“Making The Grades”

How one California university faked students’ scores, skated by immigration authorities — and made a fortune in the process. I derive absolutely no pleasure at all from saying "I told you so."  (OK, maybe just a little.)  This is an issue I have been talking and writing about for years.  I think the only reason … Continue reading “Making The Grades”

“These Obscure Colleges Sign Up Thousands Of Foreign Students With Little Oversight”

Both Northwestern Polytechnic and Silicon Valley University are accredited, a distinction that allows colleges with many foreign students to avoid the most stringent oversight. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s student visa program depends on the accreditation system: it requires less documentation from accredited schools that want authorization to admit foreign students than it asks of unaccredited … Continue reading “These Obscure Colleges Sign Up Thousands Of Foreign Students With Little Oversight”

The End of An Era: Life Without the IIE Higher Education Fairs

There was a time when IIE higher education fairs were all the rage in Vietnam, when IIE and its EducationUSA advising centers were one of the few quality games in town.  You announced the fairs, did some light publicity and, Lord, did they ever come...  in droves.  There was such an unquenchable thirst for information … Continue reading The End of An Era: Life Without the IIE Higher Education Fairs

William Loveland College Offers $4.5K MBA Program

I recently read about this program on the website of a Vietnamese educational consultant.  At $4,500 for the entire MBA degree program, which includes 45-semester credit hours of coursework, this online program must be the cheapest of its kind.  (Correct me if I'm wrong.) William Loveland College (WLC) is located in Loveland, CO, south of … Continue reading William Loveland College Offers $4.5K MBA Program

The Perils of Honor By Association as a One-Way Street: RA vs. NA

As I've stated on numerous occasions, I wish the US government (USG) would find a way to exclude nationally accredited (NA) institutions from involvement in fairs or any kind of EducationUSA activity, for that matter.  (I noticed two on the list for the January fairs in Vietnam.)  NA schools are what I like to refer … Continue reading The Perils of Honor By Association as a One-Way Street: RA vs. NA

Lời nói cần đi đôi với việc làm!

NOTE:  This is the Vietnamese version of Walking the walk – Ethical agency-based recruitment, an article of mine that appeared in University World News on 12.12.14. Ở Việt Nam, việc gian lận ngày phổ biến và công việc làm ăn có đạo đức ngày một ít đi, ngành giáo dục cũng không tránh khỏi những … Continue reading Lời nói cần đi đôi với việc làm!

Thiết lập thông tin chính xác, nghiêm túc

Đây là bài cuối cùng tôi viết trong năm 2014, một năm thành công trên nhiều mặt. Dưới đây, tôi xin kể một tình huống đã trải qua khi dùng internet để dẫn chứng thêm nhận định về Internet , công cụ vừa mang lại những tiện ích, vừa là mối hiểm họa khó lường. … Continue reading Thiết lập thông tin chính xác, nghiêm túc