Stay On Top of Higher Education Act Reauthorization: An Annotated Resource List

Distance Education Report

The Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965 expired at the end of 2013. The process of reauthorization is taking place this year. The HEA is the major law regulating higher education in the United States, and its reauthorization entails a critical conversation about the future of higher education. The outcome will affect all stakeholders in higher education for years to come. As Director for Communication, Information and Technology at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Dr. Janet Poley of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln worked closely with Clinton-Gore Administration to develop the extension and outreach capabilities of the national information infrastructure, and received the Excalibur Award from the United States Congress for exceptional government service. She is a long-time observer of and commentator on federal activity as it effects higher education. She has compiled this annotated list of online resources to help higher education administrators—especially those involved with distance learning—to keep informed of the issues and developments in the reauthorization process.

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