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Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on HEA Reauthorization
July 27, 2015

Jen Ortega serves as a consultant to EDUCAUSE on federal policy and government relations. She has worked with EDUCAUSE since 2013 and assists with monitoring legislative and regulatory proposal…

Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)

Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) True Starting the…

Senate and House Preparing for Higher Ed Reauthorization
July 25, 2014

At the end of June, both Senate Democrats and House Republicans began drafting and introducing legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, which was most recently reauthorized in 2008. T…

Fed. Regs. on Student Identity Verification, State Authorization of Distance Ed. Back on the Radar
April 16, 2013

As reported in today's  Inside Higher Ed , the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has announced its intent to modify the rule-making effort  it originally proposed last year  …

The E-Learning Policy Environment (Updated 02/14/13)
February 12, 2013

I presented a session entitled "The E-Learning Policy Environment" this January at the EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference (MARC) and just last week at the EDUCAUSE Learning…

What Might the For-Profit Sector's Problems Mean for All of Higher Ed?
August 3, 2012

Earlier this week, the chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Tom Harkin, held a press conference to announce the release of the committee’s report…

EDUCAUSE Comments: Financial Aid Fraud and Identity Verification
June 4, 2012

EDUCAUSE submitted comments last week in response to a U.S. Department of Education (ED) notice about ED’s intent to hold a negotiated rule-making process later this year on financial …

Higher Education & Entertainment Industry Discuss Implementation of HEOA Peer-to-Peer Provisions, April 2012
April 19, 2012

On April 11, 2012, members of the higher education community and representatives from the entertainment industry met in Washington DC for a one-day bilateral forum jointly sponsored by EDUCAUSE …

Report of the Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities
December 6, 2011

The Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities (the Commission) was authorized under the Higher Education Opportunity Act…

Congressional E-Learning Caucus Taking Shape
February 6, 2012

Last October, U.S. Representatives Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Jared Polis (D-CO) announced the formation of the Congressional E-Learning Caucus. This body is intended to serve as a commu…