academic corruption

Academic Fraud, Corruption, and Implications for Credential Assessment

From contract cheating and plagiarism to the fraudulent licensing of institutions, academic corruption and fraud create very real problems for institutions. We discuss common types of misconduct and effective remedies.


Tagged with: ,
Posted in Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Credential Evaluation Issues, Special Issue

Diploma Mills: 9 Strategies for Tackling One of Higher Education’s Most Wicked Problems

The black market for fraudulent degrees, diplomas, and credentials has enormous economic and social consequences. Despite the wicked nature of the problem, here are 9 strategies for mitigating the negative impact of diploma mills.


Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Accreditation and Quality Assurance

Georgia: A Post-Soviet Model for Fighting Academic Corruption

In post-soviet Georgia, policy reform has virtually extinguished bribery and other forms of corruption in public services, including higher education – an achievement that could serve as a model for other post-Communist countries.


Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Credential Evaluation Issues, Europe, Special Issue

Understanding the Causes and Social Costs of Academic Corruption

What global and local macro-trends contribute to corruption in academia? How are individuals, higher education institutions, and civil society affected?


Tagged with: ,
Posted in Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Credential Evaluation Issues, Enrollment & Recruiting, Special Issue