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Beyond Compliance: The Role of a Compliance Professional in Equity & Accessibility

Published by: ewalton | 5/12/2022 | 0 comments

Thank you to Kathryn Kerensky of WCET’s State Authorization Network for today’s blog, and thank you to Van Davis and Emilie Cook of Every Learner Everywhere for assistance and strategic direction. Enjoy! There is a role for everyone to play for higher education institutions to foster inclusive learning environments and increase access to the opportunities […]

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More Federal Rulemaking Excitement for Distance Ed Fans…and Next Steps

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 3/24/2022 | 0 comments

Earlier this week, we shared some very important issues from recent Federal rulemaking that will likely have a big effect on distance education. You probably have heard much more about the other “bigger” issues addressed during this rulemaking such as the 90/10 Rule and Gainful Employment. Our reporting on the 2022 Institutional and Programmatic Eligibility […]

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Excited about March Madness? Proposed Section 32 Will Excite Distance Ed Fans

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 3/21/2022 | 1 comments

The annual NCAA college basketball tournament, celebrated nationally and called the “Big Dance” or “March Madness,” began last week with great hoopla. Simultaneously, another form of “competition” occurred – the final week of the U.S. Department of Education Negotiated Rulemaking process. Rulemaking can look like a “Big Dance” with representatives of higher education factions engaged […]

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Federal Policy Surprises! Updates and a Call to Action

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 2/22/2022 | 0 comments

How many of you like surprises? Surprises can be great fun, but let’s be clear that rulemaking surprises are sometimes more like encountering the clown from IT. Not to be left out, Congress is also providing its own surprise so you may want to consider contacting your Congressional Representative and/or Senator. What started out as […]

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2022 Digital Learning Policy Preview, Part 2:  Federal and State Rules

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 1/27/2022 | 0 comments

The self-proclaimed “policy nerds” at WCET and WCET|SAN began looking forward to 2022, and we started to marvel at all the policy issues for digital learning in higher education that will be in play this year. Some significant changes for online and distance learning with significant implications for student consumer protection are on the horizon. […]

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2022 Digital Learning Policy Preview, Part 1: U.S. Department of Education Negotiated Rulemaking

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 1/26/2022 | 0 comments

The self-proclaimed “policy nerds” at WCET and WCET/SAN began looking forward to 2022, and we started to marvel at all the policy issues for digital learning in higher education that will be in play this year. Some significant changes for online and distance learning with significant implications for student consumer protection are on the horizon. […]

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Announcing the 2021 SANsational Award Winners

Published by: ewalton | 12/9/2021 | 0 comments

Institutional procedures to comply with state and federal law are unique to an institution’s activities and administrative structure. Regardless, much can be gained from observing the work of exemplars and sharing practical strategies deployed at other institutions. The State Authorization Network’s annual SANsational awards do just that. About the award These awards represent comprehensive work […]

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One Year Anniversary of the Federal Regulations for Professional Licensure Notifications – How are you Celebrating?

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 7/1/2021 | 0 comments

Maybe it is a little cheeky to say celebrating, but we are all on this crazy journey together to manage these institutional requirements. The federal regulations require notifications in order for institutions to participate in Title IV HEA programs, and SARA closely aligned their requirements to the Federal regulations for SARA participating institutions to address […]

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Comment Period Open for “21st Century Guidelines for Distance Education”

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 6/3/2021 | 0 comments

NC-SARA has opened a two month opportunity for SARA state members, SARA participating institutions, and members of the public to submit comments regarding the 21st Century Guidelines from June 2, 2021 through August 2, 2021. Institutions that obtain state institutional approval through reciprocity for their out-of-state distance education related activities by participating in SARA (State […]

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Origins of the State Authorization Network: We Missed the Bus, But Caught the Spirit

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 4/6/2021 | 0 comments

Ten years ago on April 6th, the first meeting of the initial members of WCET’s State Authorization Network (SAN) was held in Boulder, Colorado. To honor SAN’s 10th Birthday, I asked the founder of SAN, Russ Poulin, to reflect on the history of the state authorization issue and the need for the Network. I also […]

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