American Colleges' Missteps Raise Questions About Overseas Partnerships

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Bevis Fusha for the International Herald Tribune

The U. of New York Tirana (above), in Albania, offers degrees from the State U. of New York Empire State College.

Headlines in recent weeks have highlighted the stumbles, and sometimes outright spills, by American colleges seeking to set up degree programs with foreign partners.

State University of New York Empire State College has allowed a university in Albania to deliver diplomas in its name. But the public college, the subject of a New York Times investigation, has had