few months of the Obama administration, a decision that stood until a couple of weeks ago.  Speaking of which, I was writing an email to a colleague about a previously … Continue reading ACICS is Back in Business!

US Department of Education “Derecognition” of ACICS, & EducationUSA

As I've written before and as some of you may know, EducationUSA, a US Department of State network of over 400 international student advising centers in more than 170 countries,works with both regionally and nationally accredited US institutions of higher education.  Among the latter are hundreds of institutions, mostly for-profit career schools, that are accredited … Continue reading US Department of Education “Derecognition” of ACICS, & EducationUSA

ACICS Loss of Accreditation: What it Means for Schools & International Students

Here is the official announcement from the US Department of Homeland Security that the US Department of Education no longer recognizes the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) as an accrediting agency, a decision that affects more than 16,000 international students in the US attending nearly 130 Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified … Continue reading ACICS Loss of Accreditation: What it Means for Schools & International Students

“Homeland Security Wants To Shut Down South Bay University”

Kudos to the DHS!  This is what the US government should be doing, instead of creating faux universities (exhibit A:  University of Northern New Jersey) and entrapping people.  They have plenty of work on their hands with existing institutions, including those that are "officially accredited" (read nationally accredited) and unaccredited but authorized to issue I-20s. … Continue reading “Homeland Security Wants To Shut Down South Bay University”

Choosing Clients & Partners is a Two-Way Street: Quality Matters

Money is how companies with no ethical compass measure success. The company I work for, Capstone Vietnam, a full-service educational consulting company founded in 2009, with offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), works exclusively with regionally accredited (RA) institutions of higher education in the US.  As far as I know, it's the … Continue reading Choosing Clients & Partners is a Two-Way Street: Quality Matters

“Regulators Vote to Shut Down Nation’s Largest For-Profit Accrediting Agency”

The vote came after widespread criticism that the agency had provided inadequate oversight.  Some good news for a change. "Inadequate oversight" is one way of  putting it.  This organization, which was entrusted with the sacred task of accrediting postsecondary institutions, abdicated its responsibility in a number of cases, pure and simple.  Why is the Accrediting … Continue reading “Regulators Vote to Shut Down Nation’s Largest For-Profit Accrediting Agency”