Coming Soon: ACE Webinars on Final Title IX Rule and Proposed Expansion of Foreign Gift and Contract Reporting Requirements November 25, 2019 Section 1 ContentTo receive registration information for either or both pending webinars, sign up belowThe Department of Education (ED) is expected sometime in January or February to issue a final rule that significantly amends the department's existing Title IX campus sexual assault regulations. Given the importance of this final rule and the intense interest among various campus stakeholders, ACE will be aiming to provide a “just in time" webinar within 2-3 days of the final Title IX rule's release. Offering public policy, legal and student affairs perspectives, ACE General Counsel and Vice President Peter McDonough and Director of Government Relations Anne Meehan, along with attorney Amy Foerster and Wake Forest University's Penny Rue, will deliver an overview of key provisions and takeaways for presidents, chancellors, general counsels, Title IX coordinators, government relations, student affairs and HR professionals, and other senior campus leaders with Title IX responsibilities. The precise day and time of the Title IX webinar will be announced when the final rule is released. Please click here for more information and to request registration information as soon as the Title IX webinar is formally scheduled. Email questions to GR@acenet.edu.Foreign Gift and Contract Reporting Information Collection WebinarMeanwhile, ACE also will conduct a webinar providing an overview of ED's proposed expansion of the requirements pertaining to foreign gift and contract reporting under Section 117 of the Higher Education Act (HEA). This problematic enlargement of federal oversight was proposed Sept. 6, 2019, via an ED information collection request (ICR), which reached well beyond the scope of the law. Comments on the proposed information collection closed Nov. 5. In mid-December, ED asked the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an expedited review to finalize the ICR in time for the next reporting deadline for institutions, Jan. 31. OMB rejected that request, and ED withdrew it and on Feb. 10 resubmitted a proposal for an expanded ICR via the Federal Register and gave 30 days for public comment.ACE Senior Vice President Terry W. Hartle and ACE Director of Government Relations Steven Bloom will discuss what is in the final information collection request and how it could impact colleges and universities.This webinar will be valuable for presidents, provosts, general counsels, government relations officers, vice presidents of research, CFOs/ chief business officers, development officers, and any other campus leaders who are concerned with foreign gift and contract issues. The foreign gift and contract reporting requirements webinar will be held after the final information collection request is released. Click here for more information about this pending webinar and to request registration information as soon as it is formally scheduled. Email questions to GR@acenet.edu. Section 2 Content Section 3 Content Section 4 Content Section 5 Content Section 6 Content Button Content Rail Content 1Sign Up for More Information Webinar: Discussing the Title IX Final RuleWebinar: Proposed Expansion of Foreign Gift and Contract Reporting Requirements Rail Content 2 Rail Content 3 Related Online Event July 28, 20203:00 PM to 3:30 PM What has Congress accomplished before its summer recess, and what more can we expect leading up to election season? ACE’s Terry Hartle and Jon Fansmith update you on this and other public policy developments. Presented on ACE Engage—Create Your Account. Read More Online Event July 28, 20203:00 PM to 3:30 PM Public Policy Pop-Up: July Edition News June 26, 2020 ACE and other higher education associations have submitted amicus briefs in two federal court cases seeking a delay in the effective date of the final Title IX regulations. 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Read More Toolkit May 8, 2020 Resources on the Department of Education's Final Title IX Regulation Statement May 6, 2020 ACE President says Education Department's release of the final Title IX rule during the COVID-19 pandemic is "irrational and unrealistic." Read More Statement May 6, 2020 Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on Final Title IX Regulations News April 20, 2020 The Office of Management and Budget has concluded its review and approved the Department of Education’s revised proposed expansion of foreign gift and contract reporting requirements under Section 117 of the Higher Education Act. Read More News April 20, 2020 OMB Approves Final Foreign Gift and Contract Reporting Information Collection Request News April 2, 2020 ACE and more than 60 other organizations are asking governors to take immediate action to ensure their states provide reciprocity in licensing of health care and mental health care professionals. Read More News April 2, 2020 ACE, Other Organizations Urge Governors to Cooperate on Health Care Licensing Reciprocity During COVID-19 Pandemic Community This group is designed for those focused on federal higher education policymaking, with opportunities to discuss pressing policy issues. Only on ACE Engage—Create your account! Read More Community Public Policy News March 30, 2020 ACE President Ted Mitchell called the higher education provisions in the plan, which total approximately $14 billion, “woefully inadequate.” Read More News March 30, 2020 Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Allocates $14 Billion to Higher Education Statement March 25, 2020 While this legislation is an improvement from where the Senate started, the amount of money it provides to students and higher education institutions remains woefully inadequate. Read More Statement March 25, 2020 ACE President Ted Mitchell on Senate Stimulus Bill’s Impact on Students and Institutions Audio ACE's Terry Hartle and Jon Fansmith host a follow-up session to the "Whither HEA Reauthorization" webinar, answering attendees' questions about the legislation. Only on ACE Engage—Create your account! Read More Audio Whither Higher Education Act Reauthorization Q&A News March 13, 2020 Both houses of Congress are formally opposing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s borrower defense rule finalized last September, with both the House and Senate passing resolutions expressing disapproval of the rule. Read More News March 13, 2020 Senate Blocks Education Department's Borrower Defense Rule News March 13, 2020 The Department of Education should make changes to the latest version of its proposed expansion of foreign gift and contract reporting requirements, ACE said in comments submitted March 11. Read More News March 13, 2020 ACE, Higher Education Groups Comment on New Foreign Gift and Reporting Information Request News February 20, 2020 President Trump signed an executive order last March that linked federal research and education grants to campus free speech. Read ACE's comments on the Education Department's proposed rule implementing the order. Read More News February 20, 2020 Education Department Rule Implementing Trump’s Campus Free Speech Order Is "Breathtaking in Its Reach" News February 11, 2020 In its place, ED the department resubmitted a proposal for an expanded information collection request with just one change: It removes the request for unredacted “true copies” of contracts and gift agreements from covered institutions. Read More News February 11, 2020 Education Department Withdraws Emergency HEA Section 117 Information Collection Request News February 3, 2020 ACE submitted comments to the National Science and Technology Council on the work of the Joint Committee on the Research Environment (JCORE) and how to maximize the quality and effectiveness of American research. Read More News February 3, 2020 ACE Responds to Request for Information on the American Research Environment News January 17, 2020 The House of Representatives voted 231-180 to pass a resolution to block Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' new borrower defense rule from going into effect. Read More News January 17, 2020 House Votes to Block Education Department Rule on Borrower Defense News January 13, 2020 The December webinar, “Whither Higher Education Act Reauthorization?” is now archived exclusively on ACE Engage®, ACE’s online community and learning platform. 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