Past Events

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State Authorization for Military Students

August 20th, 2014
All educational institutions must sign the revised Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by September 5, 2014, if they wish to offer Tuition Assistance (TA) to their students in the military.

Two Webcasts on State Authorization for Distance Education

August 14th, 2014
States protect consumers of higher education by expecting colleges to follow their laws and in many cases, seeking approval before serving students in their state.

Boot Camp: Building Institutional Readiness for Data Analytics

June 17th, 2014 - June 20th, 2014
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Combating Fraud While Protecting Aid for True Students

May 21st, 2014
Institutions must have appropriate internal controls to prevent, detect, and report suspected fraud or abuse of federal financial aid funds.

Designing Alternative Pathways to Credentials

May 7th, 2014 - May 8th, 2014
Salt Lake City, UT   The WCET Leadership Summits are designed to bring together educational leaders and practitioners from forward-thinking institutions and enterprises that are actively pursuing answers to the big questions in higher education.

SAN Compliance Workshop - 2014

April 29th, 2014 - April 30th, 2014
Little Rock, AK What is the WCET SAN Compliance Workshop at NASASPS? The Workshop is a two-day event whereby our members can meet, talk, and work on state authorization compliance issues. In the hands-on participatory Workshop, participants:

The Upcoming Higher Education Act Reauthorization

April 10th, 2014
What is the legal basis for so many of those pesky federal regulations that have gotten your attention over the past few years? The Higher Education Act of 1965. The law is supposed to be "reauthorized" every five years, and Congress has begun its work on its rewrite of what will be the next iteration of the HEA.

Big Audacious Conversation About Competency-Based Education

March 13th, 2014
In 2013, the Department of Education and the President encouraged institutions to consider incorporating CBE programs to aid attainment and affordability goals, and provided guidance for offering federal financial aid.

Bringing a Campus Experience to Online Students

February 13th, 2014
In order for distance learning programs to provide the "college experience" that many of these students need to encourage their continued education, we must deliver engaging courses, but also present a co-curricular experience to them on their own virtual turf.

What's New with SARA?

January 23rd, 2014
The national initiative, the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) will create interstate reciprocity in the regulation of postsecondary distance education.