This year is a critical one for institutions of higher education navigating the Department of Education’s “new” gainful employment regulations. To assist institutions as they manage these various challenges, Thompson Coburn’s Higher Education Team is offering a series of in-depth webinars, each focused on a different aspect of the gainful employment rules.
Led by higher education attorney Aaron Lacey, the five-part series is offered free of charge, and will be recorded and available on demand through the end of the year.
The webinar topics are top-of-mind for higher education leaders, and particularly for those at community colleges and career schools. Schools have survived the first round of reporting requirements and completed their transitional certifications. Now they must turn their attention to data challenges and begin preparing for the first round of sanctions. Simultaneously, institutions continue to evaluate programs to determine whether steps may be taken to improve performance under the Department’s debt-to-earnings metrics.
About the presenter
Aaron Lacey is a partner in Thompson Coburn's Higher Education practice and editorial director of REGucation, the firm's higher education law and policy blog. An experienced higher education attorney, with time served both as outside and in-house counsel, Aaron's practice is dedicated entirely to assisting postsecondary institutions and their partners to advance their educational and operational objectives while navigating complex regulatory environments.
Aaron has written and spoken extensively on the Department of Education’s new gainful employment series, including authoring a five-part blog series on Thompson Coburn's REGucation blog and releasing a popular 18-page desk guide, “How to Project Gainful Employment Rates.”
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