Fraudulent Academic Credentials



The AACRAO International Guide: A Resource for International Education Professionals
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The AACRAO International Guide: A Resource for International Education Professionals
Table of Contents and Introduction
$110 Members/$158 Non-Members; 2016; Item #0146
Also available on: Amazon Kindle
This updated edition of the AACRAO International Guide is a comprehensive resource providing higher education professionals a solid foundation of knowledge in the field of international education. Thirty-seven chapters cover a multitude of topics, including comprehensive internationalization, recruiting and promoting the success of international students, working with agents, establishing dual and joint degree programs, fighting fraud, and hosting pre-arrival events in home countries. Also included are seven chapters on best practices for external and in-house international transfer credit evaluations, along with four case studies and six country studies.


AACRAO 2016 Academic Record and Transcript Guide
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AACRAO 2016 Academic Record and Transcript Guide
Table of Contents and Introduction
$75 Members/$108 Non-Members; 2015; Item #0144
Also available on: Amazon Kindle
For over 70 years AACRAO has provided up-to-date guidance and best practices on keeping, protecting, and disseminating student records and transcript information. The AACRAO 2016 Academic Record and Transcript Guide continues this trend, aiding registrars in their task of preserving the integrity of their institution’s academic records. Recommendations for the placement of 54 database and transcript components are provided, along with discussions of current issues including name and gender changes, notating disciplinary actions, and the use of social security numbers in the database and on the transcript. Chapters also cover the transcription of nontraditional work and continuing education unit records, transcript services, legal considerations, the security of student records, and tips for recognizing and combatting fraudulent transcripts.


The Transfer Handbook: Promoting Student Success
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The Transfer Handbook: Promoting Student Success
Table of Contents and Introduction
$80 Members/$115 Non-Members; 2015; Item #0143
Also available on: Amazon Kindle
Recent research shows that over one-third of students transfer at least once before earning their bachelor’s degree, many also crossing state lines in the process. In response to this growing trend, AACRAO is pleased to present The Transfer Handbook: Promoting Student Success, a comprehensive look at the data, practices, and regulations that surround efficiently serving transfer students. Thirty-three authors have collaborated to provide recommendations for admissions, advising, enrollment, financial aid, registrar, and retention professionals who work with transfer students.


Counterfeit Diplomas and Transcripts
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Counterfeit Diplomas and Transcripts
Table of Contents and Introduction
$60 Members/$80 Non-Members; Allen Ezell; 2008; Item #0121
Are your institution's diplomas and transcripts for sale? Counterfeit Diplomas and Transcripts gives educators the tools needed to aggressively protect the legitimacy of their documents, while helping employers evaluate credentials of new hires. Researched and authored by Allen Ezell as part of an AACRAO initiative, this publication introduces readers to the security printing methods and online marketing techniques used by counterfeiters worldwide, arming campus officials and employers for the intricacies of recognizing and handling counterfeit academic documents. Ezell also explores existing state and federal statutes that may provide relief against injury done to institutions by document counterfeiters.


Academic Dishonesty: Developing and Implementing Institutional Policy
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Academic Dishonesty: Developing and Implementing Institutional Policy
Table of Contents and Introduction
$35 Members/$50 Non-Members; Dennis Bricault; 2007; Item #0117
Drawing heavily from current literature, case law, and a survey of fifty-two North Park University faculty members, this publication provides an overview of academic dishonesty, paying particular attention to associated legal aspects. The guide defines the types and range of academic dishonesty; examines the causes and manifestations of dishonest behavior; analyzes the legal issues affecting academic misconduct: case law, due process, the content and communication of policies, sanctions, prevention, and detection; and provides guidance for administrators and faculty for assessing and restructuring their institutional policies and procedures.


The Impact of Bologna and Three-year Degrees on U.S. Admissions: A Focus on Europe, Australia and the United Kingdom
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The Impact of Bologna and Three-year Degrees on U.S. Admissions: A Focus on Europe, Australia and the United Kingdom
Table of Contents and Introduction
$28 $17 Members/$40 $24 Non-Members; 2007; Item #0116
Increasingly, U.S. and other North American graduate and professional schools are finding it necessary to assess their admissions policies regarding international applicants with three-year bachelor's degrees. This monograph captures the presentations and discussions among participants from a November 2006 symposium coordinated by AACRAO in partnership with the Australian Department of Education, Science, and Training; the British Council United States; and the German Academic Exchange Service. The questions and issues raised at the symposium are discussed in this monograph, particularly as they relate to international student mobility; ways in which the adoption of three-year degrees–especially in Europe and Australia–affect U.S. admissions policies and practices; the Bologna Process and Europe's progress toward developing EU-wide three-year degrees.


Accreditation Mills
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Accreditation Mills
Table of Contents and Introduction
$55 Members/$75 Non-Members; Allen Ezell; 2007; Item #0115
Accreditation Mills is the first publication of its kind to explore the growing influence and threat of accreditation fraud. The author, Allen Ezell , a previous contributor to Guide to Bogus Institutions and Documents and co-author of Degree Mills, uses his expertise and experiences as an FBI agent to create a comprehensive guide that will prepare you to recognize and expose bogus mills. The book gives a historical perspective of the problem, explores the relationship between degree mills and accreditation mills, and defines tactics used by mills to deceive the public. Accreditation Mills not only cites case-studies, and undercover operations, but also gives detailed examples of how individuals and groups have made a positive stand in the fight against degree mills and accreditation mills. Appendices, including a valuable list of state and federal authorities and specific names of false accreditors, can be utilized to protect institutions from becoming victims of fraud.


Guide to Bogus Institutions and Documents
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Guide to Bogus Institutions and Documents
Table of Contents and Introduction
$45 $27 Members/$60 $36 Non-Members; Ann M. Koenig, Jessica Montgomery and LesLee Stedman; 2006; Item #4008
This addition to the AACRAO library of international publications will give you the information and tools needed to face and fight the complex battle against the problem of bogus universities and degree fraud. This book will inform you about the issues, help you to learn techniques to detect bogus institutions and documents, offer guidelines in handling cases of fraud, help you to prevent your institution or organization from becoming a victim of fraud, and give you confidence in discussing all of these issues with colleagues and superiors. Contributing authors include AACRAO's International Education Services staff: Ann M. Koenig, Jessica Montgomery and LesLee Stedman. Other contributing authors include Eva-Angela Adan Edward Devlin, John Bear, Alan Contreras, Alan Ezell and Jane Yahr Shepard.


The Registrar's Guide: Evolving Best Practices in Records and Registration
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The Registrar's Guide: Evolving Best Practices in Records and Registration
Table of Contents and Introduction
$95 Members/$130 Non-Members; Barbara Lauren; 2006; Item #0110
The Registrar's Guide: Evolving Best Practices in Records and Registration is the first comprehensive guide to the registrar's profession to be published in 27 years. Its 35 chapters address a variety of responsibilities, ranging from registration and academic scheduling to detecting credentials fraud and implementing student information systems; preparing for commencement and preparing for accreditation; project management and "Budgeting for Registrars." Other chapters address the work of the registrar in various settings, including small colleges, community colleges, graduate schools, and law, medical and theology schools. The book also contains overviews of FERPA, the Solomon Amendment, and an Appendix of Information Sources on additional compliance matters.