Education Politics and Policy
DeVos pushes alternative credentials, flexibility in speech to business leaders – Education Dive
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday extolled the potential benefits of microcredentials and other alternatives to traditional degrees, calling on the higher education sector to innovate and look to inexpensive programs for college students.
Amendment to Proprietary School and Servicer 2016 Audit Guide – IFAP
This letter amends the September 2016 Audit Guide, Guide for Audits of Proprietary Schools and For Compliance Attestation Engagements of Third-Party Servicers Administering Title IV Programs (Audit Guide).
VIDEO: Foxx Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week
This morning, Republican Leader of the House Committee on Education and Labor, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), spoke on the House floor to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week and the important role apprenticeships play in connecting students with the skills they need to build a successful life.
Full Committee Hearing
“'With Extreme Displeasure': Examining the Education Department’s Refusal to Provide Debt Relief to Defrauded Students.” Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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
Southeastern Institute Charleston hosts Let VETS Choose
Southeastern Institute Charleston recently hosted Veterans for Career Education (VCE) to campus as part of the group’s Let VETS Choose tour. Members of VCE met with Southeastern administration, active military, and veteran students from Southeastern Institute to discuss their activism.
Pima Medical Institute’s Las Vegas Campus Officially Launches Paramedic Associate Degree Program
Students interested in pursuing a career as a paramedic can now enroll in an associate degree program at Pima Medical Institute’s Las Vegas campus.
Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) U.S. Army Veteran Raul Alvarez Jr. feels that taking away his right to choose is "not correct" - servicemembers have the ability to choose to enter into the military, that choice should continue into the use of their GI bill benefits, being able to choose where they want to attend school.
Click here to watch the interview.
Return on Students’ Investments Varies Over Time – Inside Higher Ed
Colleges ranking highly after 10 years aren’t necessarily the same ones at the top after 40 years, report says. The middle tier is a perhaps surprising mix of public, nonprofit and for-profit institutions.
How Colleges Can Survive the Coming Enrollment Crash – The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
The reasons for this are many, including political, economic, and social factors. But the main one is demographic: Fewer students are graduating from high schools—not because graduation rates are down, but because birth rates fell by about 4 percent from 1990 to 2001.
InStride funders expect more colleges to tap corporate tuition benefit market – Education Dive
Two partners of The Rise Fund, which teamed up with Arizona State to launch the workforce education venture, discuss higher ed’s role in the growing trend.
Financial Aid/Student Loan Issues
California Attorney General seeks loan forgiveness for former ITT Tech students – The San Diego Union-Tribune
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Wednesday joined 21 state attorneys general in demanding immediate loan forgiveness for former ITT Technical Institute students, who they say were defrauded by the for-profit school.
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