Category: Higher Ed

California Proposals Would Rewrite Rules for Many Nonprofit Institutions

Kate Lee Carey and Caitlyn Shelby

Part III in our series on the proposed bills in the California Assembly recaps two bills (AB1341 and AB1342) that would significantly affect both in-state and out-of-state nonprofit institutions and institutions considering a conversion to nonprofit status.

The College Admissions Scandal: Recognizing and Managing a Looming Risk

Travis LeBlanc, David Mills, Vince Sampson and Jay Vaughan

The nationwide indictments by the DOJ exposed the college admissions process to unprecedented scrutiny. Institutions of higher education should consider self-assessment and other proactive measures immediately.

California Jumps in with Sweeping Statutory Proposals – Part II (Registered Online Institutions and STRF)

Kate Lee Carey and Caitlyn Shelby

Part two in our series on the seven new bills a group of six California Assembly members have introduced focuses on registered online institutions and the California Student Tuition Recovery Fund.

California VA Agency Extends Comment Period

Kate Lee Carey and Caitlyn Shelby

The CSAAVE has extended the comment period on the proposed rulemaking until March 16.

California Jumps in With Sweeping Regulatory, Statutory Proposals Affecting VA Benefits, Other Issues

Kate Lee Carey and Caitlyn Shelby

California has introduced a legislative package of seven new bills that would substantially impact institutions operating in California under the approval of or through registration with the BPPE. This is the first in a series of blog posts on these bills.

Accreditation and Innovation Neg Reg Makes Slow Progress

Mike Goldstein, Naomi Harralson May and Caitlyn Shelby

The US Department of Education has extended the negotiated rulemaking process and walked back its most controversial proposals.

Cooley Team at ABHES National Conference

Kate Lee Carey and Jay Vaughan

The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) National Conference on Allied Health Education is February 20-22 in Savannah, Georgia. Cooley lawyers, Jay Vaughan and Kate Lee Carey, will be speaking at the conference.

Redefining Student Success: Informing the Debate on Accreditation and Innovation

Robin Dasher-Alston and Mike Goldstein

The team of negotiators working on the Department of Education’s proposals for substantially revising rules affecting the accreditation process and encouraging innovation will have to face a very basic problem: defining “student success.”

Accreditation and Innovation Neg Reg Opens to Controversy over Significant ED Proposals

Jay Vaughan, Mike Goldstein, Naomi Harralson May and Caitlyn Shelby

The US Department of Education and the panel of 20-plus negotiators this week concluded their first round of discussions on a sweeping set of proposed new rules affecting the regulation of accrediting bodies, distance education and other matters.

Just in Time for Halloween: The Return of the Borrower Defense Rule of 2016

Kate Lee Carey, Jonathon Glass, Mike Goldstein and Vince Sampson

The Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule is back, thanks to a September 17 federal court order that overturned Secretary DeVos’ action suspending implementation of the existing rule, followed by the October 16 final order denying CAPPS’ request for injunctive relief.

Borrower Defense to Repayment: The Saga Continues

Jonathon Glass and Kate Lee Carey

The Department of Education has published a new notice of proposed rulemaking for the BDTR law. Comments on the proposed new rule are due August 30.

ED Begins Authorization for Foreign Locations of Domestic Institutions

Nancy Anderson, Paul Thompson and Mike Goldstein

On June 29, the Department of Education announced the portion of the proposed distance education rule relating to authorization of foreign locations of domestic institutions went into effect on July 1, 2018.