It became clear to me again today why we here in California need Verifiable Credentials. I teach in a CCC – a California Community College. This summer I have a class and right now is the “census deadline” to drop students who haven’t been attending class.
Below is the note we were sent regarding fraudulent student applications.
Dear Faculty teaching summer 2021 courses, Fraudulent CCC Apply applications may have impacted the enrollment of your class. If so, these would be “students” that you were likely preparing to DROP with Census for no show. It is even that much more important that you COMPLETE YOUR Census ON Time. If you are not sure if any student is from a fraudulent application, you can look at your student roster. If there is a student with no phone number listed, they may be fraudulent because this is one of the identifying markers with this statewide problem. If you have students like this that have not attended class, complete your census, and please email your class code and the student ID number to __@____.edu