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
Education Department taps analyst from left-leaning group to helm communications for loan servicing revamp – Politico
Colleen Campbell, the director of postsecondary education at the Center for American Progress, will start later this month overseeing strategic communications for the department’s massive project to revamp federal student loan servicing.
Betsy DeVos at risk of subpoena after refusing to testify before House education panel – Politico
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is refusing to testify before the House Education and Labor Committee about her department’s collection of student loan debt from former Corinthian Colleges students, despite a threat of a subpoena from House Democrats.
Higher ed groups push back on Ed Dept’s foreign gift reporting proposals – Education Dive
Thirty higher ed groups are arguing that the U.S. Department of Education’s proposal for how much information colleges and universities need to report on foreign donations and contracts may be too broad.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
Analysis: ED’s Final Accreditation Regulations – NASFAA
After reviewing public comment, ED did not make any substantive changes to the proposed rules in the area of accreditation, opting only to make technical corrections and add clarifying language.
Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) U.S. Army Retired Sergeant First Class (SFC) Marion Jerdee served over 20 years and is now going back to get her A&P certification at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance. Jerdee gave many years of her life serving our country and believes that she has earned the right to choose where she uses her GI bill benefits.
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Trump administration rejects for-profit Grand Canyon U’s bid to become nonprofit
The Education Department has denied Grand Canyon University’s effort to convert from a for-profit to nonprofit college in an unusual ruling from the Trump administration, which has generally taken a more permissive approach to such deals.
College Board sells student data to schools that use it to boost exclusivity: new report – Mic
As reported by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Tuesday, the organization behind the SAT, College Board, is selling test-takers’ personal information to elite universities for a mere 47 cents per name.
How Udacity Could Return to Its Higher Ed Roots – Ed Surge
He described the company’s focus as refining its process for developing Nanodegree programs, the company’s name for short-term online courses for tech professionals that mix videos with project-based assignments.
More students are leaving college without a degree – The Hechinger Report
In December 2013, there were 29 million people with some college education but no degree. That number jumped to 36 million by December of 2018, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
CECU Annual Convention
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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