Education Politics and Policy
Rift Over State Reciprocity Rules – Inside Higher Ed
Nicholas Kent, senior vice president of policy and research at the Career Education Colleges and Universities, defended the department saying its actions weren’t improper when it amended the definition of ‘state authorization reciprocity agreement’ in its final rule. Kent said the department wasn’t legally bound to use in its final regulation the consensus language agreed to by the negotiated rulemaking committee. He explained the department was only required to use the consensus language in the proposed rule, which it did.
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
Private school plans to boost graduation in tech fields – Virginia Business
While state universities gear up to provide 31,000 additional computer science graduates during the next 20 years, a private, for-profit school has begun its own effort to add to the tech pipeline. Virginia Beach-based ECPI University has announced a program designed to boost the number of computer science graduates it produces in coming decades by 3,000.
Community HigherEd: Fill the Truck for Blue Star Mothers
The three Community HigherEd colleges including Clary Sage College, Community Care College, and Oklahoma Technical College are excited to partner with Broken Arrow Blue Star Mothers Chapter 5 in the collection of those items most needed and desired by our Armed Forces overseas.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
Is Early Implementation of ED’s New State Authorization for Distance Rule Right for Your Institution? – Cooley Ed
The new state authorization for distance education regulations impose two key requirements and contain important differences from the 2016 rule that is currently in effect. We outline these and other key implementation points in this post.
DACA students’ future hinges on an argument about procedure – Education Dive
Colleges have rallied around the program, highlighting the importance of its participants to their missions. But experts say the legal challenge could be drawn out.
Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) U.S. Air Force Veteran Jason Powell talks about why he transferred from a four year traditional institution to ECPI to continue his education in cyber security.
Click here to watch the interview.
Should States Subsidize Universities? – Forbes
Au contraire, the 10 states spending the largest proportion of personal income on state university appropriations averaged slightly over 27% of their adult population with bachelor degrees or more, compared with nearly 34% for the 10 states spending the lowest proportion of incomes.
Here’s why colleges are being forced to close their doors – and what they can do to stay open – The Conversation
Cincinnati Christian College is one of a growing number of colleges and universities – 21 private colleges since 2016 – forced to close their doors for financial reasons. The trend has affected the public sector, too.
ResearchStudy: Gainful Employment Associated With Closures – Inside Higher Ed
For-profit college programs that passed gainful-employment metrics were associated with a lower likelihood of closing, according to a working paper from Robert Kelchen, an assistant professor at Seton Hall University, and Zhuoyao Liu, a Ph.D. candidate at the university.
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