DETC 85th Annual Conference
April 3-5, 2011
The Williamsburg Lodge * Williamsburg, VA
The States and Distance Education
The DETC Task Force on State Acceptance
Monday, April 4th *
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. * Colony Rooms D&E
**Please Note: This session will only be offered ONCE, from 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.**
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The DETC Task Force on State Acceptance was formed to research, gather, and collate information regarding state authorization distance learning institutions—to act as ‘the eyes and ears’ of the DETC community at large. Using the task force’s collective resources to formulate best-practices and strategies DETC institutions can use when dealing with state regulation issues, and disseminate them to all DETC institutions.
This Q&A Panel Session will allow attendees to discuss the task force's findings, learn new information about the regulations, and share successful (and not-so-successful) strategies for working with the new state authorization rules.
The Accreditation and Licensure Consulting Practice at Collegiate Enterprise Solutions (PDF)
Visit the DETC's Task Force on State Acceptange Page
(If asked, use guest for both your username and password.)
Mr. Avi Katz is the president and co-founder of National Paralegal College. Avi received his MBA degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and has practiced as a certified public accountant. He has 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, corporate management and software development.
Dr. David Stinebeck, Collegiate Enterprise Solutions' Director of Licensing, has been with CES since 2004 and is responsible for its national practice in accreditation and licensing. He is also President and CEO of his own firm, Concordant Consulting, LLC, that helps solve governance and management problems on college campuses.
David earned his BA from Stanford in English, and his MA and PhD from Yale University in American Studies. He is a former college dean, provost, and president, and the author of three books on American culture and history, including a Civil War novel, A Civil General, that he co-authored with his wife. Currently, David is completing a book on his "50 Years in College" that will give the general public a behind-the-scenes look at American higher education in the last half century.
Dr. Russell Kitchner’s professional experience includes leadership positions in a variety of positions at Texas State University, Texas A&M University, Texas Lutheran University and the University of Notre Dame. He received a BA in history and an M.Ed from the State University of New York, and a Ph.D in educational leadership and industrial engineering from Texas A&M. He joined American Public University System in 2007, and he currently serves as associate vice president for the Office of Regulatory and Governmental Relations. Dr. Kitchner also serves as the University’s lobbyist in Washington, DC, where he represents the institution’s interests with members of Congress and serves as an advocate for APUS with the Department of Education and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He frequently engages in conference presentations covering a wide range of issues, including higher education law, academic accreditation and governance, and governmental/state relations. He has written extensively on these and other topics, and his views have been sought by and published in a variety of national publications, including The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Wall Street Journal, and Inside Higher Education.