DC Digest - May 20, 2011
In Today's Issue:
- DC and Duke Digest Subscription Form Now Online - Please Share!
- 2011 Education Appropriations Guide
- Humanities: A National Defense
- Ed Department Offers Gainful Employment Webinars May 25, 26
- Ed Department Survey on Excessive Regulation of Colleges
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2011 EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS GUIDE
The New America Foundation's Federal Education Budget Project (FEBP) released an issue brief on recently finalized fiscal year 2011 federal education appropriations on Tuesday. The paper, 2011 Education Appropriations Guide, provides a summary and analysis of the $68.3 billion education budget for fiscal year 2011.
This issue brief is a helpful guide to the appropriations process and recently enacted fiscal year 2011 education funding. It includes an analysis of funding for major education programs and a timeline of the 2011 appropriations process including the seven Continuing Resolutions that preceded the final appropriations bill. It also includes tables comparing 2011 funding to earlier House and Senate proposals, prior year funding levels, and the president's 2011 budget request.
FEBP Releases Issue Brief on Fiscal Year 2011 Education Appropriations (edmoney.newamerica.net)
2011 Education Appropriations Guide (New America Foundation)
HUMANITIES: A NATIONAL DEFENSE
Humanities research and cross-cultural understanding play a direct role in keeping America safe and preventing future wars, argued a panel of humanities researchers and supporters at a congressional briefing Thursday.
Panelists at the briefing, which was sponsored by the National Humanities Alliance and the Association of American Universities, explained how research projects funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities helped foster a better understanding of foreign cultures -- particularly in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and Iran -- and how that knowledge has assisted U.S. military, aid, and diplomatic efforts in those countries.
A National Defense (InsideHigherEd)
ED DEPARTMENT OFFERS GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT WEBINAR MAY 25, 26
Some non-profit colleges have been misled into believing that the controversial Gainful Employment regulations don't apply to them. The fact is, however, that all colleges offering credential programs of at least one year in length must have the required disclosures on their website by July 1, and must submit their first report on these programs by October 1. The Department of Education will offer a 90-minute webinar on the disclosure and reporting requirements on Wednesday, May 25, with a repeat of the webinar on May 26.
Department Offers Gainful Employment Webinars May 25, 26 (NAICU.edu)
ED DEPARTMENT SURVEY ON EXCESSIVE REGULATION OF COLLEGES
The Department of Education's Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, at the request of Congress, is assessing overly burdensome higher education regulations. Now ACSFA needs your input for the assessment. A brief on-line survey will be open this Friday, May 20, through Monday, June 6, at www.studentaidsurvey.org.
Study of Excessive Regulation of Colleges Needs Your Input (NAICU.edu)