September 27, 2016

Presentation Title

Compliance and State Authorization of U.S. Institutions for Online and Hybrid Programs

Location

Capitol Ballroom

Start

9-27-2016 2:30 PM

End

9-27-2016 3:05 PM

Abstract

This presentation will focus primarily on the U.S. Department of Education’s State Authorization for Distance Education regulations (applies to exclusively/purely online programs). In 2010, the Department issued new regulations requiring institutions to seek authorization in order to comply with the laws and regulations of the states where the institution is operating, recruiting, or offering programs. Federal financial aid in a state to the institution cannot be issued unless an institution is authorized in the student's state. These regulations had a significant impact on colleges and universities around the country. Since then, the regulations have been “vacated" by federal court ruling and therefore unenforceable. In July 2016, the Department proposed the negotiated rule on state authorization of postsecondary distance education and foreign locations. The Department expects to publish a final regulation before the end of the year.

Format

Round Table

Institutional level targeted

Higher Ed

Presenter(s) Biography

Dr. Carbone is an assistant professor and administrator at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). She has worked for the College of Education for ten years and the College of Computing and Engineering for six years at NSU. In addition to her faculty appointment, she is responsible for the research, outreach and relationship building with state agencies to develop and maintain all necessary state authorization requirements and compliance for all programs offered at the College of Education. Dr. Carbone’s academic career spans from all levels of post-secondary education and includes teaching, research and administrative experiences at the community college level through graduate school. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Business and Technology program. She later earned her Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Education degree from Nova Southeastern University.

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Sep 27th, 2:30 PM Sep 27th, 3:05 PM

Compliance and State Authorization of U.S. Institutions for Online and Hybrid Programs

Capitol Ballroom

This presentation will focus primarily on the U.S. Department of Education’s State Authorization for Distance Education regulations (applies to exclusively/purely online programs). In 2010, the Department issued new regulations requiring institutions to seek authorization in order to comply with the laws and regulations of the states where the institution is operating, recruiting, or offering programs. Federal financial aid in a state to the institution cannot be issued unless an institution is authorized in the student's state. These regulations had a significant impact on colleges and universities around the country. Since then, the regulations have been “vacated" by federal court ruling and therefore unenforceable. In July 2016, the Department proposed the negotiated rule on state authorization of postsecondary distance education and foreign locations. The Department expects to publish a final regulation before the end of the year.