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Yearly Archives: 2020

CLIENT ALERT: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ISSUES PROPOSED REGULATIONS ON DISTANCE EDUCATION AND INNOVATION

On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (“ED”) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on distance education and innovation in higher education. Institutions of higher education that closely monitored the work of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee last year will find familiar language in the proposed regulations. Meanwhile, institutions […]

  Apr 3, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Covid-19 Resources Every Institution Needs

We all feel the impact of the COVID-19 virus pandemic affecting our lives, personally and professionally. We hope that everyone is safe and healthy. For institutions of higher education, your communities are your extended families and the efforts we have seen nationwide to continue to provide educational services and support […]

  Apr 1, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Preliminary Analysis of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Distribution from ACE and NASFAA

As a follow up to our report on the CARES Act Summary of Higher Education Provisions, we wanted to alert people that the American Council on Education and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators have published a spreadsheet with the estimated amount of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds […]

  Mar 31, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Summary of Provisions of The CARES Act and Associated Appropriations Language Related to Labor and Small Businesses

Small businesses across the U.S. have been hit especially hard in recent weeks as Americans shelter-in-place and practice social distancing to further prevent the spread of COVID-19. In response, Congress has passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) to help workers, families, and businesses during this […]

  Mar 28, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Summary of CARES Act provisions relating to Health Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has put unprecedented stress on the health care system and the country at large. In response, Congress has passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act’’ or the ‘‘CARES Act.” The CARES Act is an over 2 trillion dollar aid package designed to sustain the country […]

  Mar 27, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Summary of Provisions of the Cares Act and Associated Appropriations Language Related to Higher Education

The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced institutions of higher education to rapidly shift their instructional methods to adapt to this evolving situation. The over two trillion dollar CARES Act stimulus package is in part designed to grant regulatory flexibility and monetary relief to schools as they adopt distance […]

  Mar 27, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

ED Issues Guidance for Accrediting Agencies in Response to COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Education (“ED”) Office of Postsecondary Education has issued guidance for accrediting agencies responding to COVID-19 interruptions. This guidance should be read in conjunction with ED’s guidance on interruptions of study related to COVID-19, which allowed accrediting agencies to waive regular distance learning review requirements and processes […]

  Mar 24, 2020  |  By    |   On Education

Open in the Event of New Title IX Regs: What Your Institution Should Do As Soon As New Regulations are Issued

So, the day has arrived and the Department of Education has issued its long-awaited final rule implementing Title IX. Or at least, this is where you expect to find yourself any day now as the Department inches closer towards issuing new regulatory requirements for how colleges and universities respond to […]

  Mar 11, 2020  |  By    |   On Education

UPDATE: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION INTO REPORTING OF FOREIGN GIFTS AT YALE AND HARVARD

The U.S. Department of Education has launched new investigations at both Yale University and Harvard University relating to Section 117 of the Higher Education Act.  This law requires postsecondary institutions to report foreign gifts and contracts from the same foreign source that, alone or combined, have a value of $250,000 […]

  Feb 14, 2020  |  By    |   On Education

Debbie Osgood Examines Proposed Title IX Regulatory Updates at Stetson National Conference on Law and Higher Education

HMBR is one of the sponsors of the Stetson University 2020 National Conference on Law and Higher Education. The Conference takes place January 29 through February 3rd.  Debbie Osgood, partner at HMBR, along with Jennifer Hammat, dean of students at University of Southern Indiana, will be conducting a session on […]

  Jan 31, 2020  |  By    |   On Education