Last Friday, CECU Senior Vice President of Policy and Research Nicholas Kent had the privilege of moderating and participating on a panel of education policy experts that discussed key regulatory issues currently facing postsecondary education. The conversation, which capped off the 17th Annual National Conference on Allied Health Education hosted by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, covered a variety of new federal and state changes impacting ABHES-accredited institutions, including those related to accreditation, institutional financial responsibility, cybersecurity, student aid delivery, and Title IX.
Education Politics and Policy
Cryan-Cunningham Act to Crack Down on Predatory Practices of For-Profit Schools – Inside NJ
Senator Joe Cryan and Senator Sandra Cunningham are acting to crack down on the predatory practices of for-profit colleges and training schools by introducing legislation that would help protect students from being saddled with heavy debts and left with undervalued educational credentials.
Prepared Remarks to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
While we are discussing a budget, it’s important to remember that, as it’s been said, “the size of the federal budget is not an appropriate barometer of social conscience.” Federal government spending does not determine everything that’s important to us, nor is it the only solution when we encounter challenges and opportunities.
Senate ‘almost certain’ it will not cut aid programs, GOP leader tells DeVos
Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said it’s “almost certain” legislators won’t agree to trim programs such as Federal Work-Study, which Trump suggested reducing in his draft budget for the 2021 fiscal year.
Here’s where the jobs are — in one chart – CNBC
Health care has for months reaffirmed its place as an employment juggernaut in the U.S. for the foreseeable future thanks to changing demographics and advances in medical technology.
Don’t Ruin College by Making It Free – Education Next
The 2020 Democratic primary has changed the debate on higher education in the United States. When Senator Bernie Sanders first proposed making public college free during his 2016 campaign, most commentators, myself included, dismissed the idea as radical and unrealistic, along with his candidacy
Big Differences in Biden and Sanders’s Plans – Inside Higher Ed
Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have different ideas about college affordability and higher education policy, both in their approaches and the specificity of their plans.
Small Colleges Are Lawyering Up. Here’s Why. – Forbes
In addition to the standard docket of lawsuits claiming that a university discriminated against applicants who were denied admission or that a faculty member was unfairly turned down for tenure, a wave of high-profile cases have resulted in universities offering large settlements or having multi-millon dollar verdicts returned against them.
U. of Washington Cancels In-Person Classes, Becoming First Major U.S. Institution to Do So Amid Coronavirus Fears – The Chronicle of Higher Ed
In doing so, Washington became the first major American university to take such drastic action amid rapidly growing fears of the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, Covid-19.
Stanford cancels in-person classes; faculty member tests positive for COVID-19 – Palo Alto
The university also announced Friday that two undergraduate students who possibly were exposed to the virus are in self-isolation and that a School of Medicine faculty member has tested positive for COVID-19.
Additional Coronavirus Coverage - Updated
Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education – CDC; Coronavirus: Tips for teaching college online – University Business; 6 Ways Universities Are Responding To Coronavirus – NPR.