Higher education institutions are rapidly adapting to meet the needs of today’s students. TxDLA for Higher Education strives to provide you with resources and information that help you to provide quality programs and services to distance education students.

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Latest Updates for Higher Ed

Final Federal Regulations on State Authorization and Accreditation Published by DOE

November 4, 2019

On Friday, November 1, 2019, the Federal Register shared the release of the long-awaited 2019 Final Federal Regulations with the…

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Candidate for Texas Governor Submits Policy Statement on Distance Learning

October 31, 2018

Last month Public Policy Chair sent letters to the campaigns of all the candidates for all state-wide offices asking for…

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US Dept of Ed Considering How to Define “Regular and Substantive” Interactions in Online Classes

August 10, 2018

The Trump administration is considering an overhaul of a 26-year-old federal rule that is seen variably as a barrier to innovation and an important guardrail against substandard instruction.

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DeVos Seeks To Rewrite The Rules On Higher Ed

August 10, 2018

The U.S. Education Department is going back to the drawing board on some basic rules of higher education, including one…

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2-Year Delay for State Authorization Rule

May 29, 2018

The U.S. Department of Education (again) pushes back controversial regulation requiring online programs to gain approval from states in which…

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TxDLA Modifies Name of TxSAN Community of Practice to Texas Out-of-State Activities Compliance (TxOSAC)

May 14, 2018

TxDLA has changed the name of the TxSAN (Texas State Authorization Network) Community of Practice to the new and improved…

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Distance Education Rules May Be Delayed

April 23, 2018

A federal requirement for online colleges to tell students whether their academic programs meet state licensing requirements may be postponed.…

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Here’s How Washington Could Shape Higher Education in 2018

January 3, 2018

The year ahead could usher in significant changes in the federal government’s role in higher education. Events set in motion in…

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House HEA Proposes Changes for Distance Ed, CBE, and State Authorization

December 4, 2017

Russ Poulin, Director, Policy & Analysis at WCET, published a new article in WCET Frontiers Blog today: House HEA Proposes…

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E.U. Regulations that are Enforceable Against U.S. Higher Education Institutions

November 29, 2017

What do you know about the E.U.’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? If you have not read up on…

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Michelle Duran
4-Year Higher Education Director
Director, Distance Learning & Instructional Technology, Texas A&M University Kingsville
361.593.5501

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Christina Cross
2-Year Higher Education Director
Director of Online Technologies, Lone Star College - Online, The Woodlands
281.290.2638