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News & Updates (February)

January 19, 2024 - Federal Government Shutdown Averted Again! Continuing resolution passed to keep Federal government running in two part deadlines: March 1 for several agencies, but most agencies, including education, through March 8, 2024.

2023-2024 Federal Rulemaking Update:

NASASPS Conference (state regulator organization) - in collaboration with SAN. Join us in Charleston, South Carolina.  April 7-10, 2024.  SAN member meetings and sessions as well as collaborative sessions with regulators. Preliminary Agenda Topics include Professional Licensure, Federal Updates, State Compliance Updates, Managing Complaints. Early Bird Rates through March 1, 2024 Register Today! SAN Member Discount Code:  SAN24CHS  

Training: Online Course, Advanced Topics Workshop

Open Forum -  2nd Tuesday of each month February 13, 2024;  Time: 10AM Alaska, 11AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern; Link: https://wiche.zoom.us/j/95387418403?pwd=NHVidkpBOWI4L3NlV1ZHSGw3QWpvdz09; February Topic: Congressional and Judicial Actions and their impact on our work. February Expert:  Van Davis, Chief Strategy Officer, WCET  Open Forum is an opportunity for a 30 min Q & A with the expert(s) and is not typically recorded. (the Zoom URL for the Open Forum is not the same as the Monthly Coordinator Call).  **Following the 30-minute Q&A we will pivot to an Open Q&A where you can discuss any of your compliance-related questions and challenges with all of your SAN Colleagues.

SAN Coordinator Call - 4th Tuesday of each month; February 27, 2024; Time: 10AM Alaska, 11AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern; The February gathering is the annual, "Bring a Senior-Level Leader to the Call Meeting"! Guest: Mr. Christopher Murray, Partner, Thompson Coburn, LLP. / Topic: Congressional/U.S. Department of Education/Biden Administration priorities for Higher Education and Guest:  Marianne Boeke, PhD - President, National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC SARA); Topic: The Current State of NC SARA.  Coordinators, please check your email account for specific information on how to invite your leader(s) and retrieve the Zoom link to join this call.

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Quick Links

U.S. Department of Education Rulemaking 2021-2022 Information Here! EFFECTIVE DATE FOR NEW REGULATIONS 7/1/24!  Watch this SAN webpage for updates, resources, explanation of the rulemaking process. (Our primary issue:  Certification Procedures addressing programs leading to a professional license and reciprocity)

U.S. Department of Education Rulemaking 2023-2024 Information Here! Watch this SAN webpage for updates and resources.  Fall 2023 rulemaking is on Loan Forgiveness.  Winter 2024 Rulemaking: Program Integrity and Institutional Quality Rulemaking includes Accreditation, State Authorization, and Distance Education.

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 Jobs Posts Webpage  &  Sample State Auth. Related Job Descriptions HERE.  

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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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