Detecting Fraudulent Academic Credentials

June 18th, 2015 Ensuring the authenticity of educational credentials is by far the single most important step in credential evaluation and international student admissions. Without due diligence in fraud detection, we may run the risk of evaluating documents that may have been falsified, or fraudulently procured and admitting the students into our institutions based on […]

13 Facts about the Bologna Process

May 14th, 2015 The 2015 Ministerial Conference and Fourth Bologna Policy Forum recently took place in Yerevan, Armenia, on May 14 and 15, 2015. Here are some facts about the Bologna Process that highlight the progress it has made to date and problems and challenges to overcome. Bologna Process Defined 1. The Bologna Process is […]

Dispatches from the NAFSA Region I & XII Conference, Portland, OR

November 10th, 2014 There’s nothing more challenging to me than waking to the sound of an alarm at 4:30 AM to catch a 6:40 AM flight. At least the flight from LAX to Portland, OR was short and except for having an infamous celebrity, Kanye West, on board as our travel companion, uneventful. Our Assistant […]

Helping Students from Conflict Zones Part I – Credentials Evaluation

October 2nd, 2014 Photo credit: The devastating impact on education brought on by conflict, civil wars, foreign invasions and occupations, and environmental disasters is huge. Each and everyday we hear and read news reports on conflict regions around the world. Displacement of people, the disintegration of infrastructure, destruction of education structures, breakdown of school […]

Dispatches from the 2013 CCID Conference in Atlanta, GA

February 28, 2013 Though I’d been to Atlanta before on business, this was my first time attending the CCID (Community Colleges for International Development) Conference. The Intercontinental Hotel in Buckhead (known as the Beverly Hills of the South) served as the venue for the conference. After the hubbub of the French Quarter in New […]

Strange Bedfellows: Questionable Alliances in Higher Education

March 29, 2012 Tell me something, why do perfectly fine and accredited universities align themselves with shady start-ups in far-flung corners of the world? I ask this question because a week ago I came across an article in the NYT “An Albanian College Relying on U.S. Cachet” that speaks of exactly this very issue. Just […]