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Continuing Our Regulatory Odyssey: Final Accreditation Regulations

Published by: WCET | 11/22/2019

Earlier this year, the Department of Education engaged in negotiated rulemaking around several issues including state authorization and reciprocity, accreditation, distance education and innovation, regular and substantive interaction, competency-based education (CBE), TEACH grants, and faith-based institutions. Despite all odds and […]

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Today, State Authorization. Tomorrow, The World (Perhaps)!

Published by: WCET | 8/15/2019

What does your career trajectory look like? Today we welcome Dan Silverman, Assistant Director of WCET’s State Authorization Network (SAN), to discuss career pathways for state authorization and compliance staff. Dan conducted interviews with several compliance officials about their careers. […]

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ED Negotiated Rulemaking: Issue Summary and Seeking Your Input

Published by: WCET | 1/30/2019

WCET continues to cover the wide-ranging set of rule changes that are being proposed under the U.S. Department of Education’s negotiated rulemaking process. The Department is seeking input on several major changes on issues with special focus on accreditation and […]

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The OIG Report on WGU, Part 2: React…But Don’t Overreact

Published by: WCET | 10/3/2017

It has been more than a week since the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued its Final Audit Report declaring that “Western Governors University Was Not Eligible to Participate in the Title IV Programs.” Both of […]

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Federal Student Complaint Requirements – Is Your Institution in Compliance Today?

Published by: WCET | 8/15/2017

Does your institution have a well designed, easily understood, and compliant complaint process? Today we welcome Cheryl Dowd, Director of the State Authorization Network, and Jennifer L. Parks, Director, Midwestern State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (M-SARA), to review the federal student […]

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Let’s Not Let Them Down – Stories from Veterans on Housing Allowance

Published by: WCET | 7/24/2017

Following up on the Housing Allowance for Veteran Distance Ed “The technology has advanced, but not the laws” says one of the veterans, Aaron Slatton, whom we spoke with this week regarding the Basic Housing Allowance reduction imposed on veterans […]

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