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June 2018 - Beverly Hills, CA

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US universities woo Chinese students with new admission program

The University of New Hampshire in the United States says it will start accepting scores from the Chinese higher education entrance exam, making it the first flagship state school in the US to evaluate Chinese applicants using the results from that exam, known as the Gaokao. To read more, click here.



University upgrade of teacher training colleges

As part of efforts to improve the quality of teacher training in Ghana, all Colleges of Education are to be upgraded to University Colleges and will offer a four-year Bachelor of Education degree with effect from the 2018-19 academic year,
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Requiring a PhD degree for teaching positions in Universities from July 2021

In an effort to attract and retain top quality teachers and other academic staff in universities and colleges, the University Grants Commission announced that from July 2021, a PhD qualification will be mandatory for teaching positions in universities in India. To read more, click here.



60 universities in alleged fake degree scandal

Cyber crime sleuths have unearthed startling facts in the case of the Pakistani national who was recently arrested for illegally obtaining an Indian passport and staying in Hyderabad in India, saying that according to a diary in his possession, 60 universities in India are allegedly implicated in a fake certificates scandal. To read more, click here



Minister proposes an extra year for university students

On May 8, at a recent retreat for the Governing Council of Federal Universities, in a bid to address the country’s graduate unemployment crisis, the Minister of State for Education proposed students in Nigeria may have to spend an extra year at university to obtain the necessary skills required for the labor market. To read more, click here.



S. Korea Government approves student exchanges with North Korea

South Korea’s Ministry of Unification in Seoul has given the go ahead for students at the country’s top university to discuss academic exchanges with North Korea’s Kim Il Sung University, with the hope that regular exchanges and joint projects can be set up between the two most prestigious universities of North and South Korea. To read more, click here.



Academics for Peace Continue to face imprisonment and censorship

A group of academics formed the initiative called Academics for Peace in 2012 to monitor the peace process between Turkey and the Kurdish Worker’s Party and to contribute to the search for a peaceful solution from an academic perspective. Over 2,000 academics signed the petition and have faced backlash from the Turkish government.
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Universities chastised for unconditional offers to prospective students

It has been claimed school pupils are being told by universities that they don’t need to finish their A-levels.
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Feds Plan Accreditation Experimentation

The U.S. Department of Education is preparing to take a “deep dive” into accreditation, Diane Auer Jones, a special adviser to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, said Tuesday, June 19, 2018. “What we hear from both faculty and employers is that [accreditation] is always going to hold innovation back,” said Jones. The department announced earlier this year that it is planning to amend federal rules related to accrediting agencies and accreditation procedures through negotiated rule making. To read more, click here.


Third Party Pathway Programs

Third-party pathway programs have a wide range of academic and financial models. Here's an overview and some of the key corporate players. To read more, click here.


Future of jobs in and out of academe

The main difference between the higher education industry and other industries is the future and whether it's looking up. To read more, click here.




June 28, 2018 – NAFSA’s LA PIER: Los Angeles Professional International Education Roundtable Summer Meeting, ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA
ACEI’s Senior Vice President & COO, Alan Saidi, will be attending the LA PIER Summer Meeting to discuss topics related to Homeland Security Investigations concerning international students, Career Development for International Students and Educating Employers, and Advocacy for International Students. For more information, click here.

July 8-9, 2018 – AACRAO Technology and Transfer Conference
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, MN
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July 16-20, 2018 – Summer Institute for International Admissions
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Hyatt Arlington, Arlington, VA
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July 26-27, 2018 – Data Informed Decisionmaking
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Washington, DC
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July 27, 2018 – Mini NAFSA Regions XII (S. District) Conference
ACEI’s President & CEO, Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert, will be presenting a session on “An Evaluator’s Guide to Institutional Recognition and Accreditation” at the Southern District, NAFSA Region XII Conference on July 27th at Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA. For more information, click here.



Digital Delivery of Evaluation Reports: SecurePathway©:

ACEI is a proud signatory of the Groningen Declaration Network which “seeks common ground in best serving the academic and professional mobility needs of citizens worldwide by bringing together key stakeholders in the Digital Student Data Ecosystem.” For the past two years, ACEI has committed itself to this shared mission through the introduction of SecurePathway©, an ACEI proprietary digital platform for the secure delivery of official evaluation reports and supporting educational credentials. For information on ACEI’s SecurePathway©.

Signing up with ACEI’s SecurePathway©, is free and does not cost the institutions any fees. To receive ACEI expert reports and certified academic credentials via SecurePathway©, complete this form.



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