CECU Daily Update Email
Understanding the Entry-Level Driver Training Regulation
Join Don Lefeve, President of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association as he covers the new Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) rule, taking effect February 7, 2020. This webinar will discuss how the changing requirements impact both the student and instructor, as well as regulation requirements, state requirements and potential issues at the state level.
Presenter: Don Lefeve - President, Commercial Vehicle Training Association
Date: TODAY, Wednesday, November 6th
Time: 2pm EST
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
Financial Aid and Student Loan Issues
Revised Policy for Standard Term Length – IFAP
Many institutions have asked the Department for increased flexibility to modify the length of their terms to better accommodate the needs of students and the specialized coursework associated with certain types of educational programs. In response, the Department reviewed its “standard term” policy and is announcing the following changes.
Federal Need-Based Aid on the Decline as States, Institutions Fill Gap – NASFAA
The annual reports — “Trends in Student Aid” and “Trends in College Pricing,” released today — provide the necessary context to see the bigger picture of college affordability and access.
Education Politics and Policy
Funding for minority-serving colleges caught in the crossfire of Senate dispute – The Washington Post
More than a month after $255 million in funding for minority-serving colleges expired, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) took to the Senate floor on Tuesday to request unanimous approval to extend the money.
Elizabeth Warren releases new plan for military service members and veterans, emphasizing education – CNBC
Ahead of Veterans Day, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren released an over 7,500-word plan titled “Keeping our promises to our service members, veterans and military families.
Herzing University-Kenosha Moving Campus to Downtown
Herzing University today announced plans to relocate its Kenosha campus to downtown Kenosha, providing a more spacious and modern learning environment for students from across Southeastern Wisconsin who attend the nonprofit school.
Master’s Entry Program in Nursing Announcement
In October, Eagle Gate unveiled a new program for the Murray campus: The Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN). This degree program will provide graduates with a coveted degree in the healthcare industry.
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.
Click here to watch the video.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
ED Publishes Final State Authorization for Distance Education Rule – Cooley ED
The regulations are slated to take effect on July 1, 2020, but as expected, ED will allow institutions to opt for early implementation as of November 1, 2019, which would bypass compliance with the 2016 rules currently in effect.
How do students want to use tech on campus? – University Business
But some—such as students who work 40 or more hours a week, who are married, or who have a physical or learning disability—would rather take more online classes, according to a new study released by the Educause Center for Analysis and Research.
The Next College (and Boot Camp) Alternative – Inside Higher Ed
Kenzie Academy positions itself as a faster, more affordable way to prepare first-generation students in the U.S. heartland for technology jobs.
Bill Gates: High Schoolers Should Cultivate 1 Skill to Thrive in 2030 and Beyond – Inc.
Gates encouraged the high school students to cultivate their curiosity. The more knowledge they seek out, the better they’ll be prepared for what’s ahead.
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