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Proposed State Authorization Regulations (Second Set): Provide Your Feedback

Published by: WCET | 4/7/2014

April 7, 2014 Provide your input on some proposed federal regulations regarding state authorization and distance education. If you are concerned, inform the Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education’s Negotiated Rulemaking Committee is discussing the possible return of […]

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Proposed Federal State Authorization Language: Provide Your Input

Published by: WCET | 3/20/2014

March 20, 2014 As you may know, I was selected to the U.S. Department of Education’s Program Integrity Negotiated Rulemaking Committee.  One of the regulations that we are considering is the federal rules regarding the state authorization of institutions offering […]

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Proposed Safeguards Against Financial Aid Fraud: Some Needed, Some Go Too Far

Published by: WCET | 2/26/2014

February 26, 2014 New regulations and reporting requirements to help battle federal financial aid fraud for institutions that offer distance education are coming.  No doubt, additional protections are needed tools to combat financial aid fraud.  The distance education community needs […]

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One Student’s Reality of Excessive Online College Fees

Published by: WCET | 1/16/2014

January 16, 2014 Today, President Obama convenes a “Summit” on higher education access and affordability. Given that theme, I thought it would be appropriate to hear one student’s perspective. Celia Perez is an adult, a single parent, an employee, and […]

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Happy New Year from WCET – Top Blog Posts from 2013

Published by: WCET | 12/31/2013

December 31, 2013 WCET ends the year by looking back at the most popular blog posts from 2013 and in wishing you a very happy new year.  Our offerings that received the most views include… Is Your Distance Education Course […]

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Federal State Authorization Regulation: It’s Baaaack!! (Almost)

Published by: WCET | 11/22/2013

November 22, 2013 The Department of Education took the next steps in reinstating the federal regulation requiring institutions to demonstrate that they have the proper authorization to serve distance students in other states. Earlier this week the Department announced in […]

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Seeking Your Input on Fraud, State Authorization, and Other Regulatory Issues

Published by: WCET | 5/2/2013

In mid-April of this year, the U.S. Department of Education announced an “intention to establish a negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare proposed regulations for the Federal Student Aid programs…”  Through this process, the Department is visiting or revisiting several issues […]

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Universities Rebranding with Competencies in Mind: Top Prediction for 2012

Published by: WCET | 1/10/2013

Early in 2012 we asked WCET members and other notable thinkers to provide predictions for postsecondary e-learning for the year.  From a OMG-it’s-all-over-the-media point-of-view, it’s quite clear that MOOCs were the big story this past year.  None of our prognosticators […]

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