Beauty Link - Volume 4, Issue 3 - (Page 12)

WORKINGS OF WASHINGTON Points of Focus Where to Focus Attention While We Await the Election Outcomes AS I DRAFT this update, the November 6 elections are 90 days away and I am already fielding questions daily that begin with, “What will happen if…?” • What will happen if the Obama Administration retains power? • What will happen if Mitt Romney wins? • What will happen if the Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate? • What will happen if the Democrats retain control of the U.S. Senate? • What will happen if the U.S. House of Representatives remains in control of the Republicans, but by a narrower or larger margin? • What will happen if the U.S. House of Representatives fl ips and is controlled by the Democrats? My answer is always: I can speculate, but I don’t know. Regardless of the outcome, the world won’t change overnight and we have a lot of opportunities and challenges ahead either way. Following is a rundown of topics you and your school(s) may choose to focus on while we participate in and await the election outcomes. I can speculate, but I don’t know. Regardless of the outcome, the world won’t change overnight and we have a lot of opportunities and challenges ahead either way. Review & Analysis of Your Gainful Employment Data Contrary to rampant, wishful, sentiment, Gainful Employment is not dead. While the U.S. District Court’s decision and the ruling of Judge Contreras have vacated the GE regulations, the decision provides a reprieve, not an end to institutions’ compliance responsibilities. By the time you read this, we will know whether or not the Department plans to pursue an appeal of the District Court’s decision and if they will choose instead or simultaneously to pursue revisions to the regulations through Negotiated Rulemaking. Regardless, all institutions of higher education and the programs subject to the GE regulations have been provided with time—and information we didn’t have before in the form of the FY11 GE Informational Rates—to assess the regulations’ impact on the institution and each individual program. The Government Relations Team will provide more information in the months ahead, but for now, you and your staff should: 1. Review all 2006-2007 through 2010-2011 student data submitted to the Department. This is a laborious task, but the added time and your ability to use it for this purpose is key—as the data drives everything and must be correct; 2. Analyze what your institution(s) must do to effectively extrapolate information from the processed GE data provided by the Department back to your institution(s). As noted by ED, this is a wholly new form of data transmission, and it is likely that you will need to adapt in order to effectively pull from the information presented, analyze it and make the necessary corrections; 3. Critically assess your institution(s) FY11 GE Informational Rates and determine what modifications your institution(s) may need to make to ensure compliance. We realize that there are a significant number of cosmetology institutions that were either presented with data reflecting “N/A”s, which does not provide you with much information and/or that an overwhelming majority of institutions received calculation scores under the discretionary debt-to-earnings calculation of 100 percent or greater. The GRT is working towards recommendations in support of these anomalies and will provide you with additional support. 4. Continue to monitor and await the Department’s release of the GE Disclosure Templates. Note that the District Court’s ruling retained the disclosure requirements, which means that all institutions must continue to make a good faith effort to provide the information detailed in regulation for median loan debt, “on-time” graduation rates, etc. The GRT continues to track the overdue release of the GE Templates the Department anticipated releasing by July 2, 2012, but we believe that, as evidenced by the Department’s recent motion to amend the decision, they are withholding release of the templates at this time. Analysis and Determination of Participation in the “Principles of Excellence” Program for Institutions Serving Former Service Members, Veterans and Their Families Effective August 1, 2012, all higher education institutions approved to offer VA educational benefits and/or participate in any of the Federal military and educational benefits programs were to have notified the VA and/or DOD of their decision on whether or not they would commit to the principles of excellence for educational institutions serving service members, veterans, spouses, and other family members (principles) developed as part of President Obama’s April 27, 2012, Executive Order 13607 (EO). The August 1, 2012, deadline was an extension of the Saturday, June 30, 2012, deadline contained in the May 31, 2012, letter, distributed through VA state BY TOM E. NETTING 12 | B E AU TYLINK | SU R V I VAL | 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - Volume 4, Issue 3

Message From the AACS President and CEA Chair
Workings Of Washington
Network, Innovate, Grow: AACS Annual Convention & Expo 2012
Attending a Convention: 10 Tips for Success
Superstar Graduates
A Teacher’s Safari: Managing the Zoo of Personalities
Sticking it Out: 10 Threats That Keep Students from Surviving and Thriving in the Real World
Step-by-Step NEW!
Data Disaster: Protecting Sensitive and Important Records
Mixing Generations in the Classroom: Can They Coexist?
Beauty Changes Lives
Every Vote Counts: Encouraging and Emphasizing the Importance of their Vote
Hip-Hop Haircuts: Curtis Smith Sets Trends
AACS Listserve Q & A
Now We’re Talking: An Education in Communication
Multicultural Corner
Health & Wellness for Educators: Tips for Being Healthy
A Student’s Perspective NEW!
And Then There’s Compliance
Remembering Two Beauty Legends
Beauty Before Boarding: Airport Salons Take Flight
Voices From the Classroom
CEA Annual Convention Photo Spread
Quiz Time: How Well Do You Know Your Association?
Associate Member Profiles: Makeup/Cosmetics
People & Places
New Products & Services
New School Members
Upcoming 2012-2013 Events
Index to Advertisers

Beauty Link - Volume 4, Issue 3