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Surprise! Newly Released Final Regulations

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 8/26/2020

On April 1st, the Department of Education released the final set of proposed regulations stemming from the 2019 Negotiated Rulemaking process (April Fools!). Back in April, WCET published three blog posts outlining the proposed regulations on April 3rd, April 6th, […]

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New Regulations Review #1: Regular & Substantive Interaction

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/3/2020

Much to everyone’s surprise, the Department of Education finally released the last set of regulations from last year’s negotiated rulemaking for public comment on April 1st (and it wasn’t an April Fool’s Day joke—we checked).  This post will examine the […]

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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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Senate Weighs Innovation and Access Options in Reauthorizing Higher Ed Act

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 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: Russ Poulin | 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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Six Common Myths about State Authorization for Distance Education

Published by: Russ Poulin | 7/23/2015

This week the WCET State Authorization Network is hosting its second State Authorization Compliance Workshop in Denver. In discussing the contents for this event, we started stumbling on some common myths that we keep hearing about state authorization and distance […]

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