Sneak Peek at This Year’s WCET Summit

banner for the wcet 2020 summit reads: WCET Policy Summit, the 2020 view of federal regulations and the potential impact on higher education practice. April 15-16, 2020 Largo MD

Don’t you just love it when we come up with new things? Today I’m here to tell you about our new format for our annual WCET Summit! That’s right, this year our WCET Summit is not only EARLIER in the year, in a different LOCATION, but it’s also got a shiny new FOCUS! WCET has […]

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Join WCET for an exciting 2020!

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Happy new year! WCET is excited for 2020. Today, we want to share our plans, priorities, and some coming attractions for the year. Members – It’s All About Our Members WCET’s emphasis has always been serving the needs of our cooperative. A great 2020 motto for our team is that “it’s all about our members.” […]

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A Blast from WCET Frontiers’ Past – The Top Blogs of 2019

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Today we’re looking back over 2019 and our most popular blog posts at WCET Frontiers. 2019 has been a busy year, especially for federal regulations, negotiated rulemaking, and state authorization. This year we clocked in with 126,034 words in 74 posts! Thank you for reading our posts and a special thank you to all of […]

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The Landscape of OER Policy and Practice in Texas

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Welcome to Judith Sebesta, Executive Director of the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas (DigiTex), who joins us with an update on the strategic planning process for the former Virtual College of Texas and to tell us about this year’s survey by DigiTex on Open Educational Resources (OER). Judith provides an overview of the survey […]

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Connecting with Community – WCET 2019

Welcome to the Annual Meeting Annual Summary Blog Post.! This year, I’ve focused it more on different topics of interest from the meeting, rather than going through a play-by-play of the week. I hope this year’s summary post is intriguing and fun, and either reminds you of a great week at #WCET19, provides you with […]

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Using a Research-Based Approach – It’s Up to Us

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Today we welcome Andria Schwegler, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for the Master of Science Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University – Central Texas. Andria joins us to discuss the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and the opportunity such scholarship provides for improving education, teaching, and hiring. In addition, she discusses whether there is […]

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Continuing Our Regulatory Odyssey: Final Accreditation Regulations

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Earlier this year, the Department of Education engaged in negotiated rulemaking around several issues including state authorization and reciprocity, accreditation, distance education and innovation, regular and substantive interaction, competency-based education (CBE), TEACH grants, and faith-based institutions. Despite all odds and expectations, negotiators reached consensus on a comprehensive set of proposed regulations. In July of 2019, […]

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Student Engagement

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At a recent #DLNChat, one of the questions, answers, and resulting discussion prompted me to ask Karen Costa (writer, faculty member, and faculty development facilitator extraordinaire) to write a piece for us on her comments. Today’s blog post is thought-provoking and, I hope, word-changing for you. Thank you, Karen, for reminding us about the importance […]

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