Virtual Event: WCET + University of Maryland Global Campus Summit


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

***Attention*** Coronavirus Update and Resources

As of March 10, the Summit will occur in a virtual format.

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The 2020 Virtual Summit will asynchronously 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 Virtual Summit will be to bring 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 Virtual Summit conversations 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.


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


Logistics and the new agenda will be posted soon.


Register here.

Summit registration includes:

  • Access to all video sessions.
  • Live interactive Q&A and discussion with experts.
  • Asynchronous participation and engagement in the online community.
  • Exclusive summit resources.

WCET Member: $125
Non-Member: $200

Learn about joining WCET.

Additional Information

Suggested Virtual Summit attire is business casual (at least from the waist up), pajama bottoms and slippers welcome. 

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