Policy and Legal Affairs

Distance education via online learning may be in a for a huge shake-up due to this proposal

While an agreement that allows smaller schools to provide online learning free of complicated compliance measures may be in peril, some experts believe the need for stronger consumer protection outweighs the negatives.

How policymakers, higher ed leaders aim to correctly implement performance-based funding

While the model has been adopted and discarded across the country since the 1970s, recent guidelines aim to ensure its staying power. 

Performance-based funding: The new normal or a schtick?

While the model has recently drawn fanfare from policymakers, some higher education leaders and the public, others argue that evidence suggests that it will not only not work, but it will also backfire.

New proposal offers federal funding for AI literacy in higher ed

The 'Artificial Intelligence Literacy Act' would provide grants to help develop interdisciplinary programs with nontraditional learners in mind and cultivate hands-on lab opportunities, all in order to facilitate a new wave of digital education.

Why federal oversight on higher education is growing on multiple fronts

Conflict in the Middle East and souring U.S.-China relations has stirred federal lawmakers and agencies to draw an antagonistic eye toward higher education and the nature of U.S. research.

Here’s what’s at stake in these high-level negotiation talks with school stakeholders

The Education Department has released a series of papers outlining how they propose to increase program integrity and institutional quality in higher education, building on the Biden Administration's longstanding mission to improve school accountability.

This for-profit believes it’s being “targeted” by the government

Grand Canyon University (Ariz.) President Brian Mueller said the Feds intend to issue a fine to the university for being deceptive about the costs of its doctorate programs,

How the DOE’s gainful employment rule puts your federal aid dollars at risk

Estimates find the ruling will protect approximately 700,000 students, and about 1,700 programs will fail at least one of its metrics.

USC will reinstate alumni status to 1,600+ graduates. Why was it ever revoked?

USC is settling a class action lawsuit with graduate certificate holders to avoid further expenses, which now total almost $250,000.

UChicago pays $13.5 million settlement to group accusing it engaged in price fixing

The suit called 17 elite schools a "cartel" and "gatekeepers of the American dream" for defrauding students of hundreds of millions of dollars in financial aid.

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