What Are Institutions Doing (or Not Doing) About State Authorization - Revisited

In 2011, we learned that more than two-thirds of institutions responding to a survey had not yet applied to a single state in seeking authorization to teach students at a distance in their state. Since then progress has been made, but there is still a long, long way to go.

Recently, WCET, UPCEA, and the Sloan Consortium partnered to conduct a follow-up survey to judge institutional progress in seeking compliance. Some of the areas the survey covered:


  • Projected costs of compliance.
  • Number of states in which institutions are currently serving students.
  • Views of the state authorization issue.
  • Thoughts on the emerging national reciprocity agreement.

In this webcast, Russ Poulin (WCET), Jim Fong (UPCEA) and Bruce Chaloux (Sloan-C), will give you a brief update on state authorization, the status of a national reciprocity agreement, and reveal for the first time, in-depth, the results of the follow-up survey. In the WCET cooperative spirit, there will also be plenty of time for your questions.

This webcast is provided free and open to all, but space is limited.*

The WCET webcast, "What Are Institutions Doing (or Not Doing) About State-Authorization -- Revisited" will run for 60 minutes.


Bruce ChalouxBruce Chaloux
Executive Director and CEO,




Jim FongJim Fong
UPCEA Center for Research and Consulting




Russ PoulinRussell Poulin
Deputy Director, Research and Analysis




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