Legal and Regulatory Issues
Three Webinars Addressing New Accreditation Regulations Held By USDE – Council for Higher Education Accreditation
The U.S. Department of Education held three webinars in January 2020 concerning the implementation of USDE’s new accreditation regulations published on November 1, 2019. Full recordings of these webinars are available at the links provided. Accreditation Webinar #1 addressed the accreditation rulemaking, the new recognition process, accreditation standards and the implementation timeline for the regulations. Accreditation Webinar #2 focused on substantive changes, compliance, timelines for institutions to come into compliance, alternate standards for judging institutions and student outcomes. Accreditation Webinar #3 focused on teach-outs, school closures, additional locations and state authorization for distance education.
Education Politics and Policy
Here’s Mike Bloomberg’s Soon-To-Be-Released Higher Education Plan – The Intercept
BILLIONAIRE MIKE BLOOMBERG’S presidential campaign is planning to release a higher education plan on Tuesday that pledges to make community college free, increase subsidies for low-income students, and end the practice of legacy admission.
Title IX Complicates Hill Negotiations on Higher Ed – Inside Higher Ed
Final Title IX rule from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is expected to set off a fight on Capitol Hill, and one of the casualties could be reauthorizing the Higher Education Act.
Public Partners With For-Profit – Inside Higher Ed
The company in question is Adtalem Global Education, the parent company of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and formerly known as DeVry Education Group.
Yavapai College To Launch First In The Nation 3D Construction Program – KNAU
Yavapai College this August will launch a program that teaches students about construction using 3D printer technology. The college says it is the first such program in the U-S, and that it could be key in improving the area’s affordable housing stock.
HS Diploma, 2-Year College, Apprenticeship — Which Is the Best Path? New ‘Right to Know’ Bills in 6 States Would Give Students More Data About Options (and Outcomes) – The 74
Whether it’s a traditional high school or a career and technical education program, whether it’s into a four-year or a community college, the military or an apprenticeship, students and families need information to make the best decisions toward their own goals.
Helicopters tow planes over Norfolk Saturday – WAVY
Two planes, a Saberliner 80 and Cessna 421, were delivered to the Aviation Institute of Maintenance Norfolk campus by air midday, according to the school. They were too large to be towed through the streets of Norfolk.
How the skills gap is changing the degree path – Education Dive
To address demand for job-specific training, these colleges are giving students more ways to gain work experience and short-term credentials while in school.
The Really Good And Really Bad News On Lifelong Learning – Forbes
With rapidly changing technology, the speed at which businesses must operate to be competitive in a global economy and with human life expectancy rising steadily, it’s clear that lifelong learning will become essential for humans to remain relevant in the workplace.
Trump Vs. Democrats On Higher Education – Forbes
Today’s harsh divisions between the Republicans and Democrats make Lincoln’s plea relevant today, and the Trump Administration budget for fiscal year 2021 demonstrates the extent of the ideological warfare between the major political parties with respect to higher education.