ATLANTA, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc., a global information solutions company, announced it will host a webinar inviting educational institutions to learn about key reporting requirements under the new "Gainful Employment" regulation proposed by the U.S. Department of Education, which is scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2015. The webinar will highlight how institutions can take a proactive stance in assessing programmatic risk.
The presenters will focus on both proprietary institutions of higher education as well as many programs at non-profit institutions. They will also discuss accessing verified and objective data sources, as well as the analytical platforms that would allow an educational institution to develop an up-to-date picture of graduate earnings broken down by program, major, and industry of employment, among other key metrics.
Additional key topics to be addressed:
How to calculate the Debt-to-Earnings rates to report for Title IV participation
Critical differences between an ineligible program and a "zone program"
Consequences for failure to comply
Available verified data resources and metrics
Accessing institution-specific graduate outcomes data and analytics
Dennis is the co-chairman of the firm's education practice, and the former Deputy General Counsel for Postsecondary Education and Regulatory Services at the U.S. Department of Education. With more than 15 years of experience, Dennis, who also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement in the Office for Civil Rights, has a diverse national law practice that allows him to provide a wide range of services to college and universities, student lenders, education investors, and education technology and service providers on Education Law and Policy, Corporate Transactions, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Title IX & Civil Rights, and Litigation. His specialties include education, higher education, education technology, government relations, regulatory compliance, restructuring, policy work, private equity, Title IX, Americans with Disabilities Act, venture capital, regulatory matters, government investigations, trial and appellate litigation, labor and employment, higher education finance.
Naser Hamdi Director, Market Insight and Strategy Equifax Workforce Solutions
Naser focuses on developing market growth strategies and driving product and business innovation within education, student lending, consumer finance, debt management and other market segments. Within the education vertical, he is leading the development of an innovative Graduate Outcomes platform, a solution that utilizes verified data and analytics to allow for cross-sectional and trended views of the programmatic outcomes of academic institutions. By leveraging a combination of unique data assets and industry leading analytical tools and platforms, he is expanding the availability and use of postsecondary graduate employment and earnings metrics within academic institutions. Prior to this, Naser served as an academic and industry consultant. He led program and curriculum development for multiple institutions of higher education and advised healthcare and medical devices companies on product differentiation, emerging market penetration, and improving operational efficiency for competitive advantage. Naser holds a Ph.D. from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and an MBA from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.
About Equifax Equifax is a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions that provides businesses of all sizes and consumers with insight and information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 600 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide. The company's significant investments in differentiated data, its expertise in advanced analytics to explore and develop new multi-source data solutions, and its leading-edge proprietary technology enables it to create and deliver unparalleled customized insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Equifax operates or has investments in 19 countries and is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index. Its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. In 2014, Equifax was nominated as a Bloomberg BusinessWeek Top 50 company; its CIO was listed as one of the top 100 by CIO magazine; and the company was named to the Fintech 100 list, was recognized as a top 20 company to work for by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and was named a 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100 Winner. For more information, please visit www.equifax.com.