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
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
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
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”
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
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!
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!
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
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
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