Government Affairs

Policy Matters | Joe Biden is President Elect – What Does that Mean for Higher Education Policy? (November 2020)

November 24, 2020

Major Updates Joe Biden is President Elect – What Does that Mean for Higher Education Policy? President-Elect Joe Biden will become the next President of the United States of America in January, so what does that mean for our field? For one, Jill Biden (who some of you will remember was a Keynote Speaker at…

Policy Matters | U.S. Department of Education Provides Updated FAQs for CARES Act Funds (October 2020)

October 29, 2020

Major Updates U.S. Department of Education Provides Updated FAQs for CARES Act Funds Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education released updated FAQs around the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) allocations. This included clarifications that it would not take enforcement measures against universities who issued funds to students who were not…

Policy Matters | Are You, Your Students and Staff Registered to Vote? (September 2020)

September 29, 2020

Major Updates Are You, Your Students and Staff Registered to Vote? College campuses have played a unique role in both Census data collection as well as voting efforts this year, as students who may live on or near campus have been rapidly displaced or decided to move to other places as campuses closed or their…

Policy Matters | Department of Ed Issues Final Rule on Distance Learning, “Regular and Substantive” and Competency-Based Education (August 2020)

August 27, 2020

Major Updates  Department of Ed Issues Final Rule on Distance Learning, “Regular and Substantive” and Competency-Based Education On August 24th, following the comprehensive 2018-2019 Negotiated Rulemaking session and the additional public comments from organizations such as UPCEA and its partners in the National Council for Online Education on the proposed regulations this past spring, the…