New Cases and Developments

NACUA's Legal Resources staff summarizes current higher education cases and developments and provides the full text of selected cases to members. New cases and developments are archived here for up to 12 months.  Cases provided by Fastcase, Inc.

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Online Learning; Higher Education Opportunity Act; State Authorization; Authorizations & Regulations; Technology

Final Rule on State Authorization for Distance Education (Dec. 16, 2016)

Final Rule issued by the U.S. Department of Education regarding state authorization rules under the Higher Education Act. The Rule amends the eligibility requirements that institutions must meet in order to participate in Title IV student aid programs when they offer distance education or correspondence courses. Specifically, the Rule requires institutions to be authorized by each state in which the institution enrolls students, if authorization is required by the state. A press release was issued by the Department announcing the Rule. The Final Rule will go into effect on July 1, 2018.

Online Learning; Cybersecurity

Report on the "Top 10 IT Issues for Colleges and Universities"

Report released by EDUCAUSE outlining the primary issues that higher education institutions should expect in 2016. Report includes interviews with IT professionals at member institutions on the topics facing colleges and university and offers advice on how to effectively address IT issues on a University level.