Can Clarity Promote Quality? Understanding “Regular and Substantive Interaction” Requirement for Online Programs

January 30, 2023

The Department of Education (ED) indicated earlier this month it will conduct a negotiated rulemaking process this year to propose new regulations for distance education, among other higher education topics. One area of distance education ripe for review is the requirement that online college programs provide “regular and substantive interaction” between faculty and students....

A Letter from TICAS President: Celebrating 2022, Ready for 2023

December 21, 2022

2022 has been an extraordinary year for higher education, delivering substantial progress on many of our longstanding policy priorities. This year brought much-needed but long-delayed relief to millions of students and borrowers. It also brought progress toward delivering more fully on the promise of an affordable, equitable college system that is free from fraud and abuse.