Education Politics and Policy
TICAS: Policymakers Should Change How Student Loan Defaults Are Measured – NASFAA
While policymakers have proposed adjusting or abandoning the cohort default rate (CDR) as a measure of institutional eligibility for Title IV aid and replacing it with other metrics, such as loan repayment rates, a new report from the Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) argued there is value in working with what is already in place — as long as it’s improved.
According to Andrew Kreighbaum, education reporter, on twitter:
Lamar Alexander *backs* a bipartisan bill to end an exemption to the 90/10 rule for veteran education benefits — a priority for veterans groups that’s been opposed by for-profit colleges. More details for Bloomberg subscribers.
POSTPONED: “'With Extreme Displeasure': Examining the Education Department’s Refusal to Provide Debt Relief to Defrauded Students.”
“Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Labor Department’s Apprenticeship Program."
Subcommittee: Higher Education and Workforce Investment SubcommitteeDate: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Legal and Regulatory IssuesEarly Implementation of State Authorization Rule Changes – Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC
The U.S. Department of Education’s latest State Authorization rule removes several regulatory compliance burdens, but adds a few in their place. Institutions have discretion to implement these changes any time between now and July 1, 2020. Read about some key considerations in deciding whether to implement now.
Accreditation and State Authorization Webinar: Overview of the U.S. Department of Education’s final rule on accreditation and related matters
On November 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education released its official final rule on accreditation and related matters, including state authorization requirements for institutions offering distance education or correspondence courses. The final rule culminates over a year of robust discussion and debate which sought to balance the need for eliminating burdensome federal regulations, promoting innovation in higher education, and maintaining educational quality. The final regulations increase student access, improve teach-outs for students at closed or closing institutions, restore focus and clarity to the accreditor recognition process, and integrate risk-based review of accreditors. Join CECU Senior VP of Policy and Research Nicholas Kent for this exclusive 60-minute webinar for an overview of how the final regulations will impact accreditors, institutions, and students when they go into effect next year.
Presenter: Nicholas Kent, Senior VP of Policy and Research, CECU
Date: TODAY, Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 2pm EST
Southeastern Institute Sponsors Columbia Chamber of Commerce’s Power in Heels Event
Southeastern Institute Columbia recently served as a key sponsor at the Columbia Chamber of Commerce’s annual Power in Heels event at the Capital City Club on Thursday, November 14, 2019.
Pima Medical Institute Hosts Grand Opening for New Houston Campus
Pima Medical Institute’s Houston Campus was buzzing with activity on November 1, as the new campus location was officially unveiled to the public. Students, instructors, staff and community partners were on hand for an official ribbon cutting.
Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) U.S. Army Veteran Tyson Shreckengost speaks about Veterans' choice and the real impact it could have on him and fellow servicemembers.
Click here to watch the interview.
What Kinds of College Graduates Value Their Education the Most? – Ed Surge
College graduates who see clear connections between their coursework and their later employment place the highest value on their college education, a new large-scale consumer survey found.
Private Conversations About Private College Closures – Inside Higher Ed
A college advising company planned to release a list projecting when specific private colleges could run out of money and close, but pushback from the sector convinced the company to scuttle its plan.
Here’s a way to increase college completion rates – Quartz
Nearly 4 million students, or 22% of students in two- and four-year colleges in the US, have a dependent child, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. And 53% of student parents leave college without obtaining a degree, significantly higher than non-parents.
What to Know About Lists of Financially Challenged Colleges – Inside Higher Ed
Colleges, universities and the government entities that regulate them have long been skittish about publishing ratios, metrics and models that seek to make plain which higher education institutions are in financial danger.
CECU & FAPSC
Career Education Convention
June 7-10 | Orlando, FL | www.career.org/convention
This year CECU will be partnering with FAPSC, the Florida state association. The CECU Annual Convention and FAPSC Annual Conference have joined forces to maximize the conference experience for all attendees!
Nov 26 - Last day to book 10x20 booths BEFORE registration opens
Dec 2 - Allied Plus Member booth registration opens
Dec 9 - Allied Member booth registration opens
Dec 16 - Booth registration open to the public
Feb 3 - Attendee registration opens
Feb 3 - Call for Sessions opens