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Federal Regulations Groundhog Day

Published by: WCET | 5/17/2018

Breaking news! The 2016 Federal regulations for State Authorization of Distance Education have been delayed. Today we are joined by Cheryl Dowd, Director of WCET’s State Authorization Network (SAN), to discuss what we do know about the delay and provide […]

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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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What Should Reauthorization Be Like?

Published by: WCET | 3/8/2018

In February 2018, we had a question submitted through our WCETDiscuss email list about the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. This prompted a discussion of how the reauthorization would or should impact distance education. The original question asked about […]

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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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A Look Back at 2017 for WCET Frontiers: It’s Been Weird

Published by: WCET | 12/21/2017

What a weird year for news. Comic actress Melissa McCarthy won an Emmy Award for her Saturday Night Live portrayal of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. It is hard to say which was more surreal, her version of “Spicey” […]

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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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The Federal State Authorization for Distance Education Regulation Still Stands

Published by: WCET | 4/12/2017

The federal state authorization for distance education regulation released in December 2016 will likely survive a little longer. Late last year, we reported that this federal regulation would likely be a victim of the Congressional Review Act (CRA). That rarely-used […]

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