overnight, Huang Zhongqiang diploma from Dickinson State University in the United States seems to have become worthless.
against this in the United States, North Dakota colleges and universities, the state education regulatory agencies recently issued an internal review of the report. According to the report description, Dickinson State University seems to have become one specifically for international students to create the “diploma mills”. This “factory” where 96 percent of the students from China and the rest from Russia.
The report noted that this university degree in international projects for nine consecutive years, “production” out of the 410 bachelor’s degree, which documents are available, only 10 actually completing all courses; admission does not meet the admission requirements students are commonplace, even if the Chinese students had submitted false transcripts can also be “exceptional admission”.
now carefully recall to participate in the Ins and Outs of this international project, Huang Zhongqiang found their own caught in a complex international fraud.dual-degree students institutions recommended
China. “100 percent U.S. admission, a one hundred percent of the returning”
in March 2010, Huang Zhongqiang junior at Central University of Nationalities from the school website to see the dual degree program at Dickinson State University, USA. Soon after, the U.S. Vice-Chancellor of the university tall, face Hal Haynes, smile, and its offices in China, “Jiang Zhuren a long-haired young lady, who went to the Central University for Nationalities.
Haynes and Jiang Zhuren said Dickinson State University in the United States have the “certification” of the three authorities, students only need to learn three years at the Central University for Nationalities, to the United States to study for one year, graduation The two schools were awarded the diplomas.For the younger, to the “cultural melting pot experience some, no doubt very attractive.
In fact, across the ocean, the U.S. public universities and inconspicuous. School in 1918, was originally a Teachers College until 1987, before the formal university status. However, after transoceanic over the sea to come to China, the Dickinson State University has been unprecedented “sought after”.
2003, 19 Chinese universities continue cooperation with the school to launch international projects. American universities are usually sent to principals, the president’s visit, signed a cooperation agreement with Chinese universities. Signing site often linked to China and the United States flag, solemn ceremony. Almost no one doubts the quality of such an international project.
Huangzhong Jiang recalled, enroll in the dual degree program, the Dickinson State University Office led “the various steps of the application. In accordance with the requirements of the transcripts, proof of English proficiency documents scanned into the electronic version, sent to the Office of the e-mail.to
“the achievements they have no expectations, the English do not need IELTS, TOEFL, and even 4-6 certificates do not have to, as long as I go to find a professor of English Department, sign name on it.” Huangzhong Jiang said, he was already exam, TOEFL, but can not come in handy.
3 months after this group of nine students enrolled all the United States eligible for.
such a situation is not alone. Before year Haynes access to Suzhou University Institute of Technology, praised the hospital Dickinson State University “gold partners, because the hospital recommended dual-degree students 100% U.S. accepted 100% by the U.S. visa 100 percent complete a double degree in learning tasks, one hundred percent of the returning “.
until the North Dakota State University system and the Commission on Higher Education to jointly investigate a Dickinson State University, the perfect co-operation was only 11 exposed.
review of the results officially announced on February 10, 2012, report up to 40. After a complete review of the past nine years to participate in the dual-degree programs for all students file, the survey found that at least 15 students did not meet the minimum requirements of the project provisions, was easily admitted, and many students did not submit a TOEFL or IELTS to prove.
Subsequently, Dickinson State University for 25 enrollment of Chinese students re-take the TOEFL test, found that the results of 21 of them to reach the requirements for enrollment.
reason for all this, is the continuous degradation of the various departments of the Dickinson State University program a long time. “The report notes that” some of the procedures to be abandoned, and some monitoring has been deliberately ignored. “
However, this is not the truth all the clues of the investigation the context of the problem have brought back the Chinese. The report notes that students come into contact with an intermediary in the application claiming to be employees of the Dickinson State University. “All the files of the Chinese students have passed through these intermediaries, and Dickinson State University” almost does not receive any official documents directly from the Chinese institutions.the
In particular, the report stressed that a lot of problems intermediary Chinese students coming from electronic transcripts, transcripts of some of the students printed the name of the two universities, or they forgot to delete the name of a template, or a simple copy the other students’ transcripts.intermediary named only
report “Dickinson State University Office, the end of the file attached to the offices of two business cards emblazoned with the Office of the Website. The reporter found that the site has not opened, but Baidu Snapshot feature, you can see two employees of the offices have accompanied the high-level visits of Dickinson State University colleges and universities in China.
reporters call the phone number on which a business card. The women answered the phone claiming to be the owner of the only business card, “a friend”, then hang up. The other phones on the card can not be connected.
the temptation of the enrollment figures, the whole school for students given the green light
In fact, the United States soon, Huang Zhongqiang vaguely feel this international project “deceptive”. In the spring of 2011, a new batch of Chinese students to Dickinson State University enrolled. Huang Zhongqiang found that some students from Cambridge University, Xi’an Siyuan University, the school name to make him feel very strange.
Huang Zhongqiang do not know, Dickinson State University has been caught in the admissions scandal. One had to attend an academic conference of researchers stumbled on the school as a freshmen, thus exposing the school to the problem of false enrollment figures. To the school in 2010, meeting 180 people participated in short-term workshops are as a college freshman to calculate the university of the 2500 students, freshmen enrollment rates suddenly soared to 7 percent.
the past few years, the shortage of students has become a major problem in colleges and universities. The small town of Dixon in the United States, the oil industry is booming, compared to college, many young people are more willing to join the paid oil workers in the ranks.in March 2008, President Richard Mark Carlin has just assumed office, took a major goal of expanding enrollment as a school. According to U.S. media reports, Mark Carlin regularly convened meeting, the school enrollment number of officials reporting to him and threatened subordinates if the enrollment target is able to fulfill their jobs at stake. Compared to the United States, the greater biogenic market apparently far away as China. March 2010 and April 2011, the principals twice to China tour visited a number of Chinese institutions, including the Beijing Jiaotong University, Taiyuan University of Technology, Northwest A & F University, Animal Science and Technology Institute, and so on. Visit after a tour, Richard Costly to bring the school basketball team to China to exchange. School auditors recently found that this basketball team’s trip to China to give schools the financial part of the deficit.
the past few years, many states are cutting higher education funding. Philip Altbach, Boston College International Higher Education Director of the Center, some American public schools, international cooperation is also motivated by profit. “They need to develop sources of income.” Altbach said.
international projects in China, the U.S. principal enrollment plan and smooth all the way.In addition to the undergraduate college, the number of tertiary institutions would also like to share. According to the review report, the Dickinson State University from 2008 to set up similar to the dual degree program enhancement projects, Taiyuan University of Technology signed a cooperation agreement with the school, but was found to participate in the project is not the undergraduates, but to from Taiyuan University of Technology college courses (students). ” Dickinson State University in the past few years, have these students as “official undergraduate students admitted, and then grant them an undergraduate degree.
reporters found that this project in the country has been translated into the “Upgrading project. Jincheng College of Sichuan University Center for International Exchange said on its website, this project through the “3 +1″ or “2 +2″ model to allow students to obtain the diploma of the Chinese University and Dickinson State University bachelor’s degree.‘s commitment to education agents and the acquiescence of the Dickinson State University, after the United States of Chinese students and even free to change the professional. Huang Zhongqiang studying marketing in China, to the United States to select a financial professional, some students even choose to a greater span different disciplines, such as jump Communication Finance. The report said, which means that many students read only one year of a professional course, to get “the equivalent of four years of academic degree certificates.
report revealed that Dickinson State University Head of Department had at least twice to the Presidency and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, expressed his concerns about these international projects, but the school never to take action. In fact, under the temptation of the enrollment figures, the whole school for students given the green light.
survey found that in some courses, the results of the students were almost all A, some students hanging branches has also been given the privilege, the transcript does not leave any stain, next term rehabilitation is.the previous nine years
, the number of these international projects diploma rising from 2003 to 2008, only awarded 35 diplomas, but the diplomas issued in the next four years, the total soared to 559. Followed by a declining quality. The report pointed out that in the 410-degree certificate has been issued, the 400 students lacking credits or results files.all the institutions of the
want to join the wave of internationalization, but they do not know how to control their own
In China, the many institutions of higher learning also turn a blind eye to the underlying problem of the Dickinson State University.
false enrollment figures incident was exposed in August, 2011, the colleges and universities in the United States has been widely questioned. Soon after, President Mark Carlin was ordered to resign.
but in the next few months, Dickinson State University in China is still active. In August 2011, September, November, the school and Hengyang Normal University, Hunan Institute of Technology, Dalian Neusoft Institute of Information signed a cooperation agreement in December, the Vice-Chancellor also visited the Taiyuan University of Technology, made on the Dickinson State University of globalization “speech.
no one seems to know, across the ocean, the university’s “globalization” has led to the suspicion of the regulatory bodies. After months of investigation and review of the report is officially released in the United States until recently, the Chinese public opinion was in an uproar.the
a time, Dickinson State University, some Chinese media reports as “grouse”, “fake university”, it is subsequently discovered, the school is recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education authentic American University. The person in charge of the Ministry of Education, said in an interview with reporters on the 16th, the Ministry of Education has asked the Embassy in the United States Education Department to verify the situation.in the United States, the report also triggered an uproar. The report was released the same day, the Dickinson State University into chaos. The conference site, the school education, business, and Dean of the College of Applied Science was found absent, this unusual move immediately caused the school’s attention. Police rushed to the Dean family, Dean has been with a rifle barefoot leave home, the school is a panic, the end of the conference in advance, the campus was blocked.
Ultimately, this president was found shot and committed suicide in his car. Right now, there is no evidence directly linked to suicide and report of the Dean, but mentioned in the report a number of international students studying at the president in charge of the College. Report is released, the university Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, submitted his resignation, but have not made any statement about the reasons for his resignation.
report pointed out that confusion Dickinson State University international project is likely to lead to the U.S. Department of Education, the State Council, the Department of Homeland Security to its sanctions. School of Public Relations Officer Maria Moore interview with the China Youth Daily reporter said that the university is working with these departments to contact the verification of the school’s policy to comply with federal regulations.
Moore also said that the Dickinson State University will continue to work with Chinese institutions, but all cooperation agreement has been suspended pending review. In addition, the school will personally recruit international students is no longer commissioned intermediaries.
a fog, the voice of the reflection has been sounded. American higher education experts have begun to raise questions: Today, more and more American universities to develop the international cooperation, but in the end who will monitor these international projects? Who can guarantee that qualified in the quality of the projects carried out from the main campus thousands of miles away?
“wave of international fire, all the institutions want to join in an interview with U.S. media, Altbach said,” but they often do not know what he was doing, just plunge right in, do not know how to control themselves. “
face of increasing international project, the consensus views of these experts is: U.S. certification bodies lack the resources to monitor most of the time, they have no power to regulate, because only a handful of Americans to participate in such projects. U.S. state power, because of these international projects are not residents of the service state.
When problems arise, the student has become the most immediate victims. International students are a vulnerable group, they do not know their own powers and responsibilities, overseas often Buganshengzhang. “American professor of international higher education Jason Rehn said that the U.S. media.
now, feeling “deceived” Huang Zhongqiang do not know what else to do. He has been waiting for the Dickinson State University to give him an explanation. “This relates to the reputation of our students, relating to the genuineness of our degree,” said Huang Zhongqiang.
another girl who took part in the international project of Dickinson State University on the Baidu Post Bar post, calling for students to express the true feelings of these are American Universities, “our poor power to reverse the media Connecticut Sen negative reports. ”
Dickinson State University, said U.S. regulators temporarily do not intend to withdraw has been awarded the degree, but Huang Zhongqiang feel themselves “in the United States a year of effort has been completely ruled out the”. In his resume, his experience of studying at Dickinson State University to completely remove and avoid “People thought I was bad faith”.