Advocacy Alert: USDE Announces Public Hearings on Higher Education Rulemaking

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s (MSCHE) strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members and others, we want to bring to your attention the recent announcement regarding public hearings on higher education rulemaking.

The United States Department of Education (USDE) announced its plans to initiate a new round of negotiated rulemaking in 2023. On March 23, 2023,  USDE announced that public hearings on higher education rulemaking will be held April 11-13 from 10:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Read the announcement from USDE.

According to the announcement, “[f]ollowing the public hearings, the Department will finalize the issues to be addressed through rulemaking and solicit nominations for non-federal negotiators who can serve on the negotiated rulemaking committee(s), which will convene in fall 2023.”

Register for the public hearings.

Written comments can also be submitted by April 24, 2023, at the Federal Register.

MSCHE will continue to share additional information regarding negotiated rulemaking as it becomes available.