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A Few Bad Apples: Diploma Mills and Fraudulent Academic Credentials MS Word PDF - Although diploma mills claim to be institutions of higher education, they exist for profit only and grant fraudulent degrees, diplomas or other academic credentials without requiring degree recipients to obtain proper qualifications. Both students and employers need to have some protection. Protections for consumers and protections for employers are highlighted in this ECS State Note. (Mallory Dose, Education Commission of the States, June 2009)...

Toward Effective Practice: Discouraging Degree Mills in Higher Education - Actions are suggested to assist in fighting the growing international presence of degree mills. They are offered as advice and guidance, not mandates, and provide an array of ambitious initiatives to be considered by higher education and quality assurance leaders, national governments and international bodies. (Council for Higher Education Accreditation, May 2009)...

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