with your WCET colleagues and experts, both virtually and in-person.
Reciprocity: Leaping Over the State Authorization Barrier
The Lumina Foundation funded the Presidents' Forum, working with the Council of State Governments, to develop a "model state reciprocity agreement" that states could adopt to acknowledge other states' work and decisions in regard to institutional authorization. The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) offers a process to make state authorization more efficient, more uniform in regard to necessary and reasonable standards of practice that could span states, and more effective in dealing with quality and integrity issues that have arisen in online/distance education offerings. It also aims to be less costly and less complex than the current system for both states and institutions.
This webcast will outline the key components of the public draft of SARA, discuss the plans of the regional higher education compacts in implementing the agreement, and provide ample time for your questions.
This webcast is provided free and open to all. Since the number of slots is limited, we ask that each institution or organization register only once. See WCET's state authorization page for more background on this issue.
Join us for the WCET webcast, "Reciprocity: Leaping Over the State Authorization Barrier" on Monday, June 25 Noon MT. The free webcast will run for 60 minutes.
Space is limited and priority will be given to current WCET members who register prior to June 20. If your institution is not a WCET member, you are welcome to register and we will confirm your spot after June 20.
Please note that you are not emailed a confirmation upon registering. Once you complete your registration, the webpage will show that you are registered. You will be sent the webcast information and link on June 22. If you do not receive the link, please check your junk folder and then contact us.
8:00 AM HDT / 10:00 AM Alaska DT / 11:00 AM PDT / Noon MDT / 1:00 PM CDT / 2:00 PM EDT.
An archive of the presentation will be available on this webpage by July 2.
- Marshall Hill
- executive director,
- Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
- Paul Shiffman
- assistant vice president for strategic and governmental relations,
- Excelsior College
- Sharyl Thompson
- vice president for regulatory affairs and compliance,
- American College of Education
- Russell Poulin, Moderator
- deputy director,
- research and analysis,