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Major Changes to Distance Ed: Department of Education Rulemaking Final Session Update

Published by: WCET | 3/20/2024

Major changes loom on the horizon for postsecondary distance education programs in the United States, but we are now in a temporary limbo of uncertainty. The Department of Education’s Program Integrity and Institutional Quality negotiated rulemaking sessions ended on March 7. Despite tons of suggestions and hours of discussion, none of the distance and digital […]

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Navigating Potholes in the Road on your Microcredential Journey

Published by: WCET | 6/15/2023

The WCET Steering Committee Microcredentialing workgroup is a small and passionate group of higher education leaders and practitioners. Led by Krysia Lazarewicz, Wiley University Services, and Suzanne Ehrlich, University of North Florida, the group has had discussions since December 2022 […]

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2022 SANsational Award Winners Present Promising Compliance Solutions

Published by: WCET | 1/4/2023

Three postsecondary institutions each earned a 2022 SANsational Award for the creation of innovative processes and structures to manage state and federal regulatory compliance for out-of-state activities of the postsecondary institution. Since 2015, the State Authorization Network (SAN), a division […]

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Regular and Substantive Interaction Update: Where Do We Go from Here?

Published by: WCET | 11/8/2022

What is “Regular and Substantive Interaction”? Congress created a distinction between the definitions of “distance education” and “correspondence education” for purposes of federal financial aid eligibility. The distinction is that distance education courses include “regular and substantive interaction” (or RSI) […]

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Accreditation, Quality, and Changes in Digital Learning

Published by: WCET | 5/17/2022

The changing nature of digital learning and postsecondary education in the post-COVID era has brought new opportunities and challenges for the quality assurance provided by the accreditation process. In a preview of a plenary session to be held at the […]

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A Timely Case Study on Federal Rulemaking

Published by: WCET | 6/1/2021

Regular readers of WCET Frontiers will recall that we avidly follow the U.S. Department of Education’s quest to develop regulations through the negotiated rulemaking process. Rulemaking is a complicated and intriguing process. Our colleagues, Jeannie Yockey-Fine with NC-SARA and Shari […]

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