Preparing for the Department’s New State Authorization Rule

By Aaron Lacey, Partner, Thompson Coburn’s Higher Education practice and Editorial Director, REGucation, the firm’s higher education blog
As institutions with online programming are well aware, the U.S. Department of Education’s new “state authorization” rule is set to become effective this coming July 1, 2018. This article discusses the new authorization and disclosure requirements set forth in the rule.

The Resurrection of the Obama-Era Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule

Faculty Mentorship: a Tool for Student Retention

By Isaiah Vianese, Liberal Arts and Sciences Department Chair and Sandra Monteiro, Assistant Dean of Student Services, Mandl School: the College of Allied Health
Institutions across the country are grappling with declining enrollments, while also wrestling with a renewed focus on student outcomes. In 2017, Mandl School: the College of Allied Health ran a successful Faculty Mentorship project and tracked its effects on student retention rates; resulting in an 11.4 percent rise in student retention rates in two degree programs.

Lunch and Learn for Improved Student Retention

Palmieri: We Need to get our Elected Representatives into our Schools

Interview with Tony Palmieri, President/CEO, Valley College
Tony Palmieri, president/CEO of Valley College, has a hands-on management style and believes communication and caring make him a successful leader. To meet the challenges the sector is facing, Palmieri believes it is imperative for schools to build and maintain relationships with their elected representatives and get them into our schools.

Attacking a Big Job With a Small Allotment of Time!

ACICS Recognition Review Continues to be a Dynamic Process

By Jay Vaughan, Partner and Chair of Education Practice Group, and Naomi Harralson May, Associate, Cooley LLP
While ACICS prepares an updated submission for consideration by a Senior Department Official, who is expected to make a determination by the end of July, other federal and state agencies are once again considering ACICS to be a federally recognized accrediting agency and reviewing the impact on status on a case-by-case basis.

The Resurrection of the Obama-Era Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule