Upcoming Webinars

Ready. Set. Go? Navigating the DEAC Readiness Assessment Process

DEAC's accreditation process is extensive, comprehensive and rigorous. Passing the DEAC readiness threshold requires considerable time and resources. While many applicants who clear the readiness threshold go on to achieve initial accreditation, this outcome is never a certainty. It is important to fully comprehend all aspects of the institutional readiness assessment before deciding to apply to DEAC. This one-hour webinar, taking place Thursday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m. eastern, offers a comprehensive overview of the DEAC readiness assessment process, which begins when an institution submits its initial Self-Study Report (SER).

Dr. Leslie Urofsky, DEAC's Academic Review Specialist, and Ms. Mary Adams, President, American Sentinel University, will review and discuss the purpose, procedures, outcomes, and challenges involved in this crucial gatekeeping step toward achieving DEAC accreditation. This webinar is designed to help applicant institutions understand what happens once the SER has been submitted as well as the "deemed ready" and "deemed not ready" findings. We will also provide attendees with strategies and insight on how best to use the feedback report generated by the readiness evaluation and prepare for the next steps. 

The one-hour webinar will take place Thursday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m. eastern, and is free to attend. Registration is required and can be completed by clicking here!


Course Planning is the Key to Success in Every Digital Modality

During a most unusual and challenging year, instructors have had to adapt to ever changing circumstances for teaching and learning. Digital learning materials and assessment adaptations require more time and careful planning, that is, they require careful course architecture. In this one-hour webinar, taking place Thursday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m. eastern, CourseTune CEO Dr. Maria Andersen will describe strategies for careful planning and up-front investment in the course architecture and explain how a system of instructional design created specifically for stakeholder buy-in acts as a feedback loop for fine-tuning courses over time—all toward improving student learning.

The one-hour webinar will take place Thursday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m. eastern. The webinar is free to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register for the webinar!



Webinar Archive

Linking Open Data for Credentials, Competencies and Quality Assurance

DEAC and Credential Engine are collaborating to publish institutional information to the widely respected Credential Registry. The purpose of this one-hour webinar, taking place Tuesday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. eastern, is to introduce Credential Engine and its publishing process. Credential Engine is a non-profit with a unique mission to create credential transparency so learners, employers, educators, and government stakeholders can find valuable credentials. Credential Engine provides a suite of freely available web-based services that house information about all types of credentials, credential providers, competencies, and quality assurance, using a common description language to enable comparability. We hope you will join us to learn more about this effort to promote data transparency and showcase the quality represented by DEAC accreditation.

The one-hour webinar took place Tuesday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. eastern and is available on demand. Click here to watch a recording of the webinar! 


Online Assessment: Best Practices and Practical Solutions  

Provided by the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE)

Join an international online event about distance education quality assurance, presented by the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE). This webinar features a conversation with an international panel of experts in distance education that is intended to share knowledge and best practices across global regions. 

The one-hour webinar took place Tuesday, June 23 at 8:00 a.m. eastern and is available on-demand. Click here to watch an archived version of the webinar.


A Review of Proposed Changes to DEAC Policies and Procedures

Join Dr. Leah Matthews, DEAC Executive Director for an overview of changes the Commission is proposing for Part Two, Policies and Procedures, DEAC Accreditation Handbook. On May 22, 2020, DEAC issued a Call for Comment on the proposed changes. The Commission is accepting comments through June 22, 2020. DEAC institutions as well as members of the public are welcome to join Dr. Matthews for this one-hour webinar and are encouraged to submit their comments for consideration by the Commission. The Commission carefully considers all comments, particularly those comments that provide thoughtful perspectives that reflect the best interests of the DEAC community as a whole and accountability to the students that DEAC institutions proudly serve. 

The thirty-minute webinar took place Monday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m. eastern and is available on-demand. Click here to watch an archived version of the webinar.

Click here to view/download a copy of the webinar slides.


Preparing for New Student Disclosure Requirements 

Provided by Thompson Coburn and DEAC

Join the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and Thompson Coburn for a webinar examining the new student disclosure requirements that go into effect on July 1, 2020. These disclosure requirements apply to all institutions of higher education, and to all covered programs, whether offered through distance education or on-ground instruction. In particular, institutions offering courses or programs that lead to professional licensure have important, new responsibilities. This webinar will provide a detailed overview of the new rule, and practical advice for achieving compliance by July 1, 2020. Additionally, the presenters will consider related NC-SARA policies addressing disclosures related to professional licensure programs.

The ninety-minute webinar took place Wednesday, June 10, and is available on-demand.


Online Library Resources 

Provided by the Library and Information Resources Network (LIRN)

This webinar featured information from the Library and Information Resources Network, a nonprofit library service and content provider working to strengthen libraries for successful learning. Click here to watch an archived version of the webinar!

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