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Department of Education Issues Guidance on Differentiated Accreditation

NAICU Washington Update
May 2, 2016

The Department of Education provided clarity on two issues related to differentiated accreditation.

NAICU Submits Teacher Preparation-Distance Education Comments to Department of Education

NAICU Washington Update
April 27, 2016

On April 22, NAICU submitted comments to the Department of Education on the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking regarding teacher preparation.

Department of Education Seeks Public Comment on Accreditation Information Collection

NAICU Washington Update
April 8, 2016

The Department of Education is soliciting public comment on a draft letter it intends to send to all federally recognized accrediting agencies clarifying terminology used by accreditors.

Department of Education Revises Teacher Preparation Regulations

NAICU Washington Update
April 6, 2016

The Department of Education signaled its renewed effort to move forward on the controversial teacher preparation regulations that were proposed in 2014. The proposed regulations clarify state reporting responsibilities as well as TEACH Grant eligibility.

NLRB Rules that Independent College Must Negotiate With Union on Credit Hour Changes

NAICU Washington Update
April 6, 2016

The NLRB ruled that Columbia College Chicago violated federal labor law when it did not negotiate with its adjunct faculty union before reducing the credit hours assigned to several courses.

Proposals Sought for Research Grants on Small, Private Colleges

NAICU Washington Update
March 23, 2016

The Jandris Center at the University of Minnesota is offering $2,500 awards for research focusing on innovation, leadership, and change in the small, private college sector.

Borrower Defense Negotiated Rule-making Panel Fails to Reach Consensus

NAICU Washington Update
March 23, 2016

The negotiators on borrower defenses failed to reach consensus on proposed regulations during the final negotiated rule-making sessions. The Department of Education is now free to write a Notice of Proposed Rule-Making as it sees fit.

Final Overtime Rule Sent to OMB

NAICU Washington Update
March 23, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor sent its final rule on overtime pay to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review and approval. There is currently no information on the content of the final rule, or when it will go into effect.

Political Activity on Campus

NAICU Washington Update
March 22, 2016

The American Council on Education recently updated its memorandum on political campaign activities to presidents, providing compliance guidelines for 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt institutions.

Senate Confirms King as Secretary of Education

NAICU Washington Update
March 22, 2016

On March 15, the U. S. Senate confirmed John King as the next Secretary of Education.

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