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Now is Not the Time to Relax (or Even to Panic)

Published by: WCET | 5/25/2011

Michael Goldstein and Greg Ferenbach represent Dow Lohnes, a Washington, DC firm with one of its specializations in higher education law.  They have been very helpful in interpreting the federal versions of the state authorization regulation.  After our post yesterday […]

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State Authorization Timeline Clarification and New Resources

Published by: WCET | 5/24/2011

Before we get to some great resources from SHEEO, NCHEMS, Ohio Learning Network, and UMassOnlne, we’ll address a question we have received often.  Since the release of the second ‘Dear Colleague’ letter by the U.S. Department of Education, we have […]

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WCET Awarded Bill & Melinda Gates Grant on Predictive Analytics

Published by: WCET | 5/16/2011

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded WCET (the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies) a grant to identify variables that influence student retention and progression.  Announced in a May 16 press release, the findings are intended to assist institutional and […]

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Learning Analytics – Discovering What Students REALLY Need to Succeed

Published by: WCET | 5/11/2011

“Learning Analytics” is a term used to describe an emerging professional practice that systematically applies statistics and research methods to large “n” data sets. Analysts look for patterns among the analyzed results that can inform more accountable decision-making.  It’s not […]

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State Approval: SHEEO, NCHEMS, & NASASPS are Here to Help

Published by: WCET | 5/5/2011

The first two organizations will be working on a new list of state regulators and regulations. The last organization is comprised of state regulators, who met in Denver this week. It was interesting to get their take on the ‘state […]

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State Approval: 7 Steps (and Words of Advice) in Applying to States

Published by: WCET | 4/25/2011

WCET: Many people have asked for advice on the steps to take in researching state regulations and applying to states for approval.  When WCET and our partners were creating the ‘Starter List’ of state regulatory agencies, Sharyl Thompson of Capella […]

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State Approval: USDOE Issues Second ‘Dear Colleague’ Letter

Published by: WCET | 4/20/2011

Around 5:00 Eastern Time today (April 20), the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) released a new ‘Dear Colleague’ letter on the ‘state authorization’ regulation.  After a quick review, below are immediate thoughts on the new language. The USDOE is to […]

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State Approval: “Cease & Desist” and “Teach Out”

Published by: WCET | 4/13/2011

“It is illegal for you to offer classes in this state.” Stay Outta My State That was the essence of a call that a WCET member institution received last week.  A state regulator from another state called the registrar’s office […]

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State Approval: Rumors and Implications

Published by: WCET | 4/8/2011

Rumors There are rumors, hints, innuendos, and whispers floating around about the federal ‘state authorization’ regulation… A leader of a national organization (who had been in contact with the Department of Education on this issue) said that he thought there […]

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