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In Defense of Distance Education – A Joint Letter to the Department of Education & Call to Action

Published by: WCET | 6/4/2024

On June 4, several leading higher education organizations jointly submitted a letter to the Department of Education outlining concerns and support for recent regulatory proposals. The letter focuses on proposals discussed during the Department’s Program Integrity and Institutional Quality negotiated rulemaking sessions. It addresses suggested new compliance requirements for postsecondary distance education courses and programs. […]

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Join the Conversation: Register Now for “Distance Ed at a Crossroads”

Published by: WCET | 5/29/2024

In the ever-evolving education landscape, staying informed about the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities is crucial for educators, administrators, and policymakers. We support the Department of Education’s goals in protecting students and financial aid expenditures. Some proposed changes are right on the mark while others may cause more harm than good. If you’re passionate about […]

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Ready or Not, Here It Comes! New Regulations When Offering Programs Leading to a License Effective July 1!

Published by: WCET | 5/16/2024

There is no more hiding from the eventuality of the effective date for new Federal regulations affecting the institutions serving students in programs leading to a license or certification. Institutions and the U.S. Department of Education (Department) have a common goal to support a student participating in an educational program leading to a state license […]

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In Defense of Reciprocity – A Joint Letter to the Department of Education & Call to Action

Published by: WCET | 5/2/2024

On May 1, leading higher education organizations jointly submitted a letter to the Department of Education (the Department) detailing concerns about recently raised proposals regarding state authorization reciprocity agreements. Earlier this year, the Department’s negotiated rulemaking sessions included several recommendations to alter the operations of such state-to-state agreements. The Department was clear that the proposals […]

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Call for Action: Contact Elected Officials About Proposed Distance Education Regulations

Published by: WCET | 4/5/2024

Important proposed regulations affecting distance education were discussed during the Department of Education’s Program Integrity and Institutional Quality negotiated rulemaking sessions that ended on March 7. In brief, you should take action: The Background On March 20th, we published a blog update on the final week of negotiated rulemaking. Despite tons of suggestions and hours of […]

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Major Changes to Distance Ed: Department of Education Rulemaking Final Session Update

Published by: WCET | 3/20/2024

Major changes loom on the horizon for postsecondary distance education programs in the United States, but we are now in a temporary limbo of uncertainty. The Department of Education’s Program Integrity and Institutional Quality negotiated rulemaking sessions ended on March 7. Despite tons of suggestions and hours of discussion, none of the distance and digital […]

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Veterans Day History and Policy Issues to Watch When Serving Veterans

Published by: WCET | 11/10/2023

WCET would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and show appreciation for our veterans and military affiliated families. Thank you to those who currently serve and have served in the U.S. Armed Services. WCET Frontiers would like to honor our veterans by sharing about the history of Veterans Day and also share some updates […]

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New Federal Regulations, Part 1: Addressing Programs Leading to a License or Certification

Published by: WCET | 10/31/2023

This is the first of our two-part blog post series on the recently released U.S. Department of Education (the Department) regulations. This post covers new regulations regarding programs leading to professional licensure. The second post is about institutions complying with closure requirements in each state in which it serves students. We have made the Federal […]

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The Evolution of Compliance For State Authorization of Distance Education

Published by: WCET | 10/17/2023

The State Authorization Network (SAN) is pleased to release a very thorough examination of state authorization of distance education through the lens of a colleague who witnessed many steps in the development of consumer protections for students participating in interstate […]

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