MAPCS News | March 2014
Keeping You Informed


APSCU recently commissioned an analysis to calculate the economic impact of our entire sector on the nation's economy.


The report finds that private sector colleges and universities account for nearly 250,000 jobs in the United States with a total economic impact of over $47 billion, according to an economic analysis prepared by John Dunham & Associates and released by the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU).  Read more


Massachusetts Report


United States Report

Invite your local legislator to 

your school for a tour or for a graduation


Please let your legislator know how the AG and DPL proposed regulations will impact your school.
There is no better way to showcase your institution's importance to the community to a member of the Massachusetts Legislature than hosting a campus tour.
Legislators are always eager to touch base with the people in their districts, and welcome the opportunity to spend time with the constituents whose interests they represent at the State House. 
To learn more about setting up a campus tour click here for APSCU's advocacy assistance.
To find your state legislator click here.

Not A MAPCS Member Yet?


Your MAPCS membership will support the association's legislative efforts.  There really is strength in numbers.  


Click here to join MAPCS online. 


Click here to download a Membership Brochure and Application.

MAPCS Protects Your School


MAPCS has retained the services of Quinn and Morris to help the association make sure its voice is heard regarding the DPL and the Attorney General's regulations. 


Your financial support would also be appreciated.  


Click here to donate to the MAPCS advocacy fund.

Division of Professional Licensure (DPL)

Public Hearing on Proposed Regulations 

230 CMR 12.00 - 17.00 



The Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) will  hold two public hearings relative to proposed regulations at 230 CMR 12.00 - 17.00. The proposed regulations pertain to the licensure and oversight of private occupational schools and sales representatives.


MAPCS urges all schools to attend and testify.  

These regulations will impact the way you operate your school.


March 20, 2014

1000 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118, 1st Floor

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


March 25, 2014

436 Dwight Street, Springfield, MA 01103

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Written comments will be accepted through the end of business on

March 28, 2014.  Please send your comments to:


Rachael Pauze, Board Counsel

1000 Washington Street, 

Boston, MA 02118-6100 


Public Hearing Notice


DPL Proposed Regulations


Professional Development Seminars

April 11, 2014

Salter College Chicopee, MA


Financial Aid Best Practices for Consumer Information

9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Consumer Information is the name of the game. Today, schools can ill-afford to fail to provide quality consumer information to current and prospective students. This important session will focus on the day-to-day information that schools are required to provide to prospects, students and oversight agencies that if not handled correctly can place the school in jeopardy of levied sanctions and the loss of accreditation, state licensing and/or Title IV eligibility. We'll review best practices for disclosure and provide specific recommendations regarding compliant practice, and common issues that can lead to serious problems. Additionally, we'll review the top audit and program review findings so that you have the tools to stay compliant.


Presented by:  Peter Terebesi | President and Owner | Higher-Ed Executives and Vice President | Educational Compliance Management 


Who should attend: School Directors, Administrators and Financial Aid Personnel 

Active Ways to Engage Your Students in Learning

9:00 am - 12:00 pm  


"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught." - Oscar Wilde


As the quote above implies, we may be doing everything we can to be great teachers but if we want the students to remember, and truly learn, what we teach them they must make the learning connections themselves. This interactive session will focus on how instructors can engage their students in their own learning through the use of active learning strategies. Marinda will guide the participants through activities that participants can use immediately in their classrooms to help students to take control of their own learning. Students perform better in their academic careers when they understand their educational goals and can apply what they are learning in a more meaningful way. By using strategies taught in this session instructors can help their students learn for themselves that they can engage with the material shared with them.


Presented by:   Marinda Ashman | Associate Professor, Department Chair | College Success Studies | University College at Utah Valley University


Who should attend:  Faculty  


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Contact MAPCS

11 Robert Toner Blvd. # 234 

North Attleboro, MA  02763

Phone: 508-695-3919 

Fax: 508-232-6005


Catherine Flaherty, Executive Director


Victoria Ranko, Program Assistant