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Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Public Hearings

Upcoming Public Hearings

 

The Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education will hold consecutive public hearings on Thursday, January 4, 2018, commencing at 9:00 a.m. CST in Suite 300 of the Apothecary Building, 140 N. 8th Street in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

 

These hearings will be held on the amendment to Title 281, Nebraska Administrative Code, Chapter 7 – Rules and Regulations for the Postsecondary Institution Act; and the addition to Title 281, Nebraska Administrative Code, of Chapter 8 – Guaranty Recovery Cash Fund.

 

The purpose of the proposed amendments to Chapter 7 (281 NAC 7) is to update Chapter 7 pursuant to Legislative Bill 512 (2017), which amended or added definitions found in Neb. Rev. Stat. §85-2403.  

 

The purpose of the proposed addition of Chapter 8 (281 NAC 8) is to implement a provision of Legislative Bill 512 (2017), which created the Guaranty Recovery Cash Fund. The fund receives assessments from for-profit postsecondary institutions to be used to reimburse students attending those institutions if operations were to cease at a point other than the end of an academic term.   

 

For information on these hearings, contact the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary

Education at 140 N. 8th St, Suite 300, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508 or by phone at (402) 4712847. Draft copies of the chapter proposed to be amended and the draft copy of the chapter proposed to be added can be obtained from the Coordinating Commission at the above address or by viewing the Commission website at ccpe.nebraska.gov, as well as from the Office of the Secretary of State, State Capitol, 1445 K St., Suite 2300, Lincoln, NE 68508, (402) 471-2554. 

 

Members of the public are invited to attend and present oral or written testimony at the public hearing. Written comments in advance of the public hearing are also solicited and may be sent to the Commission at the above address. If received by December 21, 2017, such advance comments will be made part of the hearing record at the time of the hearing. Individuals with disabilities may request auxiliary aids or other services necessary for participating by contacting the Commission at the address or phone number listed above no later than December 21, 2017. 

 

Chapter 7 - Rules and Regulations for the Postsecondary Institution Act - Draft

Fiscal Impact Statement Chapter 7

 

Chapter 8 - Guaranty Recovery Cash Fund - Draft

Fiscal Impact Statement Chapter 8

 

Past Public Hearings

 

The Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education held consecutive public hearings on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, commencing at 9:00 a.m. CDT in Room #1113 at the State Capitol, 1445 K St. in Lincoln, Nebraska. These hearings were held on the amendments to Title 281, Nebraska Administrative Code, Chapter 6 – Rules and Regulations Concerning the Access College Early Scholarship Program Act; Title 281, Nebraska Administrative Code, Chapter 9 – Rules and Regulations Concerning Capital Construction; the repeal of Title 281, Nebraska Administrative Code, Chapter 3 – Rules and Regulations Concerning Accreditation of a Private College; and the proposed revision of Chapter One of the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education’s Comprehensive Statewide Plan for Postsecondary Education.


Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education held a public hearing on February 18, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. CST in the Conference Room at the La Vista Public Library, 9110 Giles Road, La Vista, Nebraska. The purpose of this hearing is to receive public testimony regarding the request by Hope International University of Fullerton, CA, to establish a branch campus at 12550 S. 114th Street in Papillion, NE, and to offer an associate of arts degree in Christian Ministry; bachelor of arts degrees in Family Life and Care Ministry, Pastoral Ministry, Intercultural Ministry, and Next Generation Ministry; and a bachelor of worship arts in Music and Worship Arts.


Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education held a public hearing on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. CDT in room #1113 in the State Capitol in Lincoln, Neb. The purpose of this hearing was to receive public testimony regarding proposed changes to Title 281, Chapter 7, Nebraska Administrative Code, Chapter 5 - Rules and Regulations Concerning the Nebraska Opportunity Grant Act.


Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education held a public hearing on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. CDT in room #1113 in the State Capitol in Lincoln, Neb. The purpose of this hearing was to receive public testimony regarding proposed changes to Title 281, Chapter 7, Rules and Regulations for the Postsecondary Institution Act.


Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education held a public hearing on Friday, July 12, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. CDT in room #227 in the State Office Building, 1313 Farnam, Omaha, Neb. The purpose of this hearing was to receive public testimony regarding the request by Strayer University to open a campus in the Omaha area.


Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education held a public hearing on Thursday, May 14, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. CDT in room #1113 in the State Capitol in Lincoln. The purpose of this hearing was to receive public testimony regarding: (1) the proposed repeal of Title 281, Chapter 1, Rules and Regulations Concerning Authorization for Out-of-state Institutions to Offer Courses and Degree Programs in the State of Nebraska; (2) the proposed repeal of Title 281, Chapter 2, Rules and Regulations Concerning In-state Private Institutions; and (3) the proposed adoption of Title 281, Chapter 7, Rules and Regulations for the Postsecondary Institution Act.


Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education held a public hearing on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. CDT in room #229 in the State Office Building in Omaha. The purpose of this hearing was to receive public testimony regarding the request by Wright Career College of Overland Park, KS, to establish a campus in the state of Nebraska and offer diplomas, associate degrees, and baccalaureate degrees. (See "hearing" link above for a full listing)


Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education held a public hearing on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. CDT in room #229 in the State Office Building in Omaha. The purpose of this hearing was to receive public testimony regarding the request by Sioux Falls Seminary of Sioux Falls, SD, to offer a Doctor of Ministry and a Master of Divinity degree in the state of Nebraska.


Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education held a public hearing on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. CDT in room #G in the State Office Building in Omaha. The purpose of this hearing was to receive public testimony regarding the request by National American University of Rapid City, S.D., to offer the following degrees in the state of Nebraska: AAS and BS in Applied Information Technology; AAS and BS in Information Technology; BS in Healthcare Management; AAS in Medical Assisting; AAS and BS in Criminal Justice; and an AAS and BS in Business Administration.