With our “Interesting Reads” blog posts, the EDUCAUSE Policy Office highlights recent articles on federal policy issues and developments that are directly relevant to members or provide insights on higher education policy in general.
- “Students’ Rising Expectations Pose Challenge to Online Programs,” Chronicle of Higher Education, June 20, 2017. (New study by Learning House shows students have rising expectations of online education programs)
- “Staffing Woes at the Education Department,” Inside Higher Ed, June 20, 2017. (Another candidate for high profile position at ED backs out, leaving some concerned about the ability of the Trump administration to fill out the Department)
- “Inside Digital Learning: Wooing Former Students,” Inside Higher Ed, June 21, 2017. (Inside Higher Ed provides several articles on the state of digital learning in higher education)
- “House Republican Criticizes Dems for not Rallying Behind Privacy Bill,” The Hill, June 21, 2017. (Rep. Blackburn criticizes Democrats for not supporting the BROWSER Act that would impose restrictions on ISPs and web-based companies on how they could use consumers’ data)
- “Landmark Law on Higher Education Should be Scrapped, DeVos Suggests,” Chronicle of Higher Education, June 21, 2017. (Secretary of Education DeVos suggests for second time in two months that HEA may have outlived its usefulness)
- “Compilation on the OER Moment,” Inside Higher Ed, June 22, 2017. (Inside Higher Ed released it’s newest compilation, “The OER Moment”)
- “Update on Community College OER Project,” Inside Higher Ed, June 22, 2017. (An update on the progress of the Achieving the Dream OER project)
- “Internet Privacy: California Bill Would Protect Users from Being Secretly Tracked,” Silicon Valley, June 22, 2017. (New California bill, meant to replace the FCC’s recently rescinded broadband privacy rule, would require customers opt in to broadband providers’ collection or sale of data)
- “What Would the Repeal of Higher Ed’s Foundational Law Mean for Colleges?” Chronicle of Higher Education, June 23, 2017. (With Secretary DeVos suggesting we should rethink the Higher Education Act, an opportunity to revamp federal higher ed policy could present itself, despite repeal of the law facing significant obstacles for passage)
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