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It is Time to Improve Higher Education Transfer

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/28/2020 | 1 comments

This week the Scaling Partners Network, on which I represent WCET, issued a “call to action” regarding transfer in higher education. It’s a bold request to educators and policy makers to rethink articulation among institutions. In this post, I outline their call and welcome Anna Galas who highlights a fantastic WICHE initiative that is addressing […]

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Surprise! Newly Released Final Regulations

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 8/26/2020 | 4 comments

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, and April 13th. I know that seems like a lifetime ago but many of us […]

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New Regulations Review #2: Credit Hour, Title IV Eligibility, & What Exactly is a Week?

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/6/2020 | 5 comments

On April 1st, the Department of Education finally released the last set of regulations from its epic 2019 negotiated rulemaking process. On April 3rd WCET posted an analysis of proposed changes to the definition of distance education including (finally) a proposed definition of regular and substantive interaction. Today we are examining several other aspects of […]

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New Regulations Review #1: Regular & Substantive Interaction

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/3/2020 | 4 comments

Much to everyone’s surprise, the Department of Education finally released the last set of regulations from last year’s negotiated rulemaking for public comment on April 1st (and it wasn’t an April Fool’s Day joke—we checked).  This post will examine the proposed changes to the distance education and credit hour definitions. We’ll have another post early […]

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New Federal Regulations Ready for Your Comments – Accreditation-Related Regulations

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 6/14/2019 | 4 comments

This is the second of two posts on the new regulations that the U.S. Department of Education released in the Federal Register earlier this week. The first post focused on state authorization and student notification issues. This post focuses on several issues under the purview of accreditation. Do read down through the list of regulations […]

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New Federal Regulations Ready for Your Comments – State Authorization and Student Notifications

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 6/13/2019 | 5 comments

The Federal Rulemaking process has taken its next step. The U.S. Department of Education released in the Federal Register a portion of the proposed regulations. This first set of regulations focuses on accreditation and state authorization. The proposed language came out of the consensus language from the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee meetings that we covered extensively […]

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ED Negotiated Rulemaking: Innovation Subcommittee Completes Its Work and Makes Several Recommendations

Published by: Erin Noelle Walton | 3/19/2019 | 3 comments

The “Distance Learning and Education Innovation” Subcommittee of the current U.S. Department of Education negotiated rulemaking process completed its work last week. While several reports highlighted that there was disagreement on issues, there has been less attention paid to the general agreement the negotiators were reaching on a long list of regulations under consideration. There […]

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The value of micro-credentials and badging needs continual clarification

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 12/14/2018 | 2 comments

Welcome today to David Porter, CEO of eCampusOntario, who joins us to discuss the value of micro-credentials and badging. After an intriguing keynote presentation at an educational event, David reached out to several education colleagues who work and research in the micro-credentials and badging arena. Today he shares his observations from these discussions, and provides […]

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Marketable Skills + Credentialing = the Value of Signals

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 12/6/2018 | 0 comments

What signals do you use to showcase your skills and expertise? Our students need a way to let future employers know about their collegiate experiences and accomplishments. Today we welcome Mike Simmons from University of North Texas to discuss their  institutional solution to changing workforce and higher education needs when it comes to credentials. Thank […]

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The Department of Education’s Plans for Overhauling Accrediting and Innovation Regulations

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/15/2018 | 5 comments

On Friday, October 13, the U.S. Department of Education published the unofficial version of its plan to establish an “Accreditation and Innovation” negotiated rule making committee. The final version should be published in the Federal Register today and includes the call for nominations to serve on the committee and three subcommittees.  You may recall that […]

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