Public Policy Issues
Voter Education and Registration
Your Vote, Your Voice: The National Campus Voter Registration Project and Your Vote, Your Voice are cooperative efforts of 50 Washington, D.C.-based national higher education associations known collectively as the Washington Higher Education Secretariat and includes the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU).
Transfer and Articulation
Transition Matters: Community College to Bachelor's degree A report from the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Aid (ACSFA)
Common Course Numbers for TN Community Colleges (39KB - .PDF)
Universal Transfer Pathways - TBR Community Colleges to UT and TBR Four Year Universities (1.34MB - .PDF)
UT/TBR Presentation on Universal Transfer Pathways - January 2011 (607KB - .PDF)
TICUA Community College Transfer Articulation Resource Page
Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems
Children's Educational Records and Privacy: A study of elementary and secondary school state reporting systems.
This report from the Center on Law and Information Policy at Fordham University examines statewide K-12 longitudinal databases.
TICUA September 12, 2012 webinar on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Prior Learning Assessments
Inside Higher Ed article on competency based education: “Credit Without Teaching”
Chronicle of Higher Education article on DOE Approval of competency based education: “Competency-Based Education Advances With U.S. Approval of Program”
Department of Education letter on competency based education
Inside Higher Ed article on states’ efforts to bypass accreditation to offer credit for MOOC’s: “Taking on Accreditors and Faculty”
Western Governors' University – Tennessee launch website
Program Integrity Issues
Link to Department of Education FAQ on Program Integrity Issues - Includes information on State Authorization, Credit Hours, Misrepresentation, and Gainful Employment among other issues.
State Approval Regulations for Distance Education: A ‘Starter’ List - A WICHE publication
During a legislative special session in January 2010, the State General Assembly passed the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010, which reforms higher education in the State of Tennessee. For the language of the Act and a summary of the law from THEC, link here.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008
Summary of Major Provisions in the HEA Conference Report (291KB - .PDF)
NAICU HEA resource page
NAICU President's HEA Check List
Higher Education Act Reauthorization Conference: NAICU Priorities - 16 "asks", February 2008 (28.2KB - .PDF)
Information Required to be Disclosed Under the Higher Education Act of 1965: Suggestions for Dissemination - Includes a summary of disclosure requirements in the HEA (as amended in The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008)
Net Price Calculator information from NCES
Tennessee Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA)
Academic Competitiveness Grants - Eligibility Options (25KB - .PDF)
The Student Aid Gauntlet: Making Access to College Simple and Certain (609KB - .PDF)
Gauntlet Briefing Document (2.36MB - .PDF)
Iraqi Student Scholarship/US Embassy
Human Capacity Development Program
Higher Education Committee for Education (HCED) in Iraq Scholarship Overview
Government of Iraq Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (GOI MoHESR) Programs
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