In my position, I rely mainly on interview. I personally acquire the confirmation, then submit that placement information to our 3rd party verifier. Having well defined terms and standards, follwing our acredeting organization's guidelines. In my experieince, gather the information can be extremely challenging. I must adapt to each situation. Sometimes, it is the student that will not cooperate sometimes it's the slugish response of big corporations and their sheer size that encumbers the process.
I have found that I need to hone my interviewing skills. A steady barrage of positive reenforcement, I must majntain an high level of credibility… >>>