Toward effective practice: discouraging degree mills in higher education

Authors: 
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (USA)
Organisation(s): 
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (USA); UNESCO
Imprint: Washington, D.C., CHEA, 2009
Collation: 16 p.
Notes: Incl. bibl.

Degree mills are and will continue to be a significant international problem for students, employers, the public, legitimate providers of higher education and accreditation/quality assurance and national governments. The suggestions offered here are intended to promote an international dialogue leading to effective international practice to address this important issue. To ignore degree mills is to undermine the capacity of countries to meet expanding demands for access while assuring high-quality education. To ignore degree mills reduces opportunity for students and countries to use the benefits of education to participate effctively in the international community

Higher education
Academic fraud, Diploma mills, Access to education, Educational management, Central administration, Examinations and diplomas, Quality assurance and accreditation, Students, Student behaviour