Education Department Releases Final Rules on Accreditation, State Authorization November 04, 2019 Section 1 ContentThe Department of Education (ED) on Nov. 1 published its final regulations on accreditation and state authorization distance education, the result of a negotiated rulemaking session earlier this year. That rulemaking panel, which included ACE Senior Vice President Terry Hartle, was able to reach consensus.The rules are meant to ease the process for accreditors to earn federal recognition as well as allow new accreditors to gain that status. When the draft rules were published in June, ACE believed that on balance, they would give both ED and accreditors some flexibility and provide important protections for students, while not fundamentally altering the higher education regulatory framework.The regulations will go into effect in July 2020.The House Education and Labor Committee voted to pass a bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, the primary law that governs the relationship between the federal government, colleges and universities, and students. Section 2 Content Section 3 Content Section 4 Content Section 5 Content Section 6 Content Button Content Rail Content 1 Rail Content 2 Rail Content 3 Related 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 continues to provide timely webinars and resources for the higher education community on COVID-19 through the ACE Engage® online learning platform. Read More News March 30, 2020 ACE Webinars on Finances, Diversity and Equity Efforts in Response to Coronavirus 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 Video Terry Hartle speaks with Jamie Studley from WASC and Heather Perfetti, incoming president of MSCHE, about how COVID-19 might impact accreditation. Presented on Engage—Create your account. Read More Video How Will COVID-19 Impact Accreditation? 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 Online Event March 3, 20204:00 PM to 4:30 PM Hear Adam Bush, Provost, and Dennis Littky, President from College Unbound talk with Louis Soares, Chief learning and innovation officer at ACE, about their college, their journey and what's next. Only on ACE Engage. Create a complimentary account! Read More Online Event March 3, 20204:00 PM to 4:30 PM Cracking the Code: Retaining Adult Learners at College Unbound 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 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. Read More News January 13, 2020 Missed Our Recent Webinar on HEA Reauthorization? No Problem, See It On ACE Engage. News December 13, 2019 Congress gave final approval Dec. 10 to the FUTURE Act, a bill that will restore and make permanent a $255 million per year funding stream for minority serving institutions. Read More News December 13, 2019 Congress Approves FUTURE Act Video December 10, 20191:00 PM to 1:45 PM This webinar provided overview of the prospects for HEA reauthorization, major issues involved with the legislation, and the implications for colleges and universities. Only on ACE Engage—Create your account! Read More Video December 10, 20191:00 PM to 1:45 PM Whither HEA Reauthorization? News December 9, 2019 The Senate has approved an amendment to the FUTURE Act that would permanently restore $255 million in funding for minority serving institutions and streamline the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Read More News December 9, 2019 Senate Approves Compromise Measure to Extend MSI Funding, Simplify FAFSA News December 9, 2019 The Dec. 4 conversation, the first in a monthly series of Public Policy Pop-Ups, was hosted on ACE Engage®, ACE's peer-to-peer online community and learning platform. Read More News December 9, 2019 Public Policy Pop-Ups on ACE Engage Keep Campus Leaders in the Loop News December 2, 2019 ACE is debuting a new feature called the Public Policy Pop-Up on ACE Engage®, ACE’s peer-to-peer online community and learning platform for higher education executives. Read More News December 2, 2019 Introducing Monthly Live Policy Updates on ACE Engage News November 25, 2019 ACE to host a webinar on the upcoming revised Title IX campus sexual assault regulations, and one on ED's proposed expansion of requirements for foreign gift and contract reporting. Read More News November 25, 2019 Coming Soon: ACE Webinars on Final Title IX Rule and Proposed Expansion of Foreign Gift and Contract Reporting Requirements News November 18, 2019 Register now for a Dec. 10 ACE webinar exploring whether the Higher Education Act (HEA) will be reauthorized anytime soon. Read More News November 18, 2019 ACE Webinar: Whither HEA Reauthorization?