Educating Members on Advocacy Issues

Following are regulatory and legislative articles and updates of relevance to the distance learning community as provided by the TxDLA Public Policy Committee. The Public Policy Committee advocates TxDLA positions to policy makers including government officials, legislative committees, and agencies that influence actions.

Latest Public Policy Updates

Trump, Congress, and Education in 2018: Eight Big Questions

January 3, 2018

There’s plenty of suspense heading into President Donald Trump’s second year in office when it comes to education, and some big…

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New Regulations Require Health Services Web Page for Higher Ed

November 2, 2017

Health Services Web Page: Rex Peebles, Assistant Commissioner of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, sent a notification which states…

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New Regulations for Professional Licensure Notifications

November 2, 2017

85R HB 1508 requires institutions to provide individual notice to each applicant and enrollee if a criminal conviction would make…

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Does Your Distance Education Program Cross the State Line?

August 1, 2017

Is your institution aware of the legal issues and the requirements of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements? The State Authorization Reciprocity…

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Attend TxDLA’s Fall Leadership Workshop

July 24, 2017

One of the best ways to get involved with TxDLA is to attend the annual Fall Leadership Workshop. You do…

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TxDLA Announces Creation of the Texas State Authorization Network

April 7, 2017

TxDLA is proud to announce the creation of the Texas State Authorization Network (TxSAN).  The TxSAN purpose is to connect…

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Higher Education Supplement to the National Ed Tech Plan Released

January 24, 2017

The Higher Education Supplement to the National Ed Tech Plan has been released. Download the entire supplment: https://tech.ed.gov/higherednetp/ Three reasons to…

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Education Dept. Clarifies Rule Governing Online Courses

January 24, 2017

The Education Department on Thursday clarified a key piece of a new distance-education regulation, making it clearer that the reciprocity…

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TxDLA Offers Spring Accessibility Certification Program

January 18, 2017

Accessibility (access by people with disabilities) to digital materials is one of the major technology issues of our time. The…

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Infographic: How to Record your eLearning Video in 10 Steps

January 4, 2017

As you probably noticed, video is a tool becoming more and more common in the education and training environment, and…

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