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  1. Duck, Duck, Deduce Learn How to Research International Credentials

  2. Peggy Bell Hendrickson • University of North Texas • Shelby L. Cearley • Texas Tech University • Ann Rahmat • University of North Texas

  3. Overview • Questions • Free Stuff • Paid Stuff • Lists • Tips • Q & A

  4. Questions to Consider • What’s the difference between accreditation and recognition? • What does it mean to have legal authorization to operate as a business? • What’s the difference between unaccredited schools and diploma mills?

  5. Free Stuff • Websites • Mailing Lists • Contacts • Your Research Database • Research Handouts

  6. Free Stuff – Websites • Ministries of Education websites • ECE archives • WES research site & WENR • Chronicle of Higher Ed website • Eurydice • Inter-l archives • Int’l Association of Universities

  7. Free Stuff – Contacts • ADSEC/OSEAS Advisors • Education USA Advisors • Fulbright Advisors • IREX Advisors • REACs • Conference presenters on topic • Mailing list responders

  8. Free Stuff – Mailing Lists • Inter-l yahoo group • ECE mailing list • WENR mailing list • State Int’l educators list • State AACRAO mailing list • NAFSA’s wRAP Up • NAFSA Region III

  9. Free Stuff – Your Database • Keep records • Save it in an electronic form from emails, websites • Make notebooks for materials • Agency evaluations • Make backups • Organize so you’ll use it

  10. Free Stuff – Handouts • Handouts we’re giving you • About 100 pages of resources • Alphabetical by country • Includes priced and free info • No out-of-print items • Only via email

  11. Free Stuff – Handout Example Afghanistan. • Free: Asian Network Information Center (ASNIC). University of Texas at Austin website: http://asnic.utexas.edu/asnic.html • Free: International Association of Universities online database: Education Systems and List of Universities. http://www.unesco.org/iau/onlinedatabases/index.html • Free: International Bureau of Education Country Dossiers. UNESCO website: http://www.ibe.unesco.org/countries/countrydossiers.htm • Free: Middle East Network Information Center (MENIC). University of Texas at Austin website: http://menic.utexas.edu/menic/Countries_and_Regions/ • Free: Strategic Action Plan for the Development in Higher Education in Afghanistan. Ministry of Higher Education, 2004. http://www.ands.gov.af/admin/ands/goa/upload/UploadFolder/Strategic%20action%20plan%20for%20the%20development%20of%20Higher%20education%20in%20Afghanistan.pdf

  12. Paid Stuff • Books • Products/Services • Conferences • Help

  13. Paid Stuff – Books • Countries • Regions • Equivalencies/Placement Recommendations • Diploma Mills

  14. Paid Stuff – Products/Services • World Higher Education Database (WHED) • Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE) • Guide to Education Systems CD • Subscriptions • Training

  15. Paid Stuff – Conferences • NAFSA regional, national • AACRAO state, regional, national • State international education meetings • Local college/university consortiums

  16. Paid Stuff – Help • Half.com • Ebay • Amazon wish list • Library • Ask for recommendations

  17. Lists • Top 10 free items • Top 10 paid items • Things I’d save from a burning building

  18. Top 10 Free Things • Inter-l yahoo group • International Association of Universities website • Library • Local & national gurus • Ministry of Education

  19. Top 10 Free Things cont. • NAFSA Admissions Newsletter • Search engine • State international education list • WES website • WENR mailing list & site

  20. Top 10 Paid Things • Chinese Universities & Colleges • EDGE Membership • Foreign Education Credentials Required • Guide to Educational Systems around the World • Guide to Higher Education in Africa

  21. Top 10 Paid Things cont. • India PIER book • International Handbook of Universities • Japanese Colleges and Universities • New Country Index • New Independent States & the Baltic

  22. Save from a Burning Building • Chinese College & Universities • Int’l Handbook of Universities • New Country Index • New Independent States & Baltic • WHED CD • Research backups

  23. Tips • Pay attention to who’s responding to mailing lists • “Show your work” when asking or answering • Save the answers even if they’re not your questions (yet) • Search – don’t recreate the wheel & don’t make others do it

  24. Tips • Summarize the responses you receive to help others • Always be polite and respectful • Make friends with the lists • Create a “you need to get this info” letter/email for applicants • Private agencies can point you in the right direction

  25. Q & A • What’s on your mind?