International Enrollment Management (IEM)


Developing Admissions and Evaluation Procedures for Students with Non-Verifiable Documentation - (WS21)

Monday, May 29
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LACC, Room 409B

Member Fee: $355.00 | Non-member Fee: $482.00

Students from countries in conflict are at a serious educational disadvantage without proper academic documentation. This workshop offers insights into developing evaluation procedures for populations with non-verifiable credentials. Examine case studies from Europe and the United States to foster solutions appropriate for your own institution.

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Marybeth Gruenewald

Director of Global Initiatives
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)

With over 25 years of experience in the comparative education field, Marybeth Gruenewald has organized and presented conference sessions and workshops on the educational systems of many world regions, as well as presentations regarding fraudulent documentation issues, forensics of fraud detection, diploma mills, institutional accreditation, transnational education issues, resources for foreign credential analysis, and international admissions management topics. She has been a frequent presenter at EducationUSA regional advising conferences as well as the NAFSA Annual Conference, various NAFSA Regional conferences, EAIE, IACAC, NAGAP, and CIS Forum yearly events. She served three years as the admissions representative for the NAFSA Region V Team and from 2004-2007 served as the national admissions and credential evaluation coordinator for the Recruitment, Admissions, and Preparation Knowledge Community. As a NAFSA Trainer Corps member, she taught hundreds of newcomers in the Foreign Educational Credentials Analysis Workshop. She is a member of the EAIE Professional Development Committee. At ECE, she oversees the external training programs, including the e-Learning program, engages in marketing initiatives, participates in social media, as well as liaises with various external organizations to enhance the field of credential evaluation.


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Marina Malgina

Head of Section, NOKUT

Marina Malgina is a Head of Section for interview-based evaluations in the Department of Foreign Education at NOKUT / Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education / Norwegian ENIC-NARIC. She has been leading NOKUTs work in developing and implementing the recognition procedures supporting forced migrants' opportunities for access to further studies and work since 2010. Since 2015 she is involved in development of the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees - scheme and is a content coordinator in the EQPR-project led by the Council of Europe. Prior to that she has several years’ experience as a credential evaluator and a university lecturer.


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Jeannine E. Bell

Sr. Assistant Director Of Admissions
University of Colorado-Boulder

Jeanie Bell is Senior Assistant Director of International Admissions in the Office of Admissions, University of Colorado Boulder. She has lead international admissions teams at US universities, set standards for international academic admissions, has recruited students, and trained staff in credential evaluation and immigration processing. Professionally active in international education since 1986, her accomplishments include presenting and chairing sessions in Europe, Asia and North America. She has held a variety of committee positions at NAFSA, including the Subcommittee on Ethical Practice and Trainer Corps. In addition, she has been active in various professional organizations including TAICEP, EAIE, AACRAO, OACAC and the Global Leadership League. She is past Vice-President of Membership for The Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals (TAICEP). She received her Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver.


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Ceren Genc

Head of Centre
Study Group

Ceren Genc is the Head of Centre of StudyGroup, Holland ISC, Groningen division. Ms. Genc holds a Bsc. Degree in International Relations. She is responsible for planning and day to day management & coordination of ISC administrative & teaching activities. This includes ensuring the development of the ISC as a community with a goals of offering an excellent student and study experience with high student progression. Her expertise is on Bologna Process and International student recruitment. While working closely with the Turkish Higher Education, she has invited several lectures on "Internationalization and Quality in Mobility. Moreover, being a Turkish national with an experience of more than a decade in the education sector has allowed her to build up a network of experts in Turkey and worldwide, which she believes will assist the people who have the right to have a quality education. She is a member of EAIE since 2009 and she is the resource person of Admission and Recognition Committee since September 2015. EAIE's Rising Star Award Winner in 2016.


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