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ED Negotiated Rulemaking: Suggested Principles for Addressing Issues

Published by: WCET | 1/7/2019

The U.S. Department of Education begins meetings of its negotiated rulemaking main committee and subcommittees next week. There are several issues that will have an impact on the technology-enhanced higher education community. These decision will affect your students, faculty, and your […]

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Staying Afloat During the Perfect Storm

Published by: WCET | 9/14/2018

In a week when both the Carolinas and Hawai’i are being hit by hurricanes, we are reminded of the power of a particularly powerful storm to wreak havoc. Former WCET Steering Committee member, Burck Smith, has long been a student […]

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Sweeping Changes Proposed by the Department of Education

Published by: WCET | 8/3/2018

Ready to change higher education, as we know it, in the United States? Based on two announcements from the U.S. Department of Education on July 31, Betsy DeVos and company seem poised to do so. [caption id="attachment_10159" align="alignright" width="259"] Photo: […]

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Higher Education Act – Innovations, Definitions, and State Authorization

Published by: WCET | 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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Senate Weighs Innovation and Access Options in Reauthorizing Higher Ed Act

Published by: WCET | 1/26/2018

The Senate is moving ahead with deliberations on its version of a bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA). Yesterday morning, the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held a hearing focusing on “access and innovation.” Much was said […]

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House HEA Proposes Changes for Distance Ed, CBE, and State Authorization

Published by: WCET | 12/4/2017

In a new bill regarding higher education rules proposed in the House of Representatives: all federal state authorization rules are ended, competency-based education gets a boost with “regular and substantive interaction” being redefined and expanded accreditation oversight, accreditation reviews for […]

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On the OIG/WGU Finding, Part 1: When Interaction Is Not Interaction

Published by: WCET | 9/22/2017

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report concluding: “We concluded that Western Governors University did not comply with the institutional eligibility requirement that limits the percentage of regular students who may enroll in […]

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We Need YOU! …to comment on Federal State Authorization Regulations

Published by: WCET | 7/13/2017

The Department of Education seeks comments about higher education regulations that may be “appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.” WCET and the WCET State Authorization Network (SAN) will comment about the federal state authorization regulations that are scheduled to be […]

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