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SAN-O Workshop Scheduled

It’s time to mark your calendars for the next SAN-O Workshop!

The workshop will take place at The Ohio State University on November 4, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Registration for the event is $40, which includes parking and lunch.  Credit cards will be accepted through the registration site once you register for the event.  Please see a draft agenda listed below.

For members planning to travel for the workshop, the Blackwell Hotel, located on the Ohio State campus, is a short walk from the Ohio Union. Click HERE for directions to the Ohio Union.

We are currently accepting proposals for workshop presentations. Please submit your proposals to

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National Advocate Coming to Columbus

The Ohio State University will be hosting Russ Poulin on December 8, 2015 to discuss state authorization topics with their key members of Academic Affairs. During his visit, Russ will also meet with the SAN-O group, providing updates surrounding state authorization and  answering questions.   Russ is the Deputy Director of Research and Analysis for WCET and serves as a strong advocate in the state authorization world.

This meeting will take place on December 8, 2015, from 9-11 AM at The Ohio State University.  SAN-O members have the option of bringing guests, but an RSVP is required.  Please email Leslie Weibush to confirm your headcount and include any questions you might have for Russ before November 13, 2015.  After the event, organized table talk discussions will be arranged at local restaurants to continue your state authorization discussions.  The event is free, but SAN-O members will be responsible for paying for their own parking and lunch.  An agenda, location, parking information, and restaurant information will be provided closer to the event.



First Ohio university member of SARA

It’s official. Ohio has its first institution accepted in to the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). For more information on how to apply, visit the Ohio Department of Higher Education website. For general information on the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, visit the NC-SARA website.

Spring SAN-O Workshop Survey

If you were able to attend the Spring SAN-O Workshop on Friday, June 12, 2015, please complete the survey. The planning committee will use the results to plan future workshops. Thank you.

SAN-O Presentations

If was so great to see all of you who attended the Spring SAN-O Workshop in Columbus on Friday, June 12th. Attached are the presentations and sample templates that were shared during the workshop. We hope you find these documents helpful.

STATE OTG Verification Sample

State OTG List

State Authorization 101_June 2015



PhysPres101 – SANO Spring 2015


BLANK – Physical presense tracking for MARKETING

BLANK – Physical presence tracking for online program OTG ACTIVITIES

BeyondSpreadsheets – SANO Spring 2015

Ohio joins SARA

Are you cheering in your office like we are cheering in ours? Ohio has been approved by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) to join the Midwestern State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (M-SARA). A total of 20 states are now members of SARA.

The Ohio Board of Regents will be accepting institutional participant applications starting on April 1, 2015.

Click HERE for more information.


OBR Proposes Guidelines & Procedures for Academic Program Review

Late last week, the Ohio Board of Regents (OBR) posted the proposed Guidelines & Procedures for Academic Program Review. According to the their website, this manual will provide institutions with the information necessary to obtain certificates of authorization or approval of academic programs. The public is permitted to provide comments on the proposed guidelines and processes through Friday, February 20th on their website.

As an indication that the state of Ohio will soon join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), Appendix F of the manual is titled, SARA Guidelines.

The SAN-O Leadership Team encourages you and your university to review these guidelines and procedures and provide feedback to the Ohio Board of Regents.