H.R.2117 - Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act

To prohibit the Department of Education from overreaching into academic affairs and program eligibility under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To prohibit the Department of Education from overreaching into academic affairs and program eligibility under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. as introduced.
  • Short: Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act as reported to house.

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06/03/11
 
02/28/12
 
 
 
 
 

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Representative

Virginia Foxx

R-NC

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Result: Passed - February 28, 2012

Roll call number 79 in the House

Question: On Passage: H R 2117 Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act

 

Official Summary

Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act - Repeals certain Department of Education regulations that for purposes of determining whether a school is eligible to participate in programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA): (1) require institutions of higher education and p

Official Summary

Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act - Repeals certain Department of Education regulations that for purposes of determining whether a school is eligible to participate in programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA):
(1) require institutions of higher education and postsecondary vocational institutions (except religious schools) to be legally authorized by the state in which they are situated,
(2) delineate what such legal authorization requires of states and schools, and
(3) define \"credit hour.\" Prohibits the Secretary of Education from promulgating or enforcing any regulation or rule that defines \"credit hour\" for any purpose under the HEA.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.2117

  • EduCause
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administration
  • Association of American Universities
  • Christian Coalition
  • ...and 41 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.2117

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