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Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Fimple part of panel discussion at national higher-ed conference

The Coordinating Commission's academic programs officer, Kathleen Fimple, recently attended a national conference of higher-education leaders and took part in a panel discussion regarding new federal regulations on distance education. Fimple was one of three panelists for a breakout session titled "The New Federal Rules on Program Integrity: Shining the Spotlight on Distance Education," held Aug. 10 at the State Higher Education Executive Officers annual policy conference in San Francisco.

Commission names dual enrollment/career academy advisory committee, sets first meeting agenda

In May 2011, Gov. Dave Heineman signed into law LB 637, part of which calls on the Coordinating Commission to conduct a study on the need for uniform policies and practices regarding dual-enrollment courses and career academies in Nebraska. 

The legislation directs the Coordinating Commission to collaborate with numerous stakeholders in completing this study. To help foster this collaboration, the Coordinating Commission has formed a 15-member Advisory Committee consisting of representatives from each of the stakeholder groups.

Commission to hold May 19 meeting at Nebraska Methodist College in Omaha

The Coordinating Commission will meet this Thursday, May 19, at Nebraska Methodist College in Omaha. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Agenda highlights include:

  • A presentation from Metropolitan Community College on its Master Plan of Campuses;
  • Commission consideration of the Eppley Cancer Institute renovation project at the University of Nebraska Medical Center; and
  • Consideration of ITT Technical Institute's proposal to offer four additional bachelor's degrees at its Omaha campus.

RFP issued for 2011 College Access Change Grant

The Coordinating Commission this week issued a Request for Proposals for the 2011 College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program.

The Commission will award $73,800, to be distributed among all recipients, for this year's program. School districts and other non-profit groups across the state utilize these federal funds to make college more accessible for low-income and other underrepresented student populations.