Diploma Mills: 9 Strategies for Tackling One of Higher Education’s Most Wicked Problems

Here's another excellent report from World Education Services about an important issue that receives too little attention in the US and global media.  This is an issue I have been writing and speaking about since my IIE-Viet Nam days.  In fact, it was one of my "signature issues" and one that I have continued to … Continue reading Diploma Mills: 9 Strategies for Tackling One of Higher Education’s Most Wicked Problems

US-Based Unaccredited HE Institutions in Viet Nam: A Look Back at the End of An Era

Here's an excerpt from a 2016 book entitled Transnational Education Crossing "Asia" and "the West":  Adjusted Desire by Le-Ha Phan, which mentions the work I've done to combat, counteract, and raise awareness about the activities of US-based rogue providers in Viet Nam and in general.  Out of the many reported examples of problems and corrupt unethical activities … Continue reading US-Based Unaccredited HE Institutions in Viet Nam: A Look Back at the End of An Era

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

California South University: Fraud Alert!

Here's another less-than-stellar California-based institution of higher education.  Note:  "California South University" is not to be confused with "California Southern University", which has institutional accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC/regional) and the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC/national). As you can see on the 29.6.16 screenshots below, CSU makes two claims:  1)  … Continue reading California South University: Fraud Alert!

“best phd degree for purchase”

This search term and others like it, e.g., p.hd buy, lead unsuspecting netizens to my blog which, of course, doesn't provide information about how to buy academic degrees but rather rants and raves against diploma mills and rogue providers, most of which are based in the US, sorry to say. Speaking of the US, those who … Continue reading “best phd degree for purchase”

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

“American University”: (Yet) Another Tale from the Shadowy World of US-Based Rogue Providers

Strap on your seat belts!  Yes, dear readers and blog followers, here's yet another story about "university" that supports my statement, The US exports some of the world's best and worst higher education.  I know it's been a long time and that some of you are probably chomping at the bit waiting for another one … Continue reading “American University”: (Yet) Another Tale from the Shadowy World of US-Based Rogue Providers

Fraud Alert!

Sleazy:  dishonest or immoral; marked by low character or quality Synonyms:  skanky [slang], slatternly, sluttish, slutty, trampy Antonyms:  excellent, fine, first-class, first-rate, good, high-grade, superior, top-notch Yes, dear reader, here's another story about a US institution of higher education that uses lies and deception as key tactics in its aggressive student recruitment strategy in Vietnam … Continue reading Fraud Alert!