Continuing to Enable Difference – Where Do We Go From Here?

Today’s post from Chantae Recasner, Dean, Academic Success with Northeast Lakeview College – Alamo Colleges District and the WCET Steering Committee working group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, who joins us to close out the Frontiers series started at the beginning of this month on “Enabling Difference.” During the month of August, members of this […]

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From -A to -S: One University’s approach to designing audience-minded, context-driven online course development frameworks

Today we begin one of my favorite parts of the year – and no, it’s not pumpkin spice season (although that is up there…), it’s WOW celebration season! For the next several weeks, WCET Frontiers will feature blog post authors from our 2021 WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award Winners. This year we took a slightly […]

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Regular and Substantive Interaction Refresh: Reviewing & Sharing Our Best Interpretation of Current Guidance and Requirements

On July 1, 2021, the Department of Education released the final set of proposed regulations stemming from the 2019 Negotiated Rulemaking process (the Distance Education and Innovation Regulations). As part of these regulations, the definition of “distance education” in Chapter 34, §600.2 was updated, including specifically defining the critical terms: instructor, regular, and substantive.   […]

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What Tech Says About Your DEI Work: Barriers to Equitable Digital Learning and Ways We Can Remove Them

Today’s post from Mark Porcaro and Robert McGuire continues our series on “Enabling Difference.” This joint joint post with Every Learner Everywhere, focuses on technology barriers to equity students face with ideas on how to move past them. We’re so thrilled to continue this series and focus on DEI throughout this month and thank Mark […]

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Leveraging Analytics to Close DEI Access & Attainment Gaps

Today’s post from Adam Cota with the WCET Steering Committee working group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion highlights how Adam’s institution, Western Governors University, uses data analytics to accomplish equity and diversity goals. This post continues the series started earlier this month on “Enabling Difference.” We’re so thrilled to continue this series and focus on […]

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Leveraging the Strategic Planning Process for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work

Today’s post from Janelle Elias with the WCET Steering Committee working group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion reviews her research on how WCET member institutions are addressing equity work in strategic plans. This post continues the series started earlier this month on “Enabling Difference.” WCET leadership will continue the series throughout the month of August […]

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Digital Learning

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Conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have recently taken center stage on many college and university campuses. Institutions are setting goals to make their campuses more diverse and inclusive and embarking on strategic initiatives to close equity gaps. Within these strategic imperatives, institutions are also explicitly exploring ways to create equitable and inclusive digital […]

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New Tool Helps Leaders Leverage Open Educational Resources to Advance Equity

Today Frontiers is excited to welcome Rebecca Karoff, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs with The University of Texas System to tell us about the work of the DOERS3 Collaborative, specifically the OER Equity Blueprint and the Equity Through OER Rubric. WCET agrees that while higher education can see the benefits of open educational resources […]

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Institutional Compliance by August 1, 2021 – When Serving Students Receiving Veterans Benefits

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Institutions that offer programs to students who utilize Veterans Benefits must be aware of institutional compliance requirements that are to be observed by August 1, 2021. Our colleague Leah Matthews, Executive Director and CEO, Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), joins me today to explain what the law is and to highlight several sections institutions that […]

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Credential Transparency and Informed Decision-Making in Indiana

We, at WCET, often hear how institutions and state systems are being pushed by state leaders to be more attentive to state workforce needs. We also hear about the innovations that are happening in the many types of postsecondary credentials that are now available. We are pleased to have as our guest, our friend, Ken […]

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