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FCC Releasing Net Neutrality Rules Mid-May, Chairman Gives Insight into Proposals
April 28, 2014

On April 23, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will release in mid-May new proposed “net neutrality” or Open Internet Rules, which would outlin…

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 …

Online Learning Challenges: State Authorization, Federal Regulation
October 24, 2011

Jarret Cummings ( ) is Policy Specialist in the EDUCAUSE Washington, D.C., office. Comments on this article can be posted to the web via the link at the bott…

ED Blinks, with a Warning
April 21, 2011

On Wednesday, April 20, the Department of Education issued a new "Dear Colleague" letter acknowledging "complaints from some institutions, or their representatives, that they a…

Two new State Authorization resources
March 28, 2011

Just released: A blog by the estimable Russ Poulin of WCET expanding on his "Train Wreck" comment and soliciting impact statements. A good summary of where we ar…

Dept of Education Issues Letter on State Authorization
March 18, 2011

See update posted March 28, 2011. The Department of Education has issued its anticipated "Dear Colleague" letter on Program Integrity requirements , including Stat…

State Authorization Regulation for Distance Education Among Topics Discussed at House Hearing
March 11, 2011

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing on March 11th on "Education Regulations: Federal Overreach into Academic Affairs" that addressed concerns related t…

4/21/2011 New "Dear Colleague" Letter on State Authorization
April 21, 2011

The Department of Education has released a new letter regarding its State Authorization rules. It announces an extension till 2014 for institutions acting in "good faith" to become …

3/28/2011 Campus Safety and Security Handbook Updated
April 1, 2011

The Department of Education has updated it's Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting This comprehensive document has 304 pages of step by step procedures and examples …