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State Authorization: Education Pauses, Defense Follows, and We Webcast It All

Published by: WCET | 7/17/2014

It has been a few weeks since Ted Mitchell, the U.S. Department of Education’s Under Secretary for Postsecondary Education, announced that there will be a “pause” in proposing new federal state authorization regulations for distance education. According to Inside Higher […]

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U.S. Department of Education ‘Pausing’ on State Authorization

Published by: WCET | 6/26/2014

In an address to the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) yesterday, Ted Mitchell (Under Secretary for Postsecondary) Education announced a ‘pause’ on state authorization.  This announcement was reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed today. […]

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A Response to New NCES Report on Distance Education

Published by: WCET | 6/11/2014

By Phil Hill and Russ Poulin, cross-posted to e-Literate blog. Last week the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released a new report analyzing the new IPEDS data on distance education. The report, titled Enrollment in Distance Education Courses, by […]

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From the D.O.C. to Doc: The Role of Education in My Incarceration

Published by: WCET | 6/4/2014

Deb Gearhart, Ohio University, recently told me the inspiring story of one of their distance graduates who overcame several life challenges on his road to a degree.  After several youthful bad decisions, this student was sentenced to life imprisonment through […]

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State Authorization Negotiated Rulemaking: What Happened? What’s Next?

Published by: WCET | 5/29/2014

The U.S Department of Education’s Negotiated Rulemaking process is designed to advise the Department on regulations that they are seeking to implement or change. Negotiators are chosen to represent the different constituencies that have an interest in the outcome. Thanks […]

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State Authorization – Changes Proposed to Regulatory Language at April Meeting

Published by: WCET | 4/27/2014

NOTE:  Since publishing this blog post, the Department released an updated document that includes proposed wording resulting from discussion at the April meeting. — Russ Members of the U.S. Department of Education’s Negotiated Rulemaking Committee proposed many options for the […]

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