News & Events

Registration is NOW OPEN — 2021 COE Fall Virtual Candidate Academy

News Aug 23

2021 COE Fall Virtual Candidate Academy October 12-13, 2021   Please click on the following link to REGISTER:  2021 COE Fall Virtual Candidate Academy (eventsquid.com)   Maximum number of registrants is 40 – registration will close once capacity is reached. Limited to 2 participants per institution.   This event is for institutions seeking to become […]

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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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