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DEAC Announces Peer Review Process for Non-traditional Distance Ed Providers

Published by: WCET | 4/16/2015

How do students judge the quality of distance education courses?  The Distance Education Accrediting Commission’s (DEAC) new quality review process helps students to make that evaluation. Traditional colleges have accreditation. Accrediting agencies traditionally provide peer-review evaluations to (according to the […]

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Strong Signals for HEA Reauthorization in 2015

Published by: WCET | 1/29/2015

With great foresight into the happenings of the Hill, today Christopher T. Murray and Kenneth D. Salomon, partners at Thompson Coburn LLP, share with us what they have observed regarding Higher Ed Act Reauthorization possibilities for 2015.  WCET is currently exploring ways to […]

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Goodbye Lake Wobegone: Proposed Teacher Prep Regulations and Distance Ed

Published by: WCET | 12/12/2014

December 12, 2014 It was a quiet week in Lake Wobegone… …and then new Teacher Prep regulations were released. On December 3rd, the U.S. Department of Education released proposed new accountability regulations for teacher preparation programs.  Public comment will be […]

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New Gainful Employment Regulations Tied to State Authorization

Published by: WCET | 10/30/2014

This morning, the U.S. Department of Education released a 945 page document describing its new “Gainful Employment” (GE) regulations. An informal version is available on the Department’s website and the final version will be published in the Federal Register on […]

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Seven Key Takeaways from the State Authorization Webcasts

Published by: WCET | 9/11/2014

In partnership with M-SARA (run by MHEC), the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), and the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), we offered two webcasts in August with updates on state authorization. The first webcast focused on state and federal […]

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The Starbucks Plan: A Big Step Forward, But Challenges Remain

Published by: WCET | 7/31/2014

Our WICHE Colleague, Patrick Lane, senior policy analyst and the project coordinator for the Adult College Completion Network, shares with us today a recap, originally posted on the ACCN blog, of what the Starbucks-ASU partnership means for employees and how […]

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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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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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