Visa Fraud and Higher Education and Other Accreditation-Related News

May 25, 2016

A Sting and a Sham College (Inside Higher Ed, May 24, 2016) “Government undercover operation that led to indictments of 21 people sheds light on shadowy world of suspect colleges that abuse the student visa system and the agents who stand to profit.”

University Considering Accreditation Change in Face of Budget Gap (Alaska Public Radio, May 19, 2016) “One potential step [University of Alaska] President Jim Johnsen is pitching is to bring the entire university system under a single accreditation, rather than its current three-accreditation set-up.”

Cardiff University V-C Issues Warning Over Wales Quality Plans (Times Higher Education, May 19, 2016) “A redrawn standards regime for Welsh universities that retains the requirement for independent cyclical review must not lead to further fragmentation of the UK-wide quality system, according to a leading vice-chancellor.”

Bahrain to Bolster Quality of Higher Education (Oxford Business Group, May 24, 2016) “In a bid to turn the kingdom into a knowledge-based economy, the British Accreditation Council (BAC) is rolling out Bahrain’s national university accreditation system following the completion of the second of several pilot inspections at the turn of the year.”

Leadership, Governance in Higher Education (The News-International, May 24, 2016) “Globalisation and transnational education demand rapid changes and adaptation in terms of structure, methodology, operations and procedures.”