WCET + University of Maryland Global Campus Summit

Largo, MD

The 2020 View of Federal Regulations and the Potential Impact on Higher Education Practice

The 2020 Summit will bring together policy-makers, accreditors, institutional leaders, and attorneys to help articulate policy implications for recently released rules and regulations from the Department of Education including accreditation changes and state authorization, as well as discuss proposed regulations on distance education.

The goal of the Summit will be to connect attendees with people who can inform, guide, and answer questions about how education policies, rules, and regulations, may impact their institution. Additionally, the Summit will help attendees learn how to articulate potential regulatory impact to their institutions as well as engage with lawmakers and Department officials to provide feedback and help shape future policies and regulations. 

The Summit will cover key topics such as:

  • Recent regulations on state authorization, accreditation, and disclosures. 
  • The 2019 negotiated rulemaking process, including analysis of the consensus language on distance education and regular and substantive interaction.
  • Updates on proposed higher education legislation, including an update on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
  • Discussion of the potential impact of the 2020 presidential election.
  • Discussion of trends in federal and state higher education appropriations.


The program will draw leaders across higher education departments and sectors that should understand key regulations and polices impacting institutions across the U.S. 


The Summit will begin at Noon on Wednesday, April 15 and conclude with lunch by 12:30 pm on Thursday, April 16. The event is being held at the University of Maryland Global Campus Academic Center at Largo in the auditorium. 

Both Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport are easily accessible to the University of Maryland Global Campus Largo Campus.


Registration is now open.

Summit registration includes:

  • Access to all sessions and experts.
  • Deluxe Full Breakfast on April 16.
  • Lunch on April 16.
  • Refreshment breaks on April 15 and 16.

WCET Member: $325
Non-Member: $450

Early bird rates expire March 15 and registration rates will increase $100.

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Additional Information

Suggested Summit attire is business casual. 

For more information, contact Megan Raymond, director for programs and sponsorship. 
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