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Department of Labor Overtime Pay Regulation 

NAICU White Paper: Understanding the Potential Impact of the DOL's Proposed New Overtime Rule on Private Colleges and Universities - January 29, 2016

TICUA Letter to Senator Lamar Alexander concerning DOL Overtime Pay Regulations - February 22, 2016

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee DOL Budget Hearing Video - March 17, 2016

Bill to Table Implementation of DOL Overtime Rule - March 16, 2016

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Press Release on DOL Overtime Legislation - March 17, 2016

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Press Release on DOL Overtime Rule Impact on Colleges - March 17, 2016

Waller Law Presentation Slides- The New FLSA Regulations: What They Mean For Higher Education - March 21, 2016

Waller Law Presentation Video Recording - March 21, 2016

Department of Labor Opinion Letters


Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Overtime webpage

CUPA-HR Comment Letter to Department of Labor on Proposed Overtime Regulations   

CUPA-HR Report on Median Salaries of Professional Roles That May See Changes in Exemption Status  

Department of Labor Guidance -- Reasonable Agreement with Non-Exempt Employees  

Department of Labor: Final Overtime Rule website 

Department of Labor: Guidance for Higher Education Institutions on Paying Overtime Under the Fair Labor Standards Act  



Recalibrating Regulation of Colleges and Universities: Report of the Task Force on Federal Regulation of Higher Education Released February 2015

Guns on Campus

Preliminary Guidance Concerning Firearms on Campus Memo from TICUA President Pressnell

No Weapons Suggested Signage

AG  Opinion 13-15: Possession of Firearms and Firearm Ammunition on School Property, Feb. 22, 2013

SB 142 Letter- Senate Legislative Intent

Tennessee Code Title 39-17-1309

Waller, Lansden Newsletter- Guns in Trunks

Senate Bill 142/Tennessee Public Chapter 16 passed February 28, 2013

Bass Berry and Sims Newsletter on Gun Law

Guns in Parking Lots- House Floor Transcription 2-28-13

AG Response to Firearm Provision on Employer-Employee Relations May 2013

Recognition by the State of Tennessee of Out-of-State Handgun Carry Permits 

July 9, 2013 Webinar - Legal Briefing on Firearms Legislation 

Title IX, Violence Against Women ACT (VAWA) and Campus SaVE Act

April 24, 2015 Dear Colleague Letter: Provides guidance from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) on responsibilities of institutional Title IX coordinators.

Chart: Intersection of Title IX and Clery Act: The purpose of this chart is to clarify the reporting requirements of Title IX and the Clery Act in cases of sexual violence and to resolve any concerns about apparent conflicts between the two laws.

Resolution Agreement Among the University of Montana - Missoula, the US Department of Justice,  and the US Department of Education:

July 14, 2014 Dear Colleague Letter: Provides guidance on responsibility to comply with reporting requirements of the VAWA.

Campus Accountability and Safety Act (Senate Version): This bill would amend Clery to increase investigative and reporting requirements, to modify training and disciplinary protocols, and to increase penalties to institutions for violations.

Voter Education and Registration

Your Vote, Your Voice: The National Campus Voter Registration Project and Your Vote, Your Voice are cooperative efforts of 50 Washington, D.C.-based national higher education associations known collectively as the Washington Higher Education Secretariat and includes the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU).

Transfer and Articulation

Transition Matters: Community College to Bachelor's degree A report from the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Aid (ACSFA)
Common Course Numbers for TN Community Colleges (39KB - .PDF)
Universal Transfer Pathways - TBR Community Colleges to UT and TBR Four Year Universities (1.34MB - .PDF)
UT/TBR Presentation on Universal Transfer Pathways - January 2011 (607KB - .PDF)
TICUA Community College Transfer Articulation Resource Page

Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems

Children's Educational Records and Privacy: A study of elementary and secondary school state reporting systems.
This report from the Center on Law and Information Policy at Fordham University examines statewide K-12 longitudinal databases.

Emerging Trends in Higher Education

TICUA September 12, 2012 webinar on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Prior Learning Assessments

Inside Higher Ed article on competency based education:  “Credit Without Teaching

Chronicle of Higher Education article on DOE Approval of competency based education:  “Competency-Based Education Advances With U.S. Approval of Program”

Department of Education letter on competency based education

Inside Higher Ed article on states’ efforts to bypass accreditation to offer credit for MOOC’s:  “Taking on Accreditors and Faculty”

Western Governors' University – Tennessee launch website

Program Integrity Issues

Link to Department of Education FAQ on Program Integrity Issues - Includes information on State Authorization, Credit Hours, Misrepresentation, and Gainful Employment among other issues.

State Authorization

State Approval Regulations for Distance Education: A ‘Starter’ List - A WICHE publication

State Contact Information for Distance Education Student Complaint and Grievance Procedures from Vanderbilt University 

Final FAQs for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA)

WICHE State Authorization Powerpoint from NAICUSE meeting November 2013

State Authorization Overview PowerPoint from TICUA State Authorization meeting November 2013

Sample Requirements for State Authorization Applications 

State Authorization Resources List

WCET State and Federal Regulations on 'State Authorization' of Distance Education 

Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010

During a legislative special session in January 2010, the State General Assembly passed the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010, which reforms higher education in the State of Tennessee. For the language of the Act and a summary of the law from THEC, link here.


The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008

Summary of Major Provisions in the HEA Conference Report  (291KB - .PDF)
NAICU HEA resource page
NAICU President's HEA Check List
Higher Education Act Reauthorization Conference: NAICU Priorities - 16 "asks", February 2008 (28.2KB - .PDF)
Information Required to be Disclosed Under the Higher Education Act of 1965: Suggestions for Dissemination - Includes a summary of disclosure requirements in the HEA (as amended in The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008)
Net Price Calculator information from NCES

Tennessee Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA)

Academic Competitiveness Grants - Eligibility Options (25KB - .PDF)
The Student Aid Gauntlet: Making Access to College Simple and Certain (609KB - .PDF)
Gauntlet Briefing Document (2.36MB - .PDF)

Iraqi Student Scholarship/US Embassy

Human Capacity Development Program 
Higher Education Committee for Education (HCED) in Iraq Scholarship Overview
Government of Iraq Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (GOI MoHESR) Programs

Bologna Process

The Bologna Process for U.S. Eyes - a monograph by Cliff Adelman, Institute of Higher Education Policy
The Bologna Process - What we should know - a summary put together by Claude Pressnell


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