Chinese Summer Schools Sell Quick Credits

Chinese Summer Schools Sell Quick American Credits 1

Mark Greenberg for The Chronicle

Hao Liu founded a summer program in China for Chinese students looking to earn credits that would transfer to American colleges.

The invitation came in the form of an e-mail passed along by his department chair.

"Dear Professor," it began. "Would you like to diversify your teaching background with an exciting summer in China? Would you like to enrich your life experience in the biggest developing country while earning generous monetary compensation? Would you like to explore Chinese culture and society for free?"

Five months later, Josh Beach, a lecturer in the writing program at the University of Texas