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State Authorization Update
More than a year after the Department of Education's proposed rules, and six months after a court ruling delaying implementation of those rules, where are we now?
As Deputy Director, Research and Analysis for WCET, Russ Poulin organizes information-sharing activities among WCET's members. Recently, Russ has lead national responses on new federal distance education regulations regarding 'state authorization' and 'last day of attendance.' Russ directs the Transparency by Design project and its CollegeChoicesforAdults.org website, which provides consumer information for adult learners. He also coordinates WCET's efforts in sharing information about the management, financing, and services of elearning consortia; directs WCET role with the Campus Computing Project on the new Managing Online Education survey; and consults on WICHE's Adult College Completion Network. Previously, Russ coordinated distance education activities for the North Dakota University System. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Colorado Denver and a Master's in Statistics and Research Methodology from the University of Northern Colorado.