KACCS member colleges and schools that participate in the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IV Federal Student Aid programs are working diligently to accommodate the lapses in on-campus, on-ground instructional delivery during the social distancing protocols devised to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
In response to requests for information, the Association has extracted guidance from the ED.Gov regarding regulatory requirements for Distance Learning, Satisfactory Student Progress and Return to Title IV funds. Please download the information below and note the additional resources and links contained in the document.
Until this challenge to community health and student/staff well-being is met and addressed, KACCS will continue to research and share information that is intended to minimize the disruption of education and instruction for career college students.
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Veterans for Career Education (VCE) provided details today of provisions in the House version of the reauthorized Higher Education Act that would restrict access to proprietary career colleges by veterans and their family members.
“If this bill passes in its current form, Congress is essentially telling veterans that they are incapable of choosing the school that best fits their career goals,” VCE said from Washington, D.C.
For more information go to https://www.vetsforcareered.org/
While no instructor can possibly identify with every aspect of a veteran’s experience, it is possible to become more aware of some of the challenges facing veterans as they reintegrate into civilian life:
ED142- Military Veterans: Integrating Veterans into Post-Secondary Classes examines the various challenges veterans face when attempting to pursue courses of study following military engagements and service.
Learn more about this course by visiting the KACCS Online Training Center at www.kaccstraining.org. Members, contact KACCS or email@example.com for VIP discount codes for online courses.
This online training opportunity is courtesy MaxKnowledge, Inc. for KACCS member colleges and schools and their faculty, staff and leadership.
In a letter to Rep. Brett Guthrie (Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District), the organization lists its priorities for Congressional reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, which guides the regulation of all colleges and universities in the U.S. whose students receive federal financial aid.
The correspondence reads, in part: ” We believe strongly that a level playing field must be established and preserved for all education providers regardless of their tax status…Protect(ing) the ability for veterans and service members to use their earned benefits at the college or school of their choice… and preserv(ing) and expand(ing) student aid for quality and effective career education programs as short as eight weeks in length, to promote more agile training sector responses to current and emerging workforce shortages.”
In 2005, Kalamazoo embarked on a bold experiment to save itself by giving local students free college tuition, called the Kalamazoo Promise. Thirteen years later: overall college enrollment has grown by 4 percentage points, remained unchanged for minority students and primarily benefitted white, middle-class and upper-class women. (By Josh Mitchell and Michelle Hackman, Wall Street Journal, June 29, 2019)
” … As a starting point, it is clear that the profit motive produces enormous benefits. In particular, managers of a for-profit firm have much better personal financial incentives (as compared with non-profit managers) to 1) look for ways to cut costs and 2) look for ways to innovate and out-perform their competitors.”
Michael DeBow, James G. Martin Center, June 26, 2019
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“If you’re wondering what more you could offer your students when they come knocking at your office door or emailing you throughout the summer with questions about job searching, I have some suggestions. I like to tell my students to treat their job searches the way they would a research project for class: go in with questions, make an action plan and put the time in to complete the work well. Here’s how you can help them get started…”
Please review for more information about how your college or school can help KACCS preserve and protect the rights of Veterans and Active Military seeking career and vocational training at proprietary institutions.
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