A 1st Timer’s Reflections on the NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference

June 7th, 2019 My excitement and expectations as a first-time participant to the NAFSA Annual Meeting were exceeded. It was a great experience to see how united and collaborative the community of international higher education is. I think this was the first time when I truly understood what networking really means. I was waiting by […]

Dispatch from the 105th AACRAO Annual Meeting – Los Angeles CA

April 5th, 2019 AACRAO’s Annual Meeting held its largest meeting of higher education professionals from around the world this week in Los Angeles California. The Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE), of which ACEI is a Charter and Endorsed Member,  joined more than 2,000 administrators to address the issues that affect our work, collaborate on […]

Institutional Accreditation: A Standard Under Attack? Misunderstood? Ignored?

February 15th, 2019 Last year, the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE), of which ACEI is an Endorsed Member, hosted its annual Symposium in Orlando, FL and tackled the issue of institutional Accreditation.  Those of us in the credential evaluation field live and breath accreditation. Determining an international institution’s recognition status is the first step […]

Fighting Diploma Fraud & Protecting Credential Integrity with Technology

February 8th, 2019 Diploma mills are here to stay as long as there is little or no regulation monitoring them and there is a demand for degrees which do not require classroom or online attendance, exams, research papers or thesis.  Fake degrees are purchased from online sites offering an à la carte menu of “products” […]

The Tale of 3 Countries and Fake Degree

December 7th, 2018 There has been a spate of fake degree-related news recently, and though we associate fake degrees mostly with diploma mills, the recent scandals concern legitimate accredited universities. Our focus in this week’s blog is on the sting operation carried out by Israeli law enforcement and its arrest of 40 Israelis holding fake […]

7 Facts on the SQA and SQA Advanced Qualifications

November 16th, 2018 In this week’s blog, we would like to spotlight the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and their Advanced Qualifications. In partnership with SQA, ACEI has reviewed and evaluated the qualifications in Accounting, Business and Computing for U.S. educational equivalence comparability and credit equivalence. 1. Who is the SQA? The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) […]

AN EVALUATOR’S JOURNEY

November 9th, 2018 When I accepted my mother’s invitation to accompany her to a cocktail party, I did so reluctantly. It was July 1982 and as a freshly minted college grad with a BA in Political Science the last thing I wanted to do was attend a party with my mother. It turned out to […]

Facts on CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY, Hungary

August 3rd, 2018 The Central European University in Budapest has been the subject of an intense battle in Hungary. CreditDaniel Vegel/Central European University The Central European University (CEU) has been at cross hairs with the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán since last year, when Hungary passed a law that imposes stringent conditions to license […]