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By George Mikluscak, Vice President-Academic Compliance, West Virginia Junior College
Accreditation and state regulatory compliance should not be an event that occurs every few years. Rather, it is a culture that needs to be lived every day by every person on campus. A quarterly audit system is a simplistic approach to maintaining compliance of academic operations.

Department Announces New Approach to FERPA Enforcement

Department Announces New Approach to FERPA Enforcement

By Nicolas Michiels, Principal, Education Practice Group, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC
The U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) recently announced an important change in the way it will enforce the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”). Instead of opening a formal investigation regarding each valid FERPA complaint the Department will now dedicate investigatory resources to the highest-risk issues and take a less formal, more collaborative approach for other cases.

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Surviving (or even Thriving in) an ED Program Review

By Sherry Gray, Dan Brozovic, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC
U.S. Department of Education program reviews can demonstrate your institution’s compliance with the Title IV rules and requirements, but they can also lead to significant compliance findings and substantial liabilities. The Department can conduct a program review at any time – are you prepared?

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Unitek College Students and Instructors Love Mobile Application for Attendance

By Ena Hull, Sr. Vice President of Student Financial Services and Title IV Compliance, Unitek College
Unitek College deployed a mobile phone application in the classroom for tracking and automating student attendance. Learn about the student and instructor experience including the data revealed through attendance automation and the improvements in student classroom engagement.

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U.S. Department of Education’s September 2016 Audit Guide Key Changes

By Michael T. Wherry, CPA, Director/Shareholder, McClintock & Associates, PC
After over a decade of waiting, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General issued a new Audit Guide which has expanded existing audit requirements and added new audit requirements. In short, Title IV compliance audits aren’t getting any easier.

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