The Tennessee Commission on CLE and Specialization has created a new website to more easily capture and track comments on policy proposals under consideration. The site allows those interested to track proposals and supplemental materials, view comments posted to each topic, and submit comments yourself.
One proposed change which has generated a myriad of comments from CLE providers deals with the definition of “interactivity” for distance learning courses. From my reading of submitted comments, as well as conversations I’ve had with several of my colleages involved in the CLE industry, most providers feel that the changes are overly restrictive toward on demand programming, almost removing the format from accreditation in all but the most limited of circumstances. Why does the Commission wish to require more “interactivity," or as they also state it, “engagement," of attorneys taking programs on demand than it requires of live attendees? Do these changes really measure the level of engagement of the attorneys viewing?
More to come on this topic as comments continue to be submitted and the Commission continues to discuss.