CHEA/UNESCO Statement on Effective Practice to Discourage Degree Mills in Higher Education

September 10, 2009

A small group of higher education, accreditation and quality assurance and credential evaluation experts was convened by CHEA and UNESCO in 2008 to explore the challenge and problem of “degree mills” or bogus providers of higher education, particularly as these operations affect the growing internationalization of higher education. Seeking to stimulate an international dialogue, the group developed a series of suggestions (pdf) for effective practice in this area.