Credential Fraud and Diploma Mills: A Growing and Global Challenge

Date: Jan 11, 2022
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am (PST)
Format: Vitual
Hosted By: BCCIE and Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute Inc.
Cost: Free


Join BCCIE and Academic Credential Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI) for the Credential Fraud and Diploma Mills: A Growing and Global Challenge webinar.

As the growth of online programs and MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) change the higher education landscape and the global pandemic pushes many institutions to offer their courses online, doors have further open for the diploma mills to step in and sell their unaccredited online courses and degree programs. Their marketing tactics can be very persuasive. Learn about what red flags to look out for to make sure you are not working with unlicensed schools offering fraudulent programming.

In this webinar we will define important concepts, discuss suggested methodology, and provide real-world samples and case studies to provide an understanding of the credential fraud issue and a basic road map of what to do about it.

Join ACEI’s President & CEO, Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert and Senior International Credential Evaluator, Zina Rumleanscaia, as they share examples of unaccredited schools and programs and take you on a journey into the dark underbelly of the world’s largest and most profitable diploma mill.

Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert
Jasmin is the founder, President and CEO of Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI). She is a published author and speaker on world education systems and advises institutions and organizations on emerging markets, credential evaluation standards and building global pathways initiatives. She has served as chaired of committees of professional associations such as NAFSA: Association of International Educators, AACRAO, and AICE.

Jasmin holds a BA in Political Science from the University of San Diego and MBA from Pepperdine University. Currently, she is the Chair of the International Education Standards Council that oversees the country profiles and credential advice for AACRAO’s Electronic Database on Global Education (EDGE). She is also the President of the Board of Directors of the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE), a non-profit professional association for credential evaluation service providers in the U.S.

Zina Rumleanscaia
Zina is the Senior International Credential Evaluator at ACEI and is also part of ACEI’s Training Corps. She has nearly two decades of experience in comparative education, including research and evaluation of international educational credentials. Zina holds the Diploma de Licenta in Modern Languages from Balti State University “A. Russo”, Moldova. She received the Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship and earned the Master of Education in Higher Education Administration degree from the University of Massachusetts (UMASS). Zina is a native speaker of Russian and Romanian, possesses near-native English, advanced French and intermediate Arabic language proficiency.

Deadline for registration is 10:00 am (PST) on January 11, 2022.

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