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State Authorization Resources! Updated and New!

Published by: WCET | 6/1/2017

This week, WCET Frontiers welcomes Cheryl Dowd, our Director of the State Authorization Network. Cheryl is here to announce a new set of helpful state authorization papers. These documents will serve as excellence resources for our colleagues working in state […]

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The Federal State Authorization for Distance Education Regulation Still Stands

Published by: WCET | 4/12/2017

The federal state authorization for distance education regulation released in December 2016 will likely survive a little longer. Late last year, we reported that this federal regulation would likely be a victim of the Congressional Review Act (CRA). That rarely-used […]

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Data Privacy for Institutes of Higher Education (IHE)

Published by: WCET | 4/5/2017

Data privacy and protection is becoming an increasingly important topic on a personal and professional level and in all fields -not just higher education. Lately stories about hackers gaining access to important data has filled my news feed. We need […]

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Questions about EQUIP, Ed Department’s Expansion of Aid to New Providers

Published by: WCET | 8/17/2016

On Tuesday, The U.S. Department of Education announced (Department press release, Wall Street Journal story) the eight partnerships that were selected in the EQUIP (Educational QUality through Innovative Partnerships) experimental sites program. The Department sought collaborations between accredited institutions that […]

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Is Your Distance Education Course Actually a Correspondence Course?

Published by: WCET | 4/20/2012

St. Mary-of-the-Woods College should refund $42 million in federal financial aid dollars that it disbursed to students over a five year period.  That is the finding of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General, which found that […]

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State Approval: Train Wrecks, Impacts, & Questions

Published by: WCET | 3/24/2011

First a short musing on “train wrecks” followed by a couple requests of you.  We need your help on the impact of the ‘state authorization’ regulation on students and your outstanding questions about it. Speaking of Train Wrecks “Train Wreck.”   […]

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