Solving Puzzles and the Art of Giving Feedback (August 24, 2020)

August 17, 2020 Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert is the Founder, President, and CEO of the Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI). She has dedicated the last 30 years to international education, sharing her knowledge as a published author and speaker on world education systems. As an advisor, Jasmin helps institutions and organizations navigate emerging markets, credential evaluation standards, […]

Joe Biden’s Education Policy (August 13, 2020)

Let’s take a look at what education under a Biden presidency may look like. According to Anne Dennon’s article of July 20, 2020 posted on Best Colleges, Joe Biden’s education policy can be summarized as such: Biden offers more progressive approach to education than President Trump His proposal is partially modeled after Senator Bernie Sanders’ […]

USA: A Potpourri of Accents, Cultures, Languages, and More (August 3, 2020)

Image credit: Korean-Born Artist Sungho Choi explores the inherent cultural diversity of the United States in this cermaic on wood installation titled “My America.” In this week’s blog we would like to share a few interactive maps produced by The Business Insider that show immigration patterns in the U.S. and a few others that show […]

Dispatches from Los Angeles: Moving during a Pandemic (July 23, 2020)

Written by: Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert Image credit: Transport Executive What is the one thing one dreads to do during so-called normal times that would be the last thing on the list during a global pandemic? Can you hazard a guess? If you answered “moving,” then you’re spot on. After spending the past four months of lock-down […]

Racism, The Earthquake (July 9, 2020)

Written by: Carine Fabius It was just over 10 years ago that Haiti suffered an earthquake so devastating it is rated #6 on the list of 10 deadliest natural disasters since the 6th century. I am a Haitian-American, living in the States since 1964. I was not on the ground when it happened, but the […]

COVID-19 Survey Reports: Impact on International Students (July 2, 2020)

A recent survey conducted by the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley,  the findings of which were published on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, “The coronavirus pandemic that shut down university campuses across the globe this spring has heightened concerns […]

Dispatches from Arizona during the Time of COVID-19 (July 26, 2020)

Written by: Laura Sippel As I write this in my home office in Arizona, there are news reports that Arizona is the second highest state to have the most spikes in COVID-19 cases in a single day. My husband and I have been self-quarantining ourselves since March. As my profession is marketing for expert organizations […]

3 Court Victories in June 2020 (June 19, 2020)

Despite the sucker punch 2020 has thrown our way this year with the COVID-19 global pandemic, this week has proven to be the bringer of good news, as far as the legal system of the U.S. is concerned. Here are three areas where we’ve witnessed positive outcomes: CARES Act A federal judge blocked the U.S. […]