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The NACAC Decision, Agents, and
International Student Recruitment
October 3rd, 2013
Presentation By:
Todd Worsham and
Ma...
2
Introductions
• Markus Badde, CEO
• World leader in agent
training and certification.
• Conducts events to bring
educato...
3
Agenda
• NACAC and Education Agents
• Education Agents
• International Recruitment and Marketing
• Wrap Up and Q&A
4
What is NACAC?
The National Association for College Admission Counseling
(NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of...
5
What is NACAC?
6
What is NACAC?
7
What is NACAC?
8
What is NACAC?
9
NACAC and Public Policy
• August 2010 NACAC testifies before
Senate HELP Committee.
• Focused on incentive based
recruit...
10
NACAC and International Recruitment
• SPGP States: …members will “not offer or accept any reward
or remuneration from a...
11
NACAC and International Recruitment
• March 2011 – NACAC suggests formally banning incentive
compensation for recruitme...
12
Some were happy about the proposed ban…
13
Others were not…
14
For or Against and Why?
Against Using Agents
• Incentive compensation is
fundamentally corrupting.
• Banned domesticall...
15
July 2011 – NACAC Commission
• Commission created to evaluate comments
and the issue.
• Attempt to provide alternative ...
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17
Results of Commission
• Institutional Accountability
• Transparency
• Integrity
www.icef.com
Agent Webinar
October 3, 2013
Apply best practises with
agents to increase international
student enrollment
M...
www.icef.com
The world is full of
agents
Definition of an
education agent
‣“An individual, a company or an institution that provides educational advice,
support an...
British Council
Definition
‣An education agent is an international advisor to prospective
students and parents seeking det...
What do education
agents do?
•Why education agents are so important
•What agents do for educators
•What agents do for stud...
Before you get
started
•How to select agents
•Appointing agents – a written
agreement is necessary
www.icef.com
Maximise your
working relationship
•Training and support are crucial
•Some words on compensation
•Motivations and incentiv...
In summary
• Select agents carefully, ensure that they are of quality
• Only appoint agents suitable to your institution
•...
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International Marketing and Recruitment
• Why international?
• Methods.
• Overall marketing and recruitment strategy.
27
Why International?
• Sagging enrollments at home – many causes.
• Diversity initiatives.
• Embracing globalization, bec...
28
Popular Recruitment Methods – Pros, Cons, ROI
Method Word of Mouth Education Fairs Agents/Agencies Online Marketing
Pro...
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One Size Does Not Fit All
• Do an inventory of your staff, budget, current relationships, resources
and goals.
• Develo...
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Wrap Up
• NACAC and International Student Recruitment.
• International Education Agents.
• ICEF.
• International Market...
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Get in touch, stay in touch!
Follow us on Twitter:
• @ICEFmonitor
• @UAbroad
• @MarkusBadde
• @ToddWorsham
Follow Up Qu...
32
Resources
Link to session recording:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/210828914
1. Report of the Commission on Int...
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Free Webinar: The NACAC Decision, Agents, and International Student Recruitment

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The debate over the use of education agents in the US to recruit international students has gone on for almost two years, but NACAC has finally voted in favor of a motion to change the association’s ethical standards to permit the use of commissioned agents in international recruitment.

In light of this decision, EducationDynamics and ICEF recently hosted a free webinar. Click here to access the recorded version of the webinar and follow along with the slides: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/210828914.

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Free Webinar: The NACAC Decision, Agents, and International Student Recruitment

  1. 1. 1 The NACAC Decision, Agents, and International Student Recruitment October 3rd, 2013 Presentation By: Todd Worsham and Markus Badde
  2. 2. 2 Introductions • Markus Badde, CEO • World leader in agent training and certification. • Conducts events to bring educators, agents, and services providers together. • Committed to student and university success. • Todd Worsham, International Business Development Manager • Leader in online higher-ed marketing and recruitment • Work with 1000+ institutions, web properties experience 10 Million+ visitors per year
  3. 3. 3 Agenda • NACAC and Education Agents • Education Agents • International Recruitment and Marketing • Wrap Up and Q&A
  4. 4. 4 What is NACAC? The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of nearly 13,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.
  5. 5. 5 What is NACAC?
  6. 6. 6 What is NACAC?
  7. 7. 7 What is NACAC?
  8. 8. 8 What is NACAC?
  9. 9. 9 NACAC and Public Policy • August 2010 NACAC testifies before Senate HELP Committee. • Focused on incentive based recruitment practices. • Students negatively affected. • Higher Education Act safe harbors eliminated.
  10. 10. 10 NACAC and International Recruitment • SPGP States: …members will “not offer or accept any reward or remuneration from a secondary school, college, university, agency, or organization for placement or recruitment of students
  11. 11. 11 NACAC and International Recruitment • March 2011 – NACAC suggests formally banning incentive compensation for recruitment both domestically and abroad. • NACAC called for comments and got over 300 responses. To put it mildly… there was disagreement
  12. 12. 12 Some were happy about the proposed ban…
  13. 13. 13 Others were not…
  14. 14. 14 For or Against and Why? Against Using Agents • Incentive compensation is fundamentally corrupting. • Banned domestically should mean ban abroad. • EducationUSA has chosen not to work with agents. • Oversight is tricky and complicated, better to ban! For Using Agents • Domestic and international admissions are not equal. • Agents are common around the world. • Schools and students aren’t forced to use an agent. • ICEF provides guidance and transparency on agents.
  15. 15. 15 July 2011 – NACAC Commission • Commission created to evaluate comments and the issue. • Attempt to provide alternative ethical approaches to intl recruitment in meantime. • Take a hands off approach until a decision is made.
  16. 16. 16
  17. 17. 17 Results of Commission • Institutional Accountability • Transparency • Integrity
  18. 18. www.icef.com Agent Webinar October 3, 2013 Apply best practises with agents to increase international student enrollment Markus Badde, CEO ICEF GmbH, Germany
  19. 19. www.icef.com The world is full of agents
  20. 20. Definition of an education agent ‣“An individual, a company or an institution that provides educational advice, support and placement to students wishing to study abroad” ‣ ‣For educational institutions: a person or an organization abroad that markets your courses, generates inquiries and qualified applicants www.icef.com
  21. 21. British Council Definition ‣An education agent is an international advisor to prospective students and parents seeking detailed information on overseas study, guidance on meeting eligibility criteria such as language proficiency, practical help completing applications and information beyond academia advising on global relocation for study overseas ‣Source: “Why Students use Agents – Demand and Supply” November 2011 www.icef.com
  22. 22. What do education agents do? •Why education agents are so important •What agents do for educators •What agents do for students www.icef.com
  23. 23. Before you get started •How to select agents •Appointing agents – a written agreement is necessary www.icef.com
  24. 24. Maximise your working relationship •Training and support are crucial •Some words on compensation •Motivations and incentives www.icef.com
  25. 25. In summary • Select agents carefully, ensure that they are of quality • Only appoint agents suitable to your institution • Ensure that they are part of an integrated marketing plan • Make sure you leverage them in your other marketing activities (internet, social media, advertising, exhibitions) • Invest sufficient time and resources right from the start • Communicate regularly with and support them effectively • Review your requirements and contracts periodically www.icef.com
  26. 26. 26 International Marketing and Recruitment • Why international? • Methods. • Overall marketing and recruitment strategy.
  27. 27. 27 Why International? • Sagging enrollments at home – many causes. • Diversity initiatives. • Embracing globalization, becoming world citizens. • Financial benefits.
  28. 28. 28 Popular Recruitment Methods – Pros, Cons, ROI Method Word of Mouth Education Fairs Agents/Agencies Online Marketing Pros Cheap, natural result of good program Face to Face interaction with students, travel the globe, meet other universities Handles most of the heavy lifting, common place outside of US, only pay for enrollments Low maintenance, very flexible, affordable, high level of control Cons Unreliable, uncontrollable, difficult to quantify Labor intensive, high cost, extensive travel Commonly represent multiple schools, no guarantee you are put first Requires diligent prompt follow up ROI Could be high, could be low. Who Knows? Possible to quantify but lots of variables to track Easy to determine. Generally pay set fee per student enrolled. Easy to determine depending on agreement terms
  29. 29. 29 One Size Does Not Fit All • Do an inventory of your staff, budget, current relationships, resources and goals. • Develop a strategy that leverages existing strengths and compensates for areas of opportunities. • Track and document everything, ROI is King.
  30. 30. 30 Wrap Up • NACAC and International Student Recruitment. • International Education Agents. • ICEF. • International Marketing and Recruitment Strategy.
  31. 31. 31 Get in touch, stay in touch! Follow us on Twitter: • @ICEFmonitor • @UAbroad • @MarkusBadde • @ToddWorsham Follow Up Questions: Todd Worsham Tworsham@educationdynamics.com 484-766-2931 John Demer Director - Americas JDemer@ICEF.com +1-888-371-5556
  32. 32. 32 Resources Link to session recording: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/210828914 1. Report of the Commission on International Student Recruitment 2. NACAC Discussion Brief on Institutional Recruitment Practices 3. Statement on Incentive-Based Compensation for International Student Recruitment Approved by NACAC Board of Directors, July 2011 4. NACAC Panel Continues the Debate on US Agent Usage 5. Debate Over Pay for Overseas Recruiters Heats Up 6. Protection of Student Interest at the Heart of NACAC Debate 7. Sample Agency Agreement 8. ICEF 9. UniversitiesAbroad.com 10. StudyAbroad.com

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