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WCET 2020 Summit (Virtual)

April 20-24, 2020

The 2020 View of Federal Regulations and the Potential Impact on Higher Education Practice

The 2020 Virtual Summit will asynchronously bring together policy-makers, accreditors, institutional leaders, and attorneys to help articulate policy implications for recently released rules and regulations from the Department of Education including accreditation changes and state authorization, as well as discuss proposed regulations on distance education.

The goal of the Virtual Summit will be to bring people who can inform, guide, and answer questions about how education policies, rules, and regulations, may impact their institution. Additionally, the Summit will help attendees learn how to articulate potential regulatory impact to their institutions as well as engage with lawmakers and Department officials to provide feedback and help shape future policies and regulations.

The Virtual Summit conversations will cover key topics such as:

  • Recent regulations on state authorization, accreditation, and disclosures.
  • The 2019 negotiated rulemaking process, including analysis of the consensus language on distance education and regular and substantive interaction.
  • Updates on proposed higher education legislation, including an update on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
  • Discussion of the potential impact of the 2020 presidential election.