Thursday, July 5, 2018

Cooperative Education is a structured method of combining classroom-based education with practical work experience. A cooperative education experience, commonly known as a "co-op", provides academic credit for structured job experience.

Cooperative education is taking on new importance in helping young people to make the school-to-work transition. Cooperative learning falls under the umbrella of work-integrated learning (alongside internships, service learning and clinical placements) but is distinct as it alternates a school term with a work term in a structured manner, involves a partnership between the academic institution and the employer, and generally is both paid and intended to advance the education of the student

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooperative_education


Saturday, June 16, 2018

CREDIT BY EXAM OPTIONS Earning credit by exam lets you earn credit by taking one test after a period of supported self study. Free guides let you know what your tests will cover and list recommended textbooks and learning resources. UEXCEL® EXAMS FOR COLLEGE CREDIT Earn undergraduate college credit in business, education, humanities, math, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and other subjects.

https://www.excelsior.edu/exams/choose-your-exam


A Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER)
Free Study Materials for UExcel®
 Exams
AT EXCELSIOR COLLEGE
CENTER FOR
EDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENT
7 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203-5159
Phone: 518.464.8500 | Toll Free: 888.647.2388
Fax: 518.464.8777 | WWW.EXCELSIOR.EDU/CEM
NOTE: Links in this document are purple.
Open educational resources (OER) are educational materials available for study at no cost on the
Web. Some are available for anyone to access any time; others, such as Massive Open Online
Courses (MOOCs), require sign-up and are only available during certain windows. Please
note that some MOOC providers offer certificates of completion or other products or services for a fee;
however, the MOOCs themselves are by definition free of charge and include access to the main body of
learning materials.
Being an independent learner preparing for credit by exam, you may not need any of the fee-based
options that are offered. But if you are looking for a coherent course for self-study, lectures on specific
topics, or audio or visual materials that fit your learning style better than print materials alone—a
MOOC may be your answer.
At Excelsior College, supported independent study is not a new concept. We have always stressed to exam
takers that they are acting as their own teacher, and should spend as much time studying for an exam as
they would spend in a classroom and on homework for the corresponding college course.
This guide lists free Web-based learning materials for most of the current exam offerings, reviewed for
appropriateness by Excelsior College staff and faculty. Keep in mind that none of these resources were
designed by Excelsior, nor are they guaranteed to match the exam content outlines completely. They
are another tool available in your study kit. If you discover additional resources, please send the links
to OER@excelsior.edu so we may check them out for possible addition to this document. Direct any
questions you have about these or other Web-based resources to the same e-mail address.
Whenever you’re ready to begin studying for your next exam, check www.excelsior.edu/exam-content-
guides for the official exam content guides and latest version of this document. We plan
to update this guide as new resources and new exams become available.



Tuesday, June 12, 2018

http://www.ccdaily.com/2018/06/free-tuition-recent-high-school-grad/

The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) on Monday announced a major expansion of its tuition-free program known as the San Diego Promise, making all recent high school graduates who are first-time, full-time students eligible to receive two free years of college.
The expanded program will cost an estimated $1.86 million in 2018-2019 and be paid for using a combination of state and non-state funds. Participating students’ first year will be funded through an allocation in the state budget called the California College Promise. Students’ second year will be underwritten through a district-led fundraising campaign.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

If you have been unable to solve a problem that is not a result of theft or fraud involving your Federal student loan: Please contact the FSA Ombudsman’s Office at 1-877-557-2575 (TDD - 1-800-848-0983) or https://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/disputes/prepare/contact-ombudsman. The FSA Ombudsman’s Office is a neutral, informal, and confidential resource to help resolve disputes about your Federal student loans.


Monday, June 4, 2018

Higher Education Compliance Matrix http://higheredcompliance.org/matrix/. Title IX. Prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance including employment. Any grievance records relating to a Title IX violation or complaint must be retained for the period of time cited in state law for personal injury actions Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688 DOJ: 28 C.F.R. §§ 42.201-42.215, 42.601-42.613 ED: 34 C.F.R. § 106 EEOC: 29 C.F.R. § 1604 HHS: 45 C.F.R. § 86

Academic Programs
Age Discrimination Act of 1975
42 U.S.C. §§ 6101-6107
ED: 34 C.F.R. § 110
  • Prohibits discrimination based on age in educational or academic programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance.
  • Prohibits retaliation for filing a complaint with OCR or participating in a mediation or investigation of a violation, or for advocating for a right protected by the Act.
Not ApplicableResourcesNo Deadline
Academic Programs
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12213

  • Provides broad nondiscrimination protection in employment, public services, and public accommodations (including colleges and universities) for individuals with disabilities. 
  • Requires reasonable accommodations (e.g., a modification or adjustment to the status quo inherent in the program or activity) to allow a qualified person with a disability to participate fully in the educational or academic programs and activities of the university.
  • Enforced by multiple federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Not ApplicableResourcesNo Deadline
Accounting
Unrelated Business Income Tax
26 U.S.C. § 511
  • Regulates unrelated business income, which is income from a trade or business, regularly carried on, that is not substantially related to the charitable, educational, or other purpose that is the basis of the organization's exemption. 
Unrelated business income must be reported to the IRS on Form 990-T. Various deadlines apply.ResourcesMultiple Deadlines
Accreditation
Higher Education Opportunity Act
Public Law No. 110-315
20 U.S.C. § 1099b
34 C.F.R. §§ 602.10-602.13.
  • Section 495: Recognition of accrediting agency or association. The association enforces standards that respect the stated mission of the institution of higher education, including religious missions, and that ensure that the courses or programs of instruction, training, or study offered by the institution of higher education, including distance education or correspondence courses or programs, are of sufficient quality to achieve, for the duration of the accreditation period, the stated objective for which the courses or the programs are offered.
  • Section 496: Each school must make available to prospective and enrolled students:
    • Names of associations, agencies, or governmental bodies that accredit, approve, or license the school and its programs; and
    • Procedures for obtaining or reviewing documents describing accreditation, approval, or licensing.
Not ApplicableResources
Resources
No Deadline
Academic Programs
Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973
29 U.S.C. § 701
  • Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability at any federally-funded institution. This covers admissions, recruitment, educational and/or academic programs and services, housing and non-academic programs and services such as counseling, placement, physical education and athletics, student clubs and organizations. This list is not exhaustive.  
Not ApplicableResourcesNo Deadline
Academic Programs
Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972
20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688
  • Prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance including employment. 
  • Any grievance records relating to a Title IX violation or complaint must be retained for the period of time cited in state law for personal injury actions.
Not ApplicableResourcesNo Deadline
Academic Programs
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d-2000d-7
  • Prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in educational and/or academic programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.
Not ApplicableResourcesNo Deadline
Accounting
Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention & Consumer Protection Act of 2005
Public Law No. 109-8
11 U.S.C. §§ 101-1532

  • Prohibits the discharge of most student loans in bankruptcy, when the loans were obtained from the government or non-profit higher educational institutions. 
  • There is an exception for undue hardship and for loans that became due more than seven years before the filing of the petition.
Not ApplicableResourcesNo Deadline
Accounting
Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914
15 U.S.C. §§ 12-27

  • Enacted as a supplement to the Sherman Act.
  • Prohibits price discrimination; conditioning sales on exclusive dealing; mergers and acquisitions when they may substantially reduce competition; and serving on the board of directors for two competing companies.
Not ApplicableResourcesNo Deadline
Accounting
Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
15 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1681v
 16 C.F.R. § 600
  • Requires employers to advise applicants if employment was denied based on a credit report. 
  • Employers, before obtaining a consumer report (including criminal background checks), must disclose in writing to the applicant or employee that it may obtain a consumer report for employment purposes, and secondly, secure the written consent of the applicant or employee. 
  • When using a third party consumer reporting agency to request motor vehicle record checks for employment purposes, notice must be given to the applicant or employee. 
  • Employers must certify to the consumer reporting agency that they will comply with the Act's disclosure requirements and that any information obtained will not be used in violation of any applicable federal or state equal employment opportunity law or regulation.
Not ApplicableResourcesNo Deadline
Accounting
Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA)
26 U.S.C. §§ 3101-3128
  • FICA defines which employers and employees are subject to taxation and levies the tax.
  • Provides that service performed in the employ of a school, college, or university by a student who is enrolled and regularly attending classes at such school, college, or university is exempt from the FICA tax. 
  • An employer must pay social security taxes on employees but an exemption exists for most students also working for the university and for clergy whose services are performed in the exercise of their ministry.
Not ApplicableResourcesNo Deadline
Accounting
Federal Unemployment Tax Act
26 U.S.C. §§ 3301-3311
26 C.F.R. § 31.6011(A)- 3
  • Provides for payments of unemployment compensation to workers who have lost their jobs. 
  • If your FUTA tax is more than $500 for the calendar year, you must deposit at least one quarterly payment.  If not, alternate rules apply.
Not ApplicableResourcesNo Deadline
Accounting
Higher Education Opportunity Act
20 U.S.C. § 1011f
34 C.F.R. § 668
  • The University is required to submit a disclosure report for gifts and contracts of $250,000 or more with a foreign source to the Department of Education.
By January 31st or July 31st of each year, whichever is sooner depending on the time of the gift, a postsecondary institution must file a disclosure report about ownership or control by, or contracts with or gifts from foreign sources. The institution shall file a disclosure report with the Department of Education for gifts and contracts of $250,000 or more received within a calendar year.ResourcesMultiple Deadlines

Sunday, June 3, 2018


Saturday, May 12, 2018

WEST VIRGINIA STATE HAZING POLICY Chapter 18. Education. Article 16. Antihazing Law. §18-16-1. Short title. This article shall be known and may be cited as the "Antihazing Law". §18-16-2. Definitions. (a) "Hazing" means to cause any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of another person or persons or causes another person or persons to destroy or remove public or private property for the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, any organization operating under the sanction of or recognized as an organization by an institution of higher education. The term includes, but is not limited to, any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug or other substance, or any other forced physical activity which could adversely affect the physical health and safety of the individual or individuals, and includes any activity which would subject the individual or individuals to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced conduct which could result in extreme embarrassment, or any other forced activity which could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the individual or individuals, or any willful destruction or removal of public or private property: Provided, That the implied or expressed consent or willingness of a person or persons to hazing shall not be a defense under this section. (b) "Institution of higher education" or "institution" means any public or private institution as defined in section two, article one, chapter eighteen-b of this code