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Monthly Archives: April 2014

General Questions

Please feel free to post general questions in this area under the “Leave a comment” field.  Members are encouraged to participate in discussions in this area, as we all have different levels of expertise in state authorization.

Links

SHEEO (State Higher Education Officers Association):  This website provides a directory of state regulatory agencies and compendium of state laws and regulatory practices.

http://www.sheeo.org/node/434

 

NC – SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements):  This website explains what SARA is,  who belongs to SARA, current members, and provides information of when SARA will begin.

http://nc-sara.org/

Listed below includes the links for the four regional compacts of SARA:

Midwestern Higher Education Compact
New England Board of Higher Education
Southern Regional Education Board
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

 

WCET:  Provides background information on the history of state authorization and is a great resource to review state/institutional requirements.

http://wcet.wiche.edu/advance/state-approval

 

Negotiated Rulemaking Committee:  This Web page contains information about our rulemaking efforts on program integrity and improvement.

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/reg/hearulemaking/2012/programintegrity.html

 

UMass Online:  This page provides the current Higher Education Act status of all states. Links to the individual state pages provides information on state requirements, a communication log as well as any supporting documentation for exemption.

https://confluence.umassonline.net/display/HEASA/HEA+State+Authorization+Status+Update

 

Cornell University Law School (34 CFR 600.9):  Provides the legal definition of state authorization.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/34/600.9

 

 

 

 

News


Montana and Nebraska approved as SARA states

http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d33f013c3412cbcac1e8ae453&id=34b8993197&e=8b2f556499

WCET:  State Authorization: Education Pauses, Defense Follows, and We Webcast It All

http://wcetblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/17/state-authorization-pauses-webcast/

Announcing Two State Authorization Webcasts:

WCET partners with the Online learning Consortium, the University Professional & Continuing Education Association, and the Midwest Higher Education Compact’s State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement to offer two informational webcasts:

  • August 14: State Authorization for Distance Education:  The Future for REGULATIONS
    Covers the latest on the state, federal, and military regulations.  It also advises colleges on what to do next.
    (2:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Central / Noon Mountain / 11:00 AM Pacific)
  • August 19: State Authorization for Distance Education:  The Future for RECIPROCITY
    Everything you ever wanted to know about the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).
    (2:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Central / Noon Mountain / 11:00 AM Pacific)

Learn more about these free webcasts. Separate registration is needed for each event and we do expect that they will fill-up. An archive of each webcast will be made available.

The Chronicle of Higher Education:  Rule-Making Panel Fails to Find Consensus on 2 Key Issues – by Goldie Blumenstyk:  http://m.chronicle.com/article/Rule-Making-Panel-Fails-to/146707/

Goldie Blumenstyk

Russ Poulin’s April 17, 2014 blog: State Authorization – Proposed Regulatory Language from the Department of Education

http://wcetblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/state-auth-proposed-regs/

Russ Poulin’s April 7, 2014 blog:  Proposed State Authorization Regulations (Second Set):  Provide Your Feedback

http://wcetblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/state-auth-feedback/
Russ Poulin’s March 24, 2014 blog: Proposed State Authorization Regulations:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

http://wcetblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/authorization-good-bad-ugly/

 

 

Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Mark your calendars for the 2014 Fall SAN-O workshop!

When:  December 5, 2014 at Franklin University

Address:  201 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215 in Ross Auditorium

More information to follow…