BREAKING NEWS: HEA LEGISLATION UPDATE
Through the activities of the House and Senate Conferees on Tuesday of this week, language that would require distance education universities to implement monitoring systems that may jeopardize the privacy of their students was removed. The Conference Report states:
“The Conferees adopt the provision as proposed by both the Senate and the House. The Conferees expect institutions that offer distance education to have security mechanisms in place, such as identification numbers or other pass code information required to be used each time the student participates in class time or coursework on-line.