December 3, 2020, 1:00-2:30 EST.
The Minority Broadband Initiative in partnership with the United States Distance Learning Association and the Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education is hosting a teleconference for HBCU and TCU leadership on New Distance Learning Regulations Issued September 20, 2020.
This teleconference is being held to help institutions untangle the complexities of the regulations and to ensure institutions are able to implement the regulations well ahead of the deadline of July 1, 2021.
As well as covering the details of the regulations, this teleconference will shed light on ramifications of the regulations for accreditation and state reciprocity provisions that should allow for cross-fertilization and strengthening of academic programs and for supporting small private institutions. The Secretary amends the general, establishing eligibility, maintaining eligibility, and losing eligibility sections of the Institutional Eligibility regulations issued under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), related to distance education and innovation. In addition, the Secretary amends the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations issued under the HEA. See, 34 CFR Parts 600, 602 and 668, [Docket ID ED–2018–OPE–0076], RIN 1840–AD38 https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/02/2020-18636/distance-education-and-innovation
Realizing how important this issue is, you may send questions ahead for our subject matter specialists to email@example.com. Also, if we find that there are remaining outstanding issues that could not be covered, we will arrange for a follow-on “Office Hours” teleconference.
Greetings and Introductions: Francine E. Alkisswani, Ph.D., Minority Broadband Initiative, NTIA
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Revised: Dec. 1, 2020