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UPCEA & Other Associations Urge HHS Not to Pursue Definition of Sex

November 29, 2018

​Shortly before the November election, word leaked that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was considering developing a definition of “sex” that would, in effect, maintain that an individual’s sex was determined at birth and was unchangeable. In a letter​ last week, UPCEA, along with ACE and 27 other higher education associations, urged HHS not…

Department of Education Announces Formal Rulemaking Committee, Seeks Nominations

October 15, 2018

Following their request for input on a wide-ranging set of topics to be placed into a single negotiated rulemaking session, the Department has formally announced their intent to hold sessions in January, February, and March related to these issues. The department has decided to split this rulemaking session into one main committee regarding “Accreditation and…

UPCEA Issues Comments on Proposed Negotiated Rulemaking September 2018

September 15, 2018

UPCEA recently commented on the vast undertaking of the rulemaking committee that was proposed by the Department of Education. We find that the proposed depth and breadth of the topics, and the amount of time provided to the committee, coupled with the complexity of those topics and the limited amount of seats at the table…

Letter to Dept of ED on Gainful Employment

September 13, 2018

UPCEA, along with ACE and 20 other higher education groups sent comments to the Department of Education (ED) on the department’s proposal to rescind existing Gainful Employment regulations.  We oppose the Department’s proposal to rescind, instead of revise, the existing gainful employment regulations, and do not believe that simply replacing them with additional disclosures on…

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UPCEA Policy Committee

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

Susan Aldridge, Drexel University
Jennifer Blum, Laureate Education
Allison Friederichs, University of Denver
Kristen Brown, University of Louisville
Ricky LaFosse, University of Michigan
Reed Scull, University of Wyoming