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Major Changes to Distance Ed: Department of Education Rulemaking Week 2 Update

Published by: WCET | 2/13/2024

The film Nyad is sometimes difficult to watch as the titular character braves her way through a Cuba to Florida swim that took 53 hours of non-stop swimming. Along the way she is besieged by poisonous jellyfish, sharks, exhaustion, and the constant battering of waves. We feel a connection with her. Last week was the […]

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Major Changes to Distance Ed Proposed: Department of Education Back to Rulemaking Table

Published by: WCET | 1/18/2024

Here we go again! Significant changes to postsecondary distance education operations emerged from the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) Winter 2024 negotiated rulemaking discussion. The proposed changes could be huge and we suggest you read or scroll through this post to see what might affect you and your students. For example, state authorization reciprocity could […]

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Developing Institutional Level AI Policies and Practices: A Framework

Published by: WCET | 12/7/2023

ChatGPT recently turned one and what a wild, first year it has been. Over the last twelve months, institutions have scrambled to not only better understand generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on teaching and learning, but also to determine the best ways to provide guardrails and guidance for faculty, staff, and students. Many […]

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Veterans Day History and Policy Issues to Watch When Serving Veterans

Published by: WCET | 11/10/2023

WCET would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and show appreciation for our veterans and military affiliated families. Thank you to those who currently serve and have served in the U.S. Armed Services. WCET Frontiers would like to honor our veterans by sharing about the history of Veterans Day and also share some updates […]

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New Federal Regulations, Part 2: Addressing Compliance with State Closure Laws and the Impact on Interstate Reciprocity Agreements

Published by: WCET | 10/31/2023

This is the second of our two-part blog post series on the recently released U.S. Department of Education regulations. The first covered new rules regarding programs leading to professional licensure. This one is about institutions complying with closure requirements in each state in which it serves students. We, especially, analyze the impact on the more […]

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New Federal Regulations, Part 1: Addressing Programs Leading to a License or Certification

Published by: WCET |

This is the first of our two-part blog post series on the recently released U.S. Department of Education (the Department) regulations. This post covers new regulations regarding programs leading to professional licensure. The second post is about institutions complying with closure requirements in each state in which it serves students. We have made the Federal […]

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The Evolution of Compliance For State Authorization of Distance Education

Published by: WCET | 10/17/2023

The State Authorization Network (SAN) is pleased to release a very thorough examination of state authorization of distance education through the lens of a colleague who witnessed many steps in the development of consumer protections for students participating in interstate […]

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