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Apple Tree - Distance Learning: Regulations and Compliance


January 23
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Colbert Education Ctr/Library, Room 405
Mary Mauldin

Upcoming Apple Tree

Topic: Distance Learning - Regulations and Compliance (Webinar)

Session Sponsor: Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Date: Wednesday, January 23

Time: 2:00pm

Location: Room 405, Colbert Education Ctr/Library

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness has purchased access to the webinar below.

Every U.S. state has its own set of rules, regulations and requirements for chartering and authorizing institutions of higher education. However, with the expansion of branch campuses across state borders and accessibility of Internet-based learning, rules, regulations and requirements are continually being reviewed and revised.

As Internet-based learning has grown in both availability and sophistication, the institutions and other organizations offering courses and programs increasingly find themselves battling against an array of laws, regulations, rules and policies at the federal and state levels, and among accreditors and other quality-assurance organizations. This compliance - at best - can be costly, and - at worst - has erected barriers to access.

Between new Federal rules returning to the credit-hour standard, and state laws that require schools that enroll learners in 100% online courses to nonetheless secure a state license, there is considerable fear, confusion and significant misinformation.

Join your colleagues from across the country where we will provide you a summary of the state of all levels of regulation as it affects distance learning and provide a roadmap for navigating the complexities that surround the field.

Michael B. Goldstein currently serves as Co-Practice Leader, Higher Education with Dow Lohnes.

Topics Covered:
- The basic regulatory structures that apply to distance learning.
- The obligations of institutions to secure approvals from some - but not all - states.
- The obligation of institutions to inform students where the school is allowed to accept enrollments.
- The importance of property informing students regarding their ability to use their degrees to secure professional certifications, such as in teaching and nursing.

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