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UPDATE: Registration is Now CLOSED – Winter 2021 COE Virtual Candidate Academy

News Feb 1

UPDATE: Registration is Now CLOSED – Winter 2021 COE Virtual Candidate Academy (January 31, 2021) ———————————————————————————————————————— Winter 2021 COE Virtual Candidate Academy February 9 — 10, 2021 (December 1, 2020) Please click on the following link to REGISTER for the Winter 2021 COE Virtual Candidate Academy: https://www.eventsquid.com/event/11855 Maximum number of registrants is 40 – registration […]

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COE: COVID-19 Alert 12: Accommodation for Standard 2 – Educational Programs, Occupational Advisory Committees

News Feb 1

COE: COVID-19 Alert 12: Accommodation for Standard 2 – Educational Programs, Occupational Advisory Committees This alert addresses a continued accommodation for all institutions concerned with conducting occupational advisory committee meetings during this continued COVID-19 Federal Emergency period. Standard 2 – Educational Programs, C. Instruction, Criteria 11 and 12 (Handbook of Accreditation: 2020 Edition) require that […]

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COE: COVID-19 Alert 7: Institutional Advisory Committee Meetings (November 9, 2020; *UPDATED January 27, 2021)

News Feb 1

COE: COVID-19 Alert 7: Institutional Advisory Committee Meetings (November 9, 2020; *UPDATED January 27, 2021)   *NOTE: This accommodation has been extended throughout the 2021 calendar year. The Council recently approved a temporary accommodation for institutions hosting institutional advisory committee meetings required in Standard 1 – Institutional Mission of the Handbook of Accreditation. Criterion 8 […]

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COE: COVID-19 Alert 11: Temporary Approval of Distance Education Instruction

News Feb 1

COE: COVID-19 Alert 11: Temporary Approval of Distance Education Instruction This alert addresses the Council’s temporary approval of distance education instruction for programs during the COVID-19 Federal Emergency Period. U.S. Department of Education Approval: The USDE granted an accommodation for accreditors to approve the temporary use of distance education instruction for programs during the COVID-19 […]

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COE: COVID-19 Alert 10: Accommodation for Standard 8, Faculty Contact with Employers

News Feb 1

COE: COVID-19 Alert 10: Accommodation for Standard 8, Faculty Contact with Employers This alert addresses an accommodation for all institutions concerned with compliance of Standard 8 – Human Resources, B. Faculty, Criterion 11 (Handbook of Accreditation: 2020 Edition). Specifically, this criterion requires faculty members in technical fields maintain contact with employers in the technical field […]

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COE: COVID-19 Alert 9: Revisions to and Accommodations for Completion of Employer Verification Forms

News Feb 1

COE: COVID-19 Alert 9: Revisions to and Accommodations for Completion of Employer Verification Forms This alert addresses two important issues regarding the completion of Employer Verification Forms that are required for completion for each program on the COE approved program list. Issue 1 – Revision to Employer Verification Form: The Employer Verification Form is cited […]

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2020 COE Annual Report Software Release

News Jan 12

2020 COE Annual Report Software Release   The 2020 Annual Report software is available in MyCouncil beginning Wednesday, January 13, 2021. The deadline for submission of the 2020 COE Annual Report is Friday, February 19, 2021. Institutions were notified on November 3, 2020 that the release of the 2020 Annual Report software was being delayed […]

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2020 COE Annual Report Software – Training Resources

News Dec 18

2020 COE Annual Report Software – Training Resources Institutions were notified on November 3, 2020 that the release of the 2020 Annual Report software was being delayed to early January 2021 with a new due date of February 19, 2021.  Institutions were also told that the updated Annual Report – 2020 Help Manual and a […]

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Winter 2021 COE Virtual Candidate Academy

News Dec 1

Winter 2021 COE Virtual Candidate Academy February 9 — 10, 2021   Please click on the following link to REGISTER for the Winter 2021 COE Virtual Candidate Academy:  https://www.eventsquid.com/event/11855 Maximum number of registrants is 40 – registration will close once capacity is reached. Limited to 2 participants per institution. For institutions seeking to become a […]

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COE: COVID-19 Alert 8: Standard 8 – Human Resources

News Nov 9

Standard 8 – Human Resources, B. Faculty, Criterion 11 in the Handbook of Accreditation requires that faculty members who teach in technical fields maintain contact with employers in those fields through annual visitations and personal contact. The Council has approved a temporary accommodation for this criterion so that faculty members may demonstrate contact with employers […]

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COE: COVID-19 Alert 7: Institutional Advisory Committee Meetings

News Nov 9

The Council recently approved a temporary accommodation for institutions hosting institutional advisory committee meetings required in Standard 1 – Institutional Mission of the Handbook of Accreditation. Criterion 8 of Standard 1 states that institutional advisory committee meetings must have at least 2 of the three required external members physically present. The Council has approved a […]

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2020 COE Annual Report Status

News Nov 3

2020 COE Annual Report Status The release of the 2020 COE Annual Report software is being delayed.  The 2020 Annual Report software is still in the process of being revised and improved. The new timetable for the 2020 Annual Report is as follows: Early December 2020:  Updated Help Manual and webinar training on new Annual […]

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2020 Action Items for the Council Business Session

News Oct 14

The Council on Occupational Education has posted the action items that will be voted on by its membership during the Business Session at the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting on November 13, 2020. You may access the document using this link: 2020 Action Items for the Council Business Session — Nov 13 2020(b). The Council encourages […]

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COE: UPDATE to COVID-19 Alert 4: Requirements for Reporting Student Achievement Data (June 4, 2020)

News Jun 16

June 16, 2020 Accommodations for Compliance with Student Achievement Data Benchmark The Commission has been concerned about institutions’ ability to comply with student achievement benchmarks due to the shutdowns required during the COVID-19 outbreak and the recovery period as well as great variation in state mandates for re-opening because of the pandemic. Many institutions have […]

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COE: COVID-19 Alert 6 (REVISED): Financial Information Submission Deadlines Extended

News Jun 13

(REVISED) ALERT: Financial Information Submission Deadlines Extended In its May 15th update, the U.S. Department of Education granted an additional six months for the submission of financial audits for the purpose of Title IV compliance. Based on this accommodation, the Commission has approved a six-month extension for submission of this data for institutions with fiscal […]

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COE: COVID-19 Alert 5: Submission Deadlines for Audited Financial Statements (For Private Institutions Only)

News Jun 1

Recently, the Department of Education extended its deadline for submission of audited financial statements and financial compliance reports from private institutions participating in Title IV financial aid by six months. Many COE member institutions have inquired about the Council doing the same. The Commission will take up this matter at its meeting this week and […]

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COE: UPDATE to COVID-19 ALERT 1: Temporary Approval for Distance Education Instruction (May 18, 2020)

News Jun 1

UPDATED COUNCIL COVID-19 ALERT 1: Temporary Approval for Distance Education Instruction (May 18, 2020) In its updated guidance regarding interruptions of study dated May 15, 2020, the Department of Education announced it has again extended the time period for the temporary use of distance education instruction to include payment periods that overlap March 5, 2020, […]

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USDE: (March 5, 2020; Addendum on March 20, 2020; Latest Addendum added May 15, 2020)_Guidance for interruptions of study related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

News Jun 1

On March 5, 2020, the Department of Education issued a memorandum providing guidance for institutions concerning the interruption of instruction due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).   IMPORTANT:  Addendum added March 20, 2020.  Read the FAQs link at the very bottom of the USDE notice (under Attachments) labeled:  COVID-19 FAQs, 4 Pages. Click here for a […]

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COE: COVID-19 ALERT 2 (ADDENDUM April 13, 2020): ACCOMMODATION FOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS (March 31, 2020)

News Mar 31

COUNCIL COVID-19 ALERT 2 (ADDENDUM April 13, 2020): ACCOMMODATION FOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS (March 31, 2020)   Temporary accommodations were implemented to assist institutions as they attempt to schedule and conduct advisory committee meetings on March 31, 2020. Further revisions were made to these accommodations on April 13, 2020.   REVISION:      The Commission approved […]

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COE: COVID-19 ALERT 2: ACCOMMODATION FOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS (March 31, 2020)

News Mar 31

COUNCIL COVID-19 ALERT 2: ACCOMMODATION FOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS (March 31, 2020) Temporary accommodations have been implemented to assist institutions as they attempt to schedule and conduct advisory committee meetings. All notices and documents that pertain to the COVID-19 outbreak are posted on the Council’s website (council.org) on the home page under ‘New and Events’. […]

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COE: COVID-19 ALERT 3: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS (March 31, 2020; *Updated April 7, 2020)

News Mar 31

COUNCIL COVID-19 ALERT 3: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS (March 31, 2020; *Updated April 7, 2020) The purpose of this email is to update Council member institutions regarding several events and issues that have arisen because of COVID-19 restrictions. All notices and documents that pertain to the COVID-19 outbreak are posted on the Council’s website (council.org) on the […]

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COE: (March 13, 2020)_COVID-19 and Interruptions to Institutional Operations

News Mar 19

[Note: This email was originally sent to all COE member institutions on March 13, 2020.]  This notice is intended to provide you with information related to accreditation activities during interruptions of institutional operations resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. FSA Notice – March 5, 2020 The Council has placed a link on its website under ‘News […]

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