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Florida vs Department of Education: Background and Implications

Florida vs Department of Education: Implications and Background:

Redefining State Control in Higher Education

On June 21, 2023, Florida filed a lawsuit (Florida vs Department of Education) challenging higher education accreditation practices. The lawsuit questions the role of state governments in governing institutions and aims to reshape the Department of Education’s authority over accreditation. Florida’s case revolves around two main points: the constitutionality of outsourcing quality assessment to non-governmental entities and the ability of institutions to change accrediting bodies without federal restrictions. This lawsuit has significant implications for the balance between federal oversight and state autonomy in education.

Washington Update: Title IX, Student Debt, NC-SARA, and Debt Ceiling Negotiations - Changing Higher Ed Podcast Cover with a picture of Drumm McNaughton and Tom Netting

Washington Update: Title IX, Student Debt, NC-SARA, and Debt Ceiling Negotiations:

Changing Higher Education Podcast 158 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Tom Netting

A lot has been happening up on The Hill that affects higher education. In this Washington Update podcast, Dr. Drumm McNaughton catches up on the latest news with Tom Netting, president of TEN Government Strategies, who advocates before Congress, federal agencies, and state governments on behalf of private institutions of higher education and post-secondary education companies.

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 113 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Tom Netting – Washington Update: Proposed Changes to Title IX and Protecting Vulnerable Students

Washington Update: Proposed Changes to Title IX and Protecting Vulnerable Students:

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 113 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Tom Netting

In this episode, Tom Netting returns to the show for an intensive discussion about the proposed amendments to Title IX as well as the recently released notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) relating to several key issues left over from this year’s Neg Reg process, including borrower defense to repayment (BDR) and public service loan forgiveness (PLSF).

Washington Update: Neg Reg 2022 Implications for Higher Education Policy - Changing Higher Ed Podcast 111 with Guest Tom Netting

Washington Update: Neg Reg 2022 Implications for Higher Education Policy:

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 111 with Guest Tom Netting

A review of the outcomes of this year’s Negotiated Rulemaking (Neg Reg) process reveals a mix of wins and losses among 16 total issue papers up for debate. Beneficial gains in key areas were made during this critical part of the Department of Education’s rulemaking process in Washington D.C., which has far-reaching implications for all institutions of higher education, including for-profit and community colleges.

Neg Reg 2022’s agenda this year was divided between two committees: the Affordability and Student Loans Committee, or committee one, and the Institutional and Programmatic Eligibility Committee, or committee two.

Shaping College Curriculum for Student Workforce Success - AAC&U Report - Changing Higher Ed Podcast - The Change Leader

Shaping College Curriculum for Student Workforce Success – AAC&U Report:

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 107 with Guest Dr. Ashley Finley

The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has issued its new report that will have an impact on shaping college curriculum for student workforce success. The report, “On the Same Page? Administrator and Faculty Views on What Shapes College Learning and Student Success”, focuses on the needed outcomes that shape undergraduate education and the practices guiding faculty and other stakeholders in the work they’re doing on campuses to support student learning and success.

Some of the questions we’ll answer are:

How do colleges and universities define and articulate learning outcomes, provide access to engaging learning experiences, and assess student success?
What defines a credential’s value for students to achieve professional and personal success?
What practices of accountability for assessment, improvement, and equity are campuses undertaking to ensure all students graduate with similar levels of value?

Defining the Role of Academe in the Future of America

Defining the Role of Academe in the Future of America:

The Latest Higher Ed News from Dr. Drumm McNaughton

Defining the role of academe in the future of America needs to be addressed and defined by leaders in the Academy. A new administration took office this week—and this is one of the most important transitions in our country’s history. The national acrimony and strife that has been building since the 1980s came to a head this year, exploding into the streets, on campuses and into the headlines. The sharp political divide, Black Lives Matter, the takeover of the U.S. Capitol, the rise of innuendo and slander and divisiveness brings us to a basic question – what is the United States about?

NEGOTIATED RULEMAKING 2019

Negotiated Rulemaking 2019 — Washington Update:

with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Russ Poulin | Changing Higher Ed Podcast 029

Negotiated Rulemaking 2019 podcast with Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Dr. Russ Poulin. Dr. Poulin served on the subcommittee on the recent federal Negotiated Rulemaking (Neg Reg) negotiations where he had the opportunity to provide input on recommendations that were voted on by the full committee. He was recently promoted to be the Executive Director of WCET.

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