Past Events

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Designing Alternative Pathways to Credentials

May 7th, 2014 - May 8th, 2014
Salt Lake City, UT   The WCET Leadership Summits are designed to bring together educational leaders and practitioners from forward-thinking institutions and enterprises that are actively pursuing answers to the big questions in higher education.

SAN Compliance Workshop - 2014

April 29th, 2014 - April 30th, 2014
Little Rock, AK What is the WCET SAN Compliance Workshop at NASASPS? The Workshop is a two-day event whereby our members can meet, talk, and work on state authorization compliance issues. In the hands-on participatory Workshop, participants:

The Upcoming Higher Education Act Reauthorization

April 10th, 2014
What is the legal basis for so many of those pesky federal regulations that have gotten your attention over the past few years? The Higher Education Act of 1965. The law is supposed to be "reauthorized" every five years, and Congress has begun its work on its rewrite of what will be the next iteration of the HEA.

Big Audacious Conversation About Competency-Based Education

March 13th, 2014
In 2013, the Department of Education and the President encouraged institutions to consider incorporating CBE programs to aid attainment and affordability goals, and provided guidance for offering federal financial aid.

Bringing a Campus Experience to Online Students

February 13th, 2014
In order for distance learning programs to provide the "college experience" that many of these students need to encourage their continued education, we must deliver engaging courses, but also present a co-curricular experience to them on their own virtual turf.

What's New with SARA?

January 23rd, 2014
The national initiative, the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) will create interstate reciprocity in the regulation of postsecondary distance education.

Issues and Trends in Edtech in 2014

January 9th, 2014
More MOOCs? Alternative credentials? $10,000 degrees? A pendulum swing back towards traditional on campus degrees? Join WCET's visionaries and leaders for a discussion of what edtech trends and issues are on the horizon.

Big Audacious Conversation with Vernon Smith

September 19th, 2013
Join us for a Big Audacious Conversation with Dr. Vernon Smith, chief academic officer and provost at MyCollege Foundation's newly launched Portmont College at Mount St. Mary's.

Educational Analytics: An Engaged Approach to Engaging Learners

August 14th, 2013
"Big Data" is going to school. As faculty and students increasingly build and consume course content online, they leave behind a digital trail that can provide insight into more effective ways of teaching and learning.

WCET Leadership Summit: Under the Sword of Data

June 12th, 2013 - June 13th, 2013
Salt Lake City, UT On June 12 and 13, 2013, WCET held a Summit in Salt Lake City where institutional leaders and corporate innovators convened to consider big changes that big data, learning analytics, and evidence-based decision making are bringing to the higher educational enterprise.