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State Approval: Updates, Cost to Comply, and Students

Published by: WCET | 2/24/2011

I have had many conversations on this issue in the past week.  As institutions begin (or have begun) enrollment for the summer term, this issue has become very real.  Students enrolling for courses beginning in June will be in courses […]

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State Approval: Updates and a Suggestion to Call HELP

Published by: WCET | 2/14/2011

Happy Valentines Day. There has been much action on the “state authorization” issue over the last couple weeks.  In late 2010, I had several people assure me that this issue was “not a problem.”  It has been fun to watch […]

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State Approval: Creating Model Reciprocal Agreements

Published by: WCET | 2/10/2011

I am pleased to welcome Paul Shiffman, Assistant Vice President for Strategic and Governmental Relations as a guest blogger. As reported in earlier blog postings, Excelsior College’s Presidents’ Forum is working on model reciprocal agreements to aid institutions in obtaining […]

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State Approval: A “Starter” List

Published by: WCET | 1/26/2011

The DRAFT version of our state-by-state list of regulatory agencies is now available on WCET’s state approval update page.  This document is a joint publication of WCET, the Southern Regional Education Board, the American Distance Education Consortium, and the University […]

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State Approval: Eight Things You Can Be Doing Now

Published by: WCET | 1/18/2011

I’ve received several inquiries in the last few days about what institutions should do next.  Amanda Mead, Director of Online Program at Fontbonne University summed up the questions very well: I have been diligently following your blog, email updates, conference […]

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State Approval Update: No Extensions for Distance Ed, but WCET Helps

Published by: WCET | 1/12/2011

I learned an important fact this week…institutions offering distance education in other states will need to meet the regulations (if any) of those states by July 1, 2011.  There are no extensions.  But, keep reading for some good news. In […]

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State Approval Regulations: Update on Conversations and Activities

Published by: WCET | 12/21/2010

Okay, I have to confess that I created the title for the December 7 webcast “Clarifying New Federal Regulations on State Approval for Distance Education.”   I really appreciated the willingness of Fred Sellers from the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) […]

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What Do We Know about State Approval of Distance Ed?

Published by: WCET | 12/2/2010

The U.S. Department of Education recently released new regulations regarding the state approval of out-of-state institutions operating in each state.  These regulations put some expectations both on states in regulating those out-of-state institutions and the institutions in meeting the regulations […]

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Distance Ed Institutions May Need More State Approvals

Published by: WCET | 10/28/2010

The U.S. Department of Education may be requiring institutions that offer distance education courses to meet the state approval requirements for each state in which the institution enrolls students. This morning, I have been sifting through a new “Program Integrity […]

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