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CSU Institutes Comprehensive Background Check Policy

Posted by Accurate Background on October 12, 2015

Several California State University campuses recently announced the adoption of a statewide CSU background check policy across the school system. Chico State, California State University San Bernardino, and Cal Poly Pomona recently published articles on the new policy and their partnership with Accurate Background to background check all final candidates for new hire, as well as current employees where appropriate.

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Topics: Higher Education

Identifying Diploma Mills

Posted by Accurate Background on March 8, 2014

Online schools and distance learning courses are becoming increasingly popular with people who want to earn their degree and diploma with more ease and convenience than a traditional school environment. Diploma mills are cashing in on this popularity and can present a problem for employers trying to verify an applicant’s or employee’s degree. Background screening is an important tool for identifying “fake” degrees awarded by diploma mills.

Webster’s Third International Dictionary defines a diploma mill as “an institution of higher education operating without supervision of a state or professional agency and granting diplomas which are either fraudulent or, because of the lack of proper standards, worthless.” Diploma mills also grant false high school diplomas and GEDs.

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Topics: Higher Education

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