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A Road to Somewhere

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 7/31/2020

Last month I asked our readers to contemplate whether or not we’re “on a road to nowhere” as we prepare for the fall and beyond. Today, I want to take a look at where we are on that road and […]

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Update on Federal Regulations Impacting Distance Education During the Pandemic

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 5/22/2020

In Harold Ramis’ 1993 classic, Groundhog Day, Bill Murray portrays a television weatherman sent to cover Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day who ends up repeating the day over and over again. At first, Murray’s character, Phil Connors, uses the time […]

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Accreditation, Continuity of Operations, and COVID-19

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 3/12/2020

On March 5, 2020, the Department of Education issued guidance to institutions facing possible interruptions of study because of COVID-19. WCET’s Cheryl Dowd, Director of the WCET State Authorization Network, provided an overview of the guidance for WCET Frontiers. As […]

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Transforming Our Model for Student Success: The WRAP Initiative

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/19/2018

Welcome to the final blog post in our WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award blog post series! Today we are joined by Jason M. Ruckert from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide, to discuss their 2018 WOW Award winning initiative: Worldwide Retention, […]

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Authorization of Foreign Locations – The July 1, 2018 Rule That Was Not Delayed

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 7/11/2018

A little discussed component of the state authorization regulations is Chapter 34, Section 600.9(d) on authorizations for locations or branch campuses in other countries. In the announcement released on July 3, the Department decided NOT to delay the implementation of […]

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Rio Salado: Innovation Pushes the Boundaries of Tradition

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 5/3/2018

Today here on WCET Frontiers we are happy to welcome Stacey VanderHeiden Güney, the Director of the Digital Learning Solution Network. Stacey is here to discuss a recent study on higher education institutions implementing digital learning and follow-up conversations regarding […]

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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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Count All Students! Outcome Measures for Community Colleges

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/17/2018

Should we count all students when analyzing higher education, or only some of them? We think all students should be included….and community colleges are often misrepresented by not doing so. This third post in a series of posts on the […]

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Distance Education Enrollment Growth—Major Differences Persist Among Sectors

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 3/1/2018

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) recently released its 2016 distance education data. This report shows course enrollment for distance education programs in the United States. Today, we welcome Terri Taylor-Straut, Senior Research Analyst for WCET, to WCET Frontiers. […]

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