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Institutional Accreditation in the Midst of COVID-19

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 11/6/2020

In response to the pandemic, accrediting agencies acted creatively in applying their quality assurance processes in an uncertain and changing world. Today’s guest post provides insights about how one accrediting agency (the Higher Learning Commission) responded to this challenge and […]

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Surprise! Newly Released Final Regulations

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 8/26/2020

On April 1st, the Department of Education released the final set of proposed regulations stemming from the 2019 Negotiated Rulemaking process (April Fools!). Back in April, WCET published three blog posts outlining the proposed regulations on April 3rd, April 6th, […]

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New Regulations #3: Direct Assessment and Competency-Based Education

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/13/2020

In case you missed it, the Department of Education finally released the last set of regulations from its epic 2019 negotiated rulemaking process on April 1st. And, no, it wasn’t an April Fool’s Day joke. This is the third and […]

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Continuing Our Regulatory Odyssey: Final Accreditation Regulations

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 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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State Authorization for Distance Ed Federal Regulation to be Implemented 07/01/2018

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/19/2018

Frequently Asked Questions: Overview and Direction of the Regulations The U.S. Department of Education is scheduled to implement state authorization for distance education regulations on July 1, 2018. There is still some uncertainty about whether the Department will implement the […]

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Higher Education Act – Innovations, Definitions, and State Authorization

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 3/15/2018

When passed in 1965, the Higher Education Act (HEA) was intended to “to strengthen the educational resources of our colleges and universities and to provide financial assistance for students in postsecondary and higher education.” Updated or “reauthorized” several times since […]

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A Look Back at 2017 for WCET Frontiers: It’s Been Weird

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 12/21/2017

What a weird year for news. Comic actress Melissa McCarthy won an Emmy Award for her Saturday Night Live portrayal of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. It is hard to say which was more surreal, her version of “Spicey” […]

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