The Envisage Pick of the Week this time around is all about agents. Yesterday the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Commission on International Student Recruitment released its long-awaited report. The Commission was formed in 2011 in response to serious division within NACAC membership over its proposed intent to clamp down on its existing ban on using commission-based agents for international recruiting. The Commission recommends modifying NACAC’s position from an outright ban to a non-binding recommendation against the use of educational agents paid on a commission basis for international recruiting – a significant shift. Read the press release on the report here: http://www.nacacnet.org/
Part of the discussion on the use of agents has focused on professionalizing and holding responsible agents for improper behavior. The Not-so-Foreign folks complained of a lack of disciplinary teeth for the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) for any misbehavior by agents in this week’s blog post, setting off a heated defense of AIRC’s function and value. Read the post and the responses here: http://www.notsoforeign.com/a-bogus-blessing-accrediting-education-agents/
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