Digital Learning in 'Inside Higher Ed' This Week

Among the topics covered: the DeVos agenda on higher education innovation and regulation; purchase of online university proceeds.

January 9, 2019
 

Among the developments that received coverage in Inside Higher Ed this week:

  • The Education Department released a set of highly detailed policy proposals for its upcoming negotiated rule-making sessions. Among other things, the proposals would drop the credit-hour definition, remove the current 50 percent cap on the outsourcing of academic programs to a nonaccredited provider through a partnership with a college, and reverse an Obama-era initiative aimed at toughening rules that require online programs to show that they are approved to operate in every state where they enroll students.
  • The National University System has completed the purchase of Northcentral University, a for-profit institution with a focus on online graduate programs. The nonprofit system announced its intent to buy Northcentral last July. The WASC Senior College and University Commission, which accredits both institutions, has signed off on the acquisition.

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