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News & Updates (February)

U.S. Department of Education Releases New Regulatory Agenda - indicates notice of intent to commence rulemaking will be released in spring 2023 to address approximately 8 issues including state authorization, definition of distance education, accreditation, and third-party servicers (OPMs).

Recently Released Member Only Resources (also found on the Getting Started Webpage! 

2022 SANsational Award Resources:  On Demand Recorded PresentationsSANsational Award Project Presentations by the Award Winners - UC, UTT, and Campbell University staff share their processes in the development of their award winning projects.  WCET Frontiers Post:  2022 SANsational Award Winners Present Promising Compliance Solutions

Open Forum -  2nd Tuesday of each month. February 14, 2023;  Time: 10AM Alaska, 11AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern; Link: https://wiche.zoom.us/j/9421225612; February Topic: Institutional Compliance Audit 101; February Expert: Shari Miller, Institutional Compliance MATTERS. Open Forum is an opportunity for a 30 min Q & A with the expert(s) and is not recorded.

NASASPS Conference in Collaboration with SAN:  Phoenix, AZ; April 30-May 3, 2023.  Opportunity to learn with the state regulators! SAN half day meeting included!  Several SAN members and familiar presenters are providing sessions.  See the preliminary agenda here! Session will address Professional Licensure Issues, SARA Policy Modification, Federal Updates, Implementation of Changes of Ownership & Borrower Defense regulations plus more! Information and registration here! Code for SAN Members:  SAN23PHX. Note that the Early Bird SAN rate option until mid March!

U.S. Department of Education Rulemaking 2021-2022 Information Here! Watch this SAN webpage for updates, resources, explanation of the rulemaking process. 

Access to Key Areas of the SAN website:

  • Are you new or relatively new to the issue of out-of-state activity compliance?  Start Here with State Authorization 101 which leads to How it Works and Why Comply. Then move to Getting Started.
  • Topic Areas: Nine key subject areas can be accessed through the 9 tiles as you scroll down on this page or from the Resources tab drop down at the top of the webpage.
  • Website login information is provided to SAN members by the SAN Coordinators for your SAN Membership.  Login is required for member only resources noted as requiring SAN Member login.

Communication Platform for SAN member email updates and SAN discussions - use wcetMIXFAQ's & tutorials:https://wcetmix.wiche.edu/faq.  Also please review "5 FYI's to make the most of WCET & SAN's community discussion platform".

NC-SARA Website 

WCET Frontiers  - articles on many higher education issues related to educational technology

WCET Page: Jobs posted by members   Also, Sample Job Descriptions HERE.  

How We Help
SAN sponsored analysis, best practices, training, timely updates, and resources are provided for SAN Members.

State Authorization 101

Introductory material to understand the foundation of state authorization compliance.


 Members share information and obtain direction and assistance through:

  • Training workshops and webcasts.
  • Discussions with regulators and experts.
  • Monthly calls , email discussions, and face to face meetings.
  • Research reports and state-by-state analyses.
  • Reciprocity advice.

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January 2023 eNewsletter

Compliance Requirements (NonSARA)
Federal Regulations
Getting Started
SANsational Awards