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

Of US-Based Visa Mills, Diploma Mills & Other Rogue Providers

Government watchdogs say the recent visa fraud cases have exposed gaps in ICE's oversight of schools that admit foreign students - a problem the agency says is being corrected. And experts say the scams hurt the reputation of the U.S. higher education system, which currently enrolls about 900,000 foreign students. "Fake Colleges Attract Attention From … Continue reading Of US-Based Visa Mills, Diploma Mills & Other Rogue Providers

Journalism or Political Ax-Grinding?: Setting the Record Straight

My last post of 2014, a great year, in many respects.  Below I describe one online adventure that illustrates the status of the Internet as both a blessing and a curse.  The main lesson here?  Read everything with a critical eye, check the source and question the intent.  Pause and think before jumping on the … Continue reading Journalism or Political Ax-Grinding?: Setting the Record Straight

Walking the walk – Ethical agency-based recruitment

Below is an excerpt from an article I wrote about education agents in Vietnam for University World News (12 December 2014).  The original, and admittedly rather lengthy, title was Walking the Walk:  Ethical Business Practices in the Wild and Woolly World of Agency-Based Recruitment.  That's what editors are for, right? Follow this link to read … Continue reading Walking the walk – Ethical agency-based recruitment

Not All US Higher Education Fairs Are Created Equal: Part II

Truth in advertising:  A fairly legal definition is advertisements that do not make misleading, false, or deceptive claims.  So let's say Wonderful Educational Consulting  Company is organizing a US higher education fair series and they state in their publicity that only regionally accredited (RA) colleges and universities are permitted to join.  Wouldn't you logically expect … Continue reading Not All US Higher Education Fairs Are Created Equal: Part II

Not All US Higher Education Fairs Are Created Equal: Part I

What's in a name?  When parents and students make the decision to attend a US higher education fair, what are their expectations regarding who will be sitting behind the nicely decorated tables? To enter the ballroom and see a group of mostly student volunteers representing US institutions of higher education; or. To have the opportunity … Continue reading Not All US Higher Education Fairs Are Created Equal: Part I

Vietnam: Off The Beaten Track (OTBT) Tour 2014

Below is a description of a new tour organized by EducationUSA, US Embassy, Hanoi.  Its purpose is to reach out to talented and gifted students in five (5) provinces in northern Vietnam.  Eligible t0ur participants include those who wish to "engage with Vietnam's top students who are prime candidates for U.S. institutions looking to diversity … Continue reading Vietnam: Off The Beaten Track (OTBT) Tour 2014