Discussion in 'Ongoing Teacher Development' started by ttompatz, 6 Jan 2017.
A Peek Inside the Strange World of Fake Academia - NYTimes.com
This just makes me incredibly angry, not simply because these people are predatory frauds aiming to make money under false pretenses, but also because it belittles the work of true academics and professionals who put in a great deal of work to establish themselves in their fields.
I've personally worked with someone here in Bangkok with multiple fake degrees, including a "doctorate" from one of the biggest diploma mills in the world...which he proudly puts on his 10-page résumé. Despite this being publicized at one point and forwarded to multiple government officials, complete with photocopied evidence and references, he still holds a prominent position in a graduate institute. He regularly participates in "conferences" like the ones described in this article and passes off the costs to his employer.
What makes it most frustrating is that his previous employers, after finding out about his background, whitewashed their records to make it seem like he never had any connection to them rather than take any action.
^^Excellent article...and, for those of us who actually take the time to glance at some of the spam we receive, entertaining.
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