USDE Publishes Final Draft Higher Education Proposals

April 17, 2019


Final Draft Higher Education Proposals (Politico "Morning Education" [after opening link, scroll down page to see item) “The Education Department on [April 16] published the Trump administration’s proposals to overhaul a wide range of higher education regulations on which a federal rulemaking panel reached consensus earlier this month. The proposals would change federal rules governing college accreditation, state approval of online colleges, religious institutions, competency-based education, and TEACH grants.”

Massachusetts Wants to Regulate Private Colleges That Might Close. Is That a Good Idea? (The Chronicle of Higher Education [subscription required], April 17, 2019) “Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, a Republican, wants to fast-track a proposal to impose more regulations on private colleges the state suspects could close.”

Connecticut Moves to Consolidate Community Colleges Amid Faculty Opposition (Inside Higher Ed, April 17, 2019) “The head of Connecticut's community college and university system will present more detailed plans for consolidating the management of the two-year colleges to the system's accreditor.”

Call to Fight the Spread of Corruption in HE Globally (University World News, April 13, 2019) “Corruption is ubiquitous and diverse in higher education, affecting every part of the world to some extent. It includes unethical, inappropriate, sometimes illegal practices, but the types and prevalences vary between countries, according to a new report published by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG).”

University of Alaska Board Votes No on Education School Accreditation (Juneau Empire, April 9, 2019) “The University of Alaska’s governing board has voted not to seek reaccreditation for some licensure programs at its Anchorage education school. Nearly 70% of the school’s students – 335 out of 489 – will be impacted by the vote on Monday by the university’s Board of Regents dropping efforts to reaccredit the college’s School of Education initial teacher licensure programs.”