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Registration is Now OPEN — 2022 COE Summer Conference

News May 14

2022 COE Summer Conference Friday, Jul 22, 2022 — Saturday, Jul 23, 2022 (May 14, 2022)   You are invited to join us in-person for the COE 2022 Summer Conference, July 22 and 23, at the Hyatt Regency Wichita Hotel, in Wichita, Kansas.   Please click on the following link to REGISTER for the 2022 […]

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SAVE THE DATES: 2022 COE Summer Conference will be held July 22-23, 2022

News Apr 20

“SAVE THE DATES!” July 22 – 23, 2022 COE Summer Conference   The 2022 COE Summer Conference will be held IN-PERSON July 22-23, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Wichita Hotel, 400 W. Waterman Wichita, KS 67202.   The Summer Conference will offer the workshops required for initial or reaffirmation of accreditation (Self-Study workshops and Annual […]

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Registration is Now OPEN — 2022 COE Summer Candidate Academy

News Apr 15

2022 COE Summer Candidate Academy (April 15, 2022)   The 2022 COE Summer Candidate Academy will be held June 15 – 16, 2022 at the Hilton Atlanta Airport Hotel, 1031 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30354.   Please click on the following link to REGISTER for the 2022 COE Summer Candidate Academy:  2022 COE Summer Candidate Academy (eventsquid.com) […]

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Vista College Closure Information and Guidance

News Oct 27

N O T I C E UNPLANNED INSTITUTIONAL CLOSURE October 25, 2021 VISTA COLLEGE Click the following link to review COE-approved institution locations and occupational program areas: VISTA COLLEGE Web Doc 10-25-2021 page 2.   General Closure Information Vista College notified the Council on Occupational Education of the closure of all campuses effective October 8, […]

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2021 Action Items for the Council Business Session

News Oct 19

The Council on Occupational Education has posted the action items that will be voted on by its membership during the Business Session at the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting on November 19, 2021.   You may access the document using this link:  2021 Action Items for the Council Business Session — Nov 19 2021   The […]

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COE: Update to COVID-19 Alert 11: Temporary Approval of Distance Education Instruction (January 25, 2021; UPDATED: August 20, 2021)

News Aug 20

UPDATED: August 20, 2021   The Commission has extended the expiration date for temporary distance education approvals granted in response to the pandemic lockdown.  Temporary distance education approval will now expire on December 31, 2021.   Institutions interested in acquiring permanent approval for the delivery of instruction via distance education must submit an application no […]

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*REMINDER* – COE: UPDATE to COVID-19 Alert 4: Requirements for Reporting Student Achievement Data (June 1, 2020)

News Aug 20

*REMINDER* (August 20, 2021) As noted in the prior announcement below (see June 16, 2020 – “Important Reminder” section), Commission required benchmarks for Completion, Placement and Licensure will apply to all programs reported in the 2021 Annual Report. ——————————————————————————————————————————————— June 16, 2020 Accommodations for Compliance with Student Achievement Data Benchmark The Commission has been concerned […]

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COE: COVID-19 Alert 12: Accommodation for Standard 2 – Educational Programs, Occupational Advisory Committees

News Jan 27

COE: COVID-19 Alert 12:  Accommodation for Standard 2 – Educational Programs, Occupational Advisory Committees This alert addresses a continued accommodation for all institutions concerned with conducting occupational advisory committee meetings during this continued COVID-19 Federal Emergency period. Standard 2 – Educational Programs, C. Instruction, Criteria 11 and 12 (Handbook of Accreditation: 2020 Edition) require that […]

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COE: COVID-19 Alert 7: Institutional Advisory Committee Meetings (November 9, 2020; *UPDATED January 27, 2021)

News Jan 27

COE: COVID-19 Alert 7: Institutional Advisory Committee Meetings (November 9, 2020; *UPDATED January 27, 2021)   *NOTE:  This accommodation has been extended throughout the 2021 calendar year. The Council recently approved a temporary accommodation for institutions hosting institutional advisory committee meetings required in Standard 1 – Institutional Mission of the Handbook of Accreditation. Criterion 8 […]

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COE: COVID-19 Alert 10: Accommodation for Standard 8, Faculty Contact with Employers

News Jan 25

COE: COVID-19 Alert 10: Accommodation for Standard 8, Faculty Contact with Employers This alert addresses an accommodation for all institutions concerned with compliance of Standard 8 – Human Resources, B. Faculty, Criterion 11 (Handbook of Accreditation: 2020 Edition). Specifically, this criterion requires faculty members in technical fields maintain contact with employers in the technical field […]

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COE: COVID-19 Alert 9: Revisions to and Accommodations for Completion of Employer Verification Forms

News Jan 25

COE: COVID-19 Alert 9: Revisions to and Accommodations for Completion of Employer Verification Forms This alert addresses two important issues regarding the completion of Employer Verification Forms that are required for completion for each program on the COE approved program list. Issue 1 – Revision to Employer Verification Form: The Employer Verification Form is cited […]

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**{EXPIRED}** COE: COVID-19 Alert 8: Standard 8 – Human Resources

News Jan 24

Standard 8 – Human Resources, B. Faculty, Criterion 11 in the Handbook of Accreditation requires that faculty members who teach in technical fields maintain contact with employers in those fields through annual visitations and personal contact. The Council has approved a temporary accommodation for this criterion so that faculty members may demonstrate contact with employers […]

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**{EXPIRED}** COE: COVID-19 Alert 6 (REVISED): Financial Information Submission Deadlines Extended

News Jun 13

(REVISED) ALERT: Financial Information Submission Deadlines Extended In its May 15th update, the U.S. Department of Education granted an additional six months for the submission of financial audits for the purpose of Title IV compliance. Based on this accommodation, the Commission has approved a six-month extension for submission of this data for institutions with fiscal […]

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**{EXPIRED}** COE: COVID-19 ALERT 2 (ADDENDUM April 13, 2020): ACCOMMODATION FOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS (March 31, 2020)

News Mar 31

COUNCIL COVID-19 ALERT 2 (ADDENDUM April 13, 2020): ACCOMMODATION FOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS (March 31, 2020)   Temporary accommodations were implemented to assist institutions as they attempt to schedule and conduct advisory committee meetings on March 31, 2020. Further revisions were made to these accommodations on April 13, 2020.   REVISION:      The Commission approved […]

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**{EXPIRED}** COE: COVID-19 ALERT 2: ACCOMMODATION FOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS (March 31, 2020)

News Mar 31

COUNCIL COVID-19 ALERT 2: ACCOMMODATION FOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS (March 31, 2020) Temporary accommodations have been implemented to assist institutions as they attempt to schedule and conduct advisory committee meetings. All notices and documents that pertain to the COVID-19 outbreak are posted on the Council’s website (council.org) on the home page under ‘New and Events’. […]

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USDE: (March 5, 2020; Addendum on March 20, 2020; Latest Addendum added May 15, 2020)_Guidance for interruptions of study related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

News Mar 20

On March 5, 2020, the Department of Education issued a memorandum providing guidance for institutions concerning the interruption of instruction due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).   IMPORTANT:  Addendum added March 20, 2020.  Read the FAQs link at the very bottom of the USDE notice (under Attachments) labeled:  COVID-19 FAQs, 4 Pages. Click here for a […]

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