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In a time of transitioning administrations, we ask, where do we go from here?

by Brenda Amaya, DEAC Accreditation Coordinator For the last several weeks, Washington, D.C. seems to have been stifled by a cloud of uncertainty. You may have been wondering, will the Department of Education be dismantled? How will the new administration impact the education landscape? And most importantly, should you create a twitter account? Or better […]

Legal Obligations to Online Students Under Title IX: Threshold Issues and Practical Considerations

Title IX compliance is an important issue that must not be overlooked by providers of distance education courses, programs and other online learning environments. DEAC thanks Gregory Ferenbach, Paul Thompson, and Naomi Harralson May from Cooley for graciously granting their permission to provide our Compass readers with their policy brief first published in Unbound. Innovators […]

Distance Education and Professional Licensing

DEAC is pleased to welcome guest blogger, Sharyl Thompson, CEO of Higher Education Regulatory Consulting to offer her insights on the complexities of distance education programs and professional licensing. Contrary to many predictions 15 to 20 years ago, distance education has not diminished or faded away. A recent report published by WCET (WCET Distance Education […]

Digital Accessibility – Know and Understand the Issues

By guest blogger: Lucien “Skip” Capone III, JD Last November I attended a conference on regulatory compliance in higher education. The conference was held by my professional organization, the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). One of the sessions focused upon federal regulation of accessibility to online education under the ADA and Section […]

December 6, 2015: Blurred Lines

By Susan Chiaramonte In 2010, the U.S. Department of Education published regulations strengthening its misrepresentation rules (see 34 CFR § 668.71). Whether the public or the education sector knew it, these revised regulations expanded the Department’s scope of reach to cover any misleading information made by an institution, its employees, its agents (such as lead […]