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Cybersecurity Compliance in the Higher Education Sector are you Protected?

By Renee Ford, Vice President, DJA Financial Aid Services Inc.
This article explores the legal responsibilities Title IV postsecondary institutions have to ensure the privacy and security of the records and data it maintains for its employees, students and parents. It will cover the top cybersecurity risks plaguing the sector, as well as mitigation tactics to minimize those threats facing institutions. Lastly, we will review how to create an optimal Information Security Program for your institution.

New OSHA Rules for Vaccination in the Workplace

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.

New OSHA Rules for Vaccination in the Workplace

Academic Operations – 100% Compliant 24/7/365

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.

New OSHA Rules for Vaccination in the Workplace

Staying Current With Title IX and Clery Act Requirements

By Katherine Brodie, Counsel, Ritzert & Leyton, PC
Sexual violence and its impact on students attending institutions of higher education has been a renewed focus of the Department of Education’s (ED’s) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) since the start of the Obama Administration in 2009 and the topic has received extensive coverage and debate in the media.

New OSHA Rules for Vaccination in the Workplace

New OSHA Rules for Vaccination in the Workplace

By Nicholas Kent, Senior Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU)
On November 5, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to protect employees from being infected by COVID-19. The ETS is an interim final rule that establishes workplace vaccination, vaccination verification, and face covering and testing requirements.

FSA to Launch Campus Cybersecurity Program and New Cybersecurity Standards