U.S. Department of Education Releases State Authorization, Notice and Disclosure, and Institutional Eligibility Regulations

By Roger Swartzwelder, Shareholder and Member of the Education Practice Group, Maynard Cooper
On Nov. 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) published final regulations amending several Title IV regulations addressing institutional eligibility and operations. These new regulations are effective July 1, 2020. The Secretary of Education (“Secretary”), however, designated certain sections for early implementation on or after Nov. 1, 2019, as detailed in this article.

A Roadmap to Compliance with the New Title IX Rule

Ten Traits of a Highly Effective Instructor

By P. Michael Lanouette, Ph.D., Regional Director of Operations, Centura College/Tidewater Tech/AIM
Highly effective instructors are one of the critical components in creating and maintaining a highly effective school. The traits defined in this article were developed after watching hundreds of instructors across the country and matching them to quantifiable effectiveness.

Remote Teaching –Thriving or Surviving?

Department of Education’s New Accreditation Rule Encourages Competition Among Agencies

By Katherine Demedis, Associate, Education Group at Powers
The new regulations change the basic eligibility requirements for accrediting agencies seeking recognition, which currently include: 1) Federal link, 2) Geographic scope, 3) Accrediting experience, and 4) Acceptance by others. In general, the changes make it easier for new accrediting agencies to become recognized, thereby potentially increasing competition among agencies.

A Roadmap to Compliance with the New Title IX Rule

The Valley College Student Life Cycle

By Richard Lombardo, Ph.D., Vice-President of Education and Development, Valley College
The Valley College Student Life Cycle has been designed to bring a balanced, comprehensive, and personalized approach to students by breaking down silos and creating a defined and transparent educational journey that is fully synthesized with our Career Services team to ensure that we not only fulfill the educational needs of our students but also, properly prepare our students to enter their chosen industry where they can bring sustainable value to that industry for years to come.

Remote Teaching –Thriving or Surviving?

2019 Proprietary Higher Education Review: “Food Fight!”

By Tony Guida, Partner, Education Group of Duane Morris LLP
As Guida looks at the current state of affairs in our Nation’s capital, including campaign activities gearing up for the 2020 presidential election, he can’t help but be reminded of the cafeteria scene from the movie “National Lampoon’s Animal House.”

Department Sacrifices Access by Minority Students in Order to Settle an Old Score