The Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner (RIOPC) is aware of the health concerns schools are facing due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.  Approved proprietary schools may cease to offer face-to-face instruction to protect the well-being of students, staff and instructors, and offer distance education according to plans filed with the RIOPC.  Schools that do not have the ability to offer distance learning options to students may postpone classes for the immediate future, according to plans filed with the RIOPC.

 

Degree-granting Institutions of Higher Education who are not NC-SARA approved through their State Portal Entity because they do not offer online instruction, who are now seeking temporary authorization from the RIOPC during the COVID-19 pandemic to offer instruction online to Rhode Island residents, should request permission in writing to the Commissioner of Postsecondary Education and include details on how the institution is supporting such transition, and information related to technology, faculty training/support, student accessibility, anticipated duration of transition, and their student complaint resolution policy.

Council Meetings & Minutes

Below is the 2020 meeting schedule for the Council on Postsecondary Education. If you are looking for documents from previous years' meetings, click on the year below. Please note that the Council was established in 2014, and therefore documents from years prior to 2014 pertain to a different governance structure.

 

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RI Council on Postsecondary Education

Council Meeting

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Agenda   Minutes

 
Central Falls Workforce Development Hub
934 Dexter Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
 

RI Council on Postsecondary Education

Council Meeting

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Agenda   Minutes

CCRI Knight Campus
Room 4080
400 East Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886

RI Council on Postsecondary Education

Council Meeting

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Cancelled

RI Council on Postsecondary Education

Council Meeting

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Agenda   Minutes

Remote Meeting
 
This meeting will be streamed live
on Facebook Live
 
Please see the agenda for instructions
to view the Council Meeting

RI Council on Postsecondary Education

Council Meeting

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Cancelled

RI Council on Postsecondary Education

Council Meeting

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Agenda   Minutes

Remote Meeting
 
This meeting will be streamed live
on Facebook Live
 
Please see the agenda for instructions
to view the Council Meeting

RI Council on Postsecondary Education

Council Meeting

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Agenda   Minutes

Remote Meeting
 
This meeting will be streamed live
on Facebook Live
 
Please see the agenda for instructions
to view the Council Meeting

RI Council on Postsecondary Education

Special Council Meeting

Friday, June 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Agenda   Minutes

Remote Meeting
 
This virtual meeting will be accessible to the public via Zoom.
 
Please see the agenda for instructions
to view the Council Meeting

RI Council on Postsecondary Education

Council Meeting

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Agenda

Remote Meeting
 
This virtual meeting will be accessible to the public via Zoom.
 
Please see the agenda for instructions
to view the Council Meeting

RI Council on Postsecondary Education

Special Council Meeting

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Agenda

Remote Meeting
 
This virtual meeting will be accessible to the public via Zoom.
 
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to view the Council Meeting

RI Council on Postsecondary Education

Council Meeting

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

Agenda

 
Remote Meeting
 
This virtual meeting will be accessible to the public via Zoom.
 
Please see the agenda for instructions
to view the Council Meeting
 
 

RI Council on Postsecondary Education

Council Meeting

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

 
       TBD
 

 

RI Council on Postsecondary Education

Council Meeting 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

 

TBD

  

 

RI Council on Postsecondary Education

Council Meeting

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

  

 
TBD