TAICEP At Your Desk Series: “The Credential Doctor Is In: Ask Your Colleagues”

April 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Date/Time:  Thursday, April 30, 2020, 10:00 am to 11:00 am Eastern (11:15 if we have a lot of questions :))  

Description:  Do you have questions about a particular foreign credential? It often helps to ask your colleagues for their opinions. In this session, a panel of experienced credential evaluators will review several credentials submitted by members of the international credential evaluation community. There should be time for additional questions. Join us on April 30th for a Zoom meeting and connect with your credential evaluation network!


Shelby L. Cearley currently serves as Senior Evaluator at International Education Evaluations, LLC. Previously, she worked in international admissions and recruiting at a university and a community college and also as an adjunct professor in Speech Communication. She is currently the Secretary for TAICEP. A graduate of the NAFSA Academy for International Education (Class IV), Shelby has presented several admissions- and credentials-related sessions at regional and national conferences and was chosen as a delegate for the 2007 Baden-Württemberg Seminar in Stuttgart, Germany. She served as NAFSA Region III Admissions liaison (2008-2010), NAFSA Region III International Enrollment Management liaison (2017-2018), as co-credentials editor of the NAFSA Admissions & Credentials newsletter wRAP-Up (2010-2012), and as Coach for the Region III cohort of the NAFSA Academy of International Education for Classes VIII, IX, and X (2011-13). Shelby also is a member of the NAFSA Trainer Corps. She is a contributing author for the NAFSA Online Guide to Education Systems Around the World. She is the recipient of the 2014 NAFSA Region III Outstanding Service Award.

Barbara B. Glave began participating in international education when she transferred in 1965 to the Universidad de las Américas, Mexico City, graduating from there with a B.A. in Spanish, with minors in French and Linguistics. At Louisiana State University, she earned an M.A. in Spanish and Romance Philology in 1969, plus 24 additional credits in the same fields. From 1972 to 1983, she taught Spanish, Freshman English to Foreign Students, and ESL at the University of Houston – Downtown. In 1982, she passed the ATA Spanish-to-English certification exam. In 1980, she co-founded SpanTran Educational Services in Houston; she remained until 2012 when she supposedly retired. In 2013, she joined Credential Consultants as a part-time translator and researcher; in 2014, she joined SDR Evaluations and Translations as a part-time evaluator and researcher. Current and prior memberships include ATA, NAFSA, AACRAO, TACRAO, and TAICEP. She currently serves on the Scholarship and Publications Committee of AICE, the Association of International Credential Evaluators. Barbara has authored/co-authored ten country profiles for the NAFSA Online Guide to Educational Systems Around the World, plus an overview of Mexican education for NAFSA IEM Spotlight in April 2014. In addition to the accomplishments detailed above, she has over 85 activities as a committee member, consultant, panelist, moderator, session presenter, and workshop leader in comparative international education. She is the recipient of the 2015 NAFSA Region III Outstanding Service Award. Today, when she isn’t feigning retirement, she focuses on Hispanophone education.

Shereen Mir-Jabbar is a Senior Credentialling Officer with the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) and a member of TAICEP’s Marketing and Communications Committee. She has been conducting research and evaluating educational credentials for internationally educated physiotherapists for over 9 years. Shereen has contributed to publications such as the TAICEP Talk newsletter and the WES Advisor blog and recently achieved TAICEP’s Foundation Certificate in 2019. Shereen has presented at past TAICEP conferences on fraud and degree mills, pre-arrival supports for internationally-educated professionals, and on physiotherapy education around the world.

Bettina Sümegi is a credential evaluator who has seven years of experience in credential evaluation from two ENIC-NARIC offices. She has been working for the Swedish Council for Higher Education since 2015, but she started her career as a credential evaluator at the Hungarian ENIC-NARIC office. She has been working with a wide variety of countries, from Central-Eastern Europe to the Middle East. She is responsible for developing the methodology of the Swedish ENIC-NARIC office. She has presented on best practices of credential evaluation at national conferences, mainly for a public from higher education institutions.

Registration:  Registration is free and open to TAICEP members and non-members.  To register, click HERE.


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