Government Affairs

Department of Education Seeks Input on State Authorization Rule Delay

May 25, 2018

As we notified you of a few weeks ago, the Department of Education is seeking to delay the implementation of regulations relating to State authorization that are to go into effect June 1 of this year. The main reasons for the delay were concerns around disclosure issues and student residence for distance education programs and…

Letter to Congressman Denham for Permanent DACA Fix Bill

May 24, 2018

UPCEA joined with ACE and 32 other organizations to thank Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) and other representatives who supported H.Res. 774, thanking them for taking action to provide a permanent solution for Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The resolution uses a House rule known as “Queen of the Hill” to hold votes on four different…

Department of Education Releases 2018 Condition of Education Report

May 24, 2018

The US Department of Education has released its yearly dataset The Condition of Education 2018. The report covers all levels of education measured through key indicators, including not only higher education, but K-12 as well. The congressionally mandated report is provided to Congress to each year to inform policy making to show trends and the…

US Department of Education Delays Distance Education Regulations

May 10, 2018

On December 19th, 2016 the Department published regulations relating to the State authorization of distance education providers. These regulations originally were to go into effect July 1 of this year, but has been suggested to be delayed for two years until 2020. The Department has signaled that it intends to commence negotiated rulemaking on these…

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UPCEA Policy Committee

Mary Niemec, University of Nebraska, Co-Chair
Dick Senese, Capella University, Co-Chair

Susan Aldridge, Drexel University
Jennifer Blum, Laureate Education
Allison Friederichs, University of Denver
Reed Scull, University of Wyoming 
Jim Shaeffer, Old Dominion University
Scott Weimer, Virginia Tech