good practices and sound policies that accelerate the effective adoption and use of technologies in teaching and learning.
State Authorization Network (SAN)
States have always expected institutions to follow their laws and regulations when serving students within their borders. In October 2010, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) released a 'state authorization' regulation, in which the USDOE expects each institution offering distance education courses to demonstrate that it has the proper approval(s) in each state in which it serves students. The federal regulation was 'vacated' by the courts, but we believe that some form of the regulation will return. Meanwhile, the states still expect institutions to obtain authorization before serving students.
Working collaboratively, institutions can navigate the state regulations processes more efficiently than working on their own. Some systems and consortia centralize the task of understanding federal and state regulations and determining how member institutions should respond. WCET's State Authorization Network assists the 'Coordinators' from each member system, consortium, or institution. WCET provides training on the regulations, access to experts, strategies on how to proceed, and networking among participants so that they can share what they learn when exploring each state's regulations.
Boise State University
Activities and Benefits
- Monthly Calls.
- Email Lists.
- Face-to-face Meetings.
- Discussions with Regulators.
- Research Reports.
- State Advocacy.
- Reciprocity Advice.
- Training Webcasts.
$5,000 for a system, consortium, or individual institution to join. You must also be a WCET member.
Call for Participation for SAN Year 3
The SAN project year runs from April 1 to March 30 We are now soliciting public higher education systems, consortia of institutions (public or private), and individual institutions to join for the 2013-14 project year. See the "Statement of Work and Call for Participation" invitation for more details, answers to questions, and testimonials. View the current list of SAN participants.
Deadline and Contact Information
The deadline for joining is April 10, 2013. There is no application to join SAN. If you wish to join, have the appropriate official send us an email stating that you agree to the Statement of Work. The state authorization team of Russ Poulin (303-541-0305) and Marianne Boeke (303-497-0357) will be happy to answer any questions.