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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....