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

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

“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

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!

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!