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: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 2pm EST
Education Politics and Policy
Trump Admin Backtracks on Effort to Stop $100k Fine Over Violation of Court Order – Politico
The Trump administration on Tuesday evening withdrew its request that a federal judge reconsider the $100,000 fine she imposed on the Education Department and Secretary Betsy DeVos when she found them in contempt for violating a court order on the collection of student loans.
Trump Apprenticeship Plan Under Fire for Alleged Misuse of Funds – Bloomberg Law
The Trump administration intended for the Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program to be the centerpiece of President Donald Trump‘s labor policy, but the Labor Department has yet to finalize a rulemaking that would establish the new apprenticeship system—and Congress hasn’t provided any funding for it.
Education Groups Overwhelmingly Support Bipartisan Legislation to Simplify the FAFSA
Higher education organizations across the country have announced their support for bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that nearly 20 million families fill out every year to apply for federal student aid.
House Democrats Question Duke-UNC Inquiry – Inside Higher Ed
House Democrats have launched an inquiry into whether the Department of Education singled out a federally funded program for Middle East studies by “creating novel requirements targeted at penalizing the Duke-UNC Consortium.”
Triangle Tech opens school – Echo Pilot
Triangle Tech, a well-known post-secondary technical school is opening a new state-of-the-art educational facility in Chambersburg.
Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) U.S. Army Veteran Curtis Peters on Traditional College vs Tech School "I needed hands-on experience"
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Legal and Regulatory Issues
Analysis: ED’s Final Institutional Eligibility, General Provisions, Byrd Scholarship Program Regulations – NASFAA
ED added a definition of “additional location” as a facility geographically apart from an institution’s main campus where the institution offers at least 50% of a program.
College Websites, E-mail Among the Most Important Information Sources for Prospective Students – Campus Technology
When prospective students are learning about colleges, their top information source is e-mails from the school, according to a report from Eduventures, the research arm of NRCCUA.
How higher ed is struggling to provide mental health services – University Business
Mental health among college students is poor. Only 4 in 10 students have good mental health and flourish on college campuses, according to a recent report.
Emerson College explores absorbing small liberal arts school – Education Dive
College officials announced potential plans Wednesday to transfer Marlboro’s academic programs to Emerson College, a private institution in Boston, by the start of the fall 2020 semester.
CECU Annual Convention
in conjunction with the FAPSC Annual Conference
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