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2022 SANsational Award Winners Present Promising Compliance Solutions

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 1/4/2023

Three postsecondary institutions each earned a 2022 SANsational Award for the creation of innovative processes and structures to manage state and federal regulatory compliance for out-of-state activities of the postsecondary institution. Since 2015, the State Authorization Network (SAN), a division […]

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Public Opportunity to Participate in SARA Reciprocity Policy Modifications

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 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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Regular and Substantive Interaction Update: Where Do We Go from Here?

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 11/8/2022

What is “Regular and Substantive Interaction”? Congress created a distinction between the definitions of “distance education” and “correspondence education” for purposes of federal financial aid eligibility. The distinction is that distance education courses include “regular and substantive interaction” (or RSI) […]

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What’s Happened to Those Federal Regs on Professional Licensure and Reciprocity?

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 6/24/2022

Publication of the Department of Education’s proposed professional licensure and reciprocity rules will be delayed until 2023. In March we alerted you to two proposed changes to U.S. Department of Education regulations from its Negotiated Rulemaking process earlier this year. […]

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Digital Learning: A Mystery about Pending Federal Rules

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 6/14/2022

It has been an action-packed year thus far on the Federal regulatory front. In January, we shared a preview of the “coming attractions” and encouraged you to grab some popcorn and watch along with us. And, while we’re only through […]

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The State Authorization Network (SAN) – Meeting an Important Need

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 4/21/2022

An urgent need caused the creation of the State Authorization Network (SAN) by our parent organization WCET (the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies). In October 2010, to the great surprise of many institutions and states, the U.S. Department of Education […]

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

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 3/24/2022

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 […]

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