FOIA Requests

Documents Regarding the 2018-19 Accreditation and Innovation Negotiated Rulemaking

SeekingAll data and information requests, and responses to such requests, submitted by members of the negotiated rulemaking committee for the
2018-19 Accreditation and Innovation Negotiated Rulemaking. 


The Department initially failed to produce any documents, as required by law. After Student Defense sued the Department in federal court, on May 4, 2020 it produced a final response. The documents are available here.


Remarks by Acting Undersecretary Diane Auer Jones - September 26, 2018

Seeking: The prepared remarks of Diane Auer Jones, at the Education Writers Association 2018 Higher Education Seminar at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Diane Auer Jones was slated to speak as part of a discussion entitled “Rethinking Federal Regulation of Education,” which was described as an opportunity to “[h]ear about the drive to reduce regulations and provide education consumers with more information from the top federal higher education policymaker ..."


The Department has not yet provided documents in response to this request.