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Why Should I Care About Public Policy Issues?   (TxDLA 2014)
Why Should I Care About Public Policy Issues?   (TxDLA 2014)
Why Should I Care About Public Policy Issues?   (TxDLA 2014)
Why Should I Care About Public Policy Issues?   (TxDLA 2014)
Why Should I Care About Public Policy Issues?   (TxDLA 2014)
Why Should I Care About Public Policy Issues?   (TxDLA 2014)
Why Should I Care About Public Policy Issues?   (TxDLA 2014)
Why Should I Care About Public Policy Issues?   (TxDLA 2014)
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Why Should I Care About Public Policy Issues? (TxDLA 2014)

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Public policy issues determine the rules and regulations that impact all aspects of distance education. Failure to get involved in public policy discussion before decisions are rendered, guarantees …

Public policy issues determine the rules and regulations that impact all aspects of distance education. Failure to get involved in public policy discussion before decisions are rendered, guarantees that others who don't understand the issues will make those decisions.

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  • 1. Why Should I Care About Public Policy Issues? Ray Rose Rose & Smith Associates Chair, TxDLA Public Policy Committee
  • 2. Public Policy… “action, regulatory measures, laws, and funding priorities concerning a given topic promulgated by a governmental entity or its representatives.” wikipedia
  • 3. Policymakers we should care about… • Institutional Governance • THECB • TEA • State Legislature • Governor • Accrediting Agencies • Federal Legislature • US Dept. of Education
  • 4. TxDLA Membership Survey (November 2013)
  • 5. Public Policy Issues • K-12 • HB 5 • SB 1365 (supports competency-based learning) • HB 1926 (guarantees students grades 6-12 option to take up to 3 high quality online courses) • Post Secondary • X-State Approvals • SREB (THECB) Texas Electronic Campus • WICHE SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement) • All • Standards • Accessibility (OCR and other court decisions) • Funding
  • 6. Take Action • Ask for information • Offer to provide information • Call the office (as an individual) and express opinion • Go to forums; listen and ask questions • Write letters (to local paper)
  • 7. Contact Information Ray Rose ray@rose-smith.com 512.791.3100

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