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In Defense of Reciprocity – A Joint Letter to the Department of Education & Call to Action

Published by: WCET | 5/2/2024

On May 1, leading higher education organizations jointly submitted a letter to the Department of Education (the Department) detailing concerns about recently raised proposals regarding state authorization reciprocity agreements. Earlier this year, the Department’s negotiated rulemaking sessions included several recommendations to alter the operations of such state-to-state agreements. The Department was clear that the proposals […]

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Major Changes to Distance Ed: Department of Education Rulemaking Final Session Update

Published by: WCET | 3/20/2024

Major changes loom on the horizon for postsecondary distance education programs in the United States, but we are now in a temporary limbo of uncertainty. The Department of Education’s Program Integrity and Institutional Quality negotiated rulemaking sessions ended on March 7. Despite tons of suggestions and hours of discussion, none of the distance and digital […]

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Major Changes to Distance Ed: Department of Education Rulemaking Week 2 Update

Published by: WCET | 2/13/2024

The film Nyad is sometimes difficult to watch as the titular character braves her way through a Cuba to Florida swim that took 53 hours of non-stop swimming. Along the way she is besieged by poisonous jellyfish, sharks, exhaustion, and the constant battering of waves. We feel a connection with her. Last week was the […]

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The Evolution of Compliance For State Authorization of Distance Education

Published by: WCET | 10/17/2023

The State Authorization Network (SAN) is pleased to release a very thorough examination of state authorization of distance education through the lens of a colleague who witnessed many steps in the development of consumer protections for students participating in interstate […]

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ED’s New Proposed Regulations: Part 1, State Authorization Reciprocity

Published by: WCET | 5/24/2023

Big changes could be in store for institutions that offer programs in other states and for the students they serve. This might surprise you as recent press articles about the Department of Education’s new proposed regulations focused solely on Gainful […]

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Public Opportunity to Participate in SARA Reciprocity Policy Modifications

Published by: WCET | 12/15/2022

A new SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements) Policy Modification Process was approved by its oversight Board last summer. This new process will offer increased transparency and public participation in the development of SARA Policy additions and revisions to manage reciprocity […]

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