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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 […]

Policy

Defining Distance Education in Policy: Announcement and Call to Action

Published by: WCET | 3/7/2023

As previewed in a fall WCET Frontiers post, WCET and SAN have been conducting an analysis of “distance education” definitions used by federal agencies, states, accreditors, and others. The purpose of this review is to highlight the challenges and risks […]

Practice

2022 SANsational Award Winners Present Promising Compliance Solutions

Published by: WCET | 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: 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 […]

Policy

Regular and Substantive Interaction Update: Where Do We Go from Here?

Published by: WCET | 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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