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.
Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews CFO Tom Netting of TEN Government Strategies about the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness plan, the Omnibus Appropriations Bill, delays in upcoming regulations, and the effects that changes in Congress will have on higher education.
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).
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.
The U.S. Federal Government is continuing to create new guidance for higher ed on the Build Back Better initiative. This includes funding packages, negotiated rulemaking, new leaders at the U.S. Department of Education, and changing perspectives in relation to areas such as Title IX.
Higher Ed News—Washington update—U.S. policymakers continue to focus on accountability, student loan debt, and online education announcing new rounds of Negotiated Rulemaking. Congress is focusing on The Build Back Better plan, The American Rescue Plan, The American Jobs Plan, The American Family Plan.
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?
In this podcast, we discuss how new online regulations create problems for universities. The implementation of some of the latest higher education regulations is in limbo, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
Washington update: higher education policy and new regulations podcast. The coronavirus pandemic and the previous Negotiated Rulemaking from Spring 2019 are driving new changes in the current and future regulatory process regarding higher education. Federal policymakers continue to extend guidance and develop new regulations in response to the pandemic. In addition, several new guidelines are coming online that will affect higher education in areas including Title IX and online learning/innovation.