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In Defense of Distance Education – A Joint Letter to the Department of Education & Call to Action

Published by: WCET | 6/4/2024

On June 4, several leading higher education organizations jointly submitted a letter to the Department of Education outlining concerns and support for recent regulatory proposals. The letter focuses on proposals discussed during the Department’s Program Integrity and Institutional Quality negotiated rulemaking sessions. It addresses suggested new compliance requirements for postsecondary distance education courses and programs. […]

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Join the Conversation: Register Now for “Distance Ed at a Crossroads”

Published by: WCET | 5/29/2024

In the ever-evolving education landscape, staying informed about the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities is crucial for educators, administrators, and policymakers. We support the Department of Education’s goals in protecting students and financial aid expenditures. Some proposed changes are right on the mark while others may cause more harm than good. If you’re passionate about […]

Policy

Ready or Not, Here It Comes! New Regulations When Offering Programs Leading to a License Effective July 1!

Published by: WCET | 5/16/2024

There is no more hiding from the eventuality of the effective date for new Federal regulations affecting the institutions serving students in programs leading to a license or certification. Institutions and the U.S. Department of Education (Department) have a common goal to support a student participating in an educational program leading to a state license […]

Practice

Using AI to Empower Learning

Published by: WCET | 5/9/2024

Journalists are currently facing an unprecedented challenge. The relentless 24/7 news cycle, coupled with layoffs, an uncertain business model, and a growing public distrust of media, is putting immense pressure on us. This comes at a time when the world is becoming increasingly complex, and journalists need to contextualize fast-paced news and help a divided […]

Policy

In Defense of Reciprocity – A Joint Letter to the Department of Education & Call to Action

Published by: WCET | 5/2/2024

On May 1, leading higher education organizations jointly submitted a letter to the Department of Education (the Department) detailing concerns about recently raised proposals regarding state authorization reciprocity agreements. Earlier this year, the Department’s negotiated rulemaking sessions included several recommendations to alter the operations of such state-to-state agreements. The Department was clear that the proposals […]

Practice

Decoding Generative AI and Equity in Higher Education

Published by: WCET | 4/25/2024

In case you haven’t noticed, the higher education world is highly focused on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on the present and future of postsecondary education. AI’s impact has been and will be felt in many facets of our field, especially within digital education. That is why the WCET team has focused on the topic […]

Practice

Beyond the Divide: Advancing Digital Equity and Access

Published by: WCET | 4/11/2024

The Foundations of Higher Education in America Considered the cornerstone of the American higher education system, community colleges have made post-secondary education more accessible and affordable since the early 1900s. However, it is essential to remember that higher education in this country was not created to advance equity and opportunity for commoners. It would not […]

Policy

Call for Action: Contact Elected Officials About Proposed Distance Education Regulations

Published by: WCET | 4/5/2024

Important proposed regulations affecting distance education were discussed during the Department of Education’s Program Integrity and Institutional Quality negotiated rulemaking sessions that ended on March 7. In brief, you should take action: The Background On March 20th, we published a blog update on the final week of negotiated rulemaking. Despite tons of suggestions and hours of […]

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