Two Webcasts on State Authorization for Distance Education

State Authorization for Distance Education: The Future for Regulations and Reciprocity
A Series of Two Webcasts
Offered in Partnership by
M-SARA, OLC, UPCEA, and WCET

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. The leading distance education organizations and a regional higher education compact partner to present two free webcasts to update you on the current status of regulations and on the emerging State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

WEBCAST IS FULL: State Authorization for Distance Education: The Future for REGULATIONS
Thursday, August 14: 2:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Central / Noon Mountain / 11:00 AM Pacific

Even with the federal regulations being placed on "pause," state's still expect colleges to obtain authorization. We will update you on the regulations and advise you on what colleges should do next.

  • Introduction by Moderator: Laurie Hillstock, Facilitator, Online Learning Consortium Leadership Series
  • Existing and Changing State Regulations: Joan Bouillon, Director of Regulatory Compliance, Pearson
  • What are Institutions Doing About State Authorization: Jim Fong, Center for Research and Consulting, UPCEA-University Professional & Continuing Education Association
  • U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense Regulations: Russ Poulin, Interim Co-Executive Director, WCET-WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies
  • What Should Institutions Do Next?: Jeannie Yockey-Fine, Senior Advisor, State Regulatory Services, Cooley LLP
  • Respond to Questions: Laurie and all

Registration is FULL for State Authorization for Distance Education: The Future for REGULATIONS.

The webcasts will be 90 minutes in length, with at least 30 minutes available for responding to questions. They are free and will be archived for later viewing on the WCET YouTube channel.

Registrants will receive the access link and instructions for the
State Authorization for Distance Education: The Future for REGULATIONS webcast
on Wednesday, August 13. If you do not receive the email, please contact WCET.

 

State Authorization for Distance Education: The Future for RECIPROCITY
Tuesday, August 19: 2:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Central / Noon Mountain / 11:00 AM Pacific

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) will create interstate reciprocity in the regulation of postsecondary distance education.. jenny Parks, director of the Midwestern State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (M-SARA), will host and facilitate an update on the status of SARA across the nation; what activities reciprocity will allow in other states; and specific insights on how SARA treats practical (in-person), on-the-ground, and clinical experiences, non-credit programs, the student complaint process, and other details. Representative from all of the regional compacts, NC-SARA, and a portal agency will be on the call.

  • Introduction by moderator: Jenny Parks, Director, Midwestern State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, Midwestern Higher Education Compact
  • Update on SARA Progress across the nation: Regional SARA Directors
  • SARA, clinicals, and professional licensure: Alan Contreras, Coordinator, NC-SARA and W-SARA
  • SARA, consumer protection, and complaint processes; how can institutions improve their processes and websites: Alan Contreras, Coordinator, NC-SARA and W-SARA and Sara Appel, Academic Programs Manager, Indiana Commission for Higher Education
  • Other commonly asked questions about what SARA will and will not "cover": Marshall Hill, Executive Director, NC-SARA, and Alan Contreras, Coordinator, NC-SARA and W-SARA
  • Respond to Questions: Jenny and all

The webcasts will be 90 minutes in length, with at least 30 minutes available for responding to questions. They are free and will be archived for later viewing on the MHEC-SARA Webinars page.

Register for State Authorization for Distance Education: The Future for RECIPROCITY. We expect to run out of space, so register early!

 

Webcasts presented by:

  • M-SARA: Midwestern Higher Education Compact-State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement
  • OLC: Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan-C)
  • UPCEA: University Professional & Continuing Education Association
  • WCET: WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies

Presenters:

Joan BouillonJoan Bouillon
Director or Regulatory Compliance
Pearson

 

 

Jim FongJim Fong
Center for Research and Consulting
UPCEA - University Professional & Continuing Education Association

 

 

 

Laurie HillstockLaurie Hillstock
Facilitator
Online Learning Consortium Leadership Series

 

 

Russ PoulinRussell Poulin
Director, Policy and Analysis
WCET-WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies

 

 

 

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