New Directions in Regulatory Reform: Prospects for Reducing Regulatory Burden Through Risk-Informed Approaches in Federal Law Governing American Higher Education

Published December 2014
by Art Coleman, Terri Taylor, Bethany Little

This paper provides a vision and framework for prospective risk-informed federal regulatory reform affecting American higher education to create more effective and streamlined oversight and action aligned with the goals of the Higher Education Act (HEA). It is intended to inform and illustrate how risk-informed approaches could work in the regulation of postsecondary education as a foundation for further dialogue regarding specific recommendations that should be considered in the context of the reauthorization of the HEA.