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.
- “Critics Slam Cyber-Hygiene Bill as Redundant, Confusing,” CyberScoop, July 1, 2017. (Critics of the bipartisan cyber-hygiene bills are claiming another best practices guidance would just be confusing and redundant rather than useful)
- “Silence from the Secretary, Despite Major Rules Changes,” Chronicle of Higher Education, July 5, 2017. (Secretary DeVos has not made public comments about higher education despite her agency taking significant actions in the recent weeks)
- “Federal Regulations: Delays, Reviews, and a Call for Comments,” WCET Frontiers, July 6, 2017. (WCET provides an update on the Department of Education’s regulatory landscape)
- “One Activist has Hundreds of Colleges Under the Gun to Fix their Websites,” Chronicle of Higher Education, July 6, 2017. (Michigan woman has alerted the Department of Education about hundreds of colleges violating disability-rights laws)
- “A Wave of Disability-Lawsuit Threats Against Colleges May Have Receded,” Chronicle of Higher Education, July 6, 2017. (Numerous colleges have received letters from a law firm representing disabled individuals, citing the colleges’ webpages are inaccessible for their clients and could be violating their privacy rights)
- “Little Interest in Earnings Data among Prospective Students,” Inside Higher Ed, July 12, 2017. (Urban Institute study finds limited interest in graduates’ labor market outcomes among potential college students, despite legislators and researchers calling for such data to be collected)
- “(Largely) Shunning White House on Higher Ed Spending,” Inside Higher Ed, July 13, 2017. (House Republicans reject many proposals within the Trump administration’s budget request for the Department of Education that would make substantial cuts to various education programs)
- “We Need YOU!... to comment on Federal State Authorization Regulations,” WCET Frontiers, July 13, 2017. (Department of Education has issued a request for public comment on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification)
- “UCLA Plans Online Ed Expansion,” Inside Higher Ed, July 14, 2017. (UCLA plans to expand its online certificate and graduate degree programs in the next decade)
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