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News & Updates (October)

September 30, 2023 - No Federal Government Shutdown - Continuing resolution passed to keep Federal governement running through November 17, 2023.

2021-2022 Federal Rulemaking Update:

Member Only Webinars: 

Open Forum -  2nd Tuesday of each month. October 10, 2023;  Time: 10AM Alaska, 11AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern; Link: https://wiche.zoom.us/j/95387418403?pwd=NHVidkpBOWI4L3NlV1ZHSGw3QWpvdz09; October Topic: Special Preview of the New & Upcoming SAN Integration Course; October Expert: Jana Walser-Smith; Director, Interstate Compliance and SAN Member Outreach, State Authorization Network. Open Forum is an opportunity for a 30 min Q & A with the expert(s) and is not typically recorded.

WCET Annual Meeting + ASWE and SAN Coordinator Meeting -  Register Now! October 25-27 in New Orleans, LA.  SAN Coordinator Meeting and the SAN Member Gathering will take place as preconference events at the same location on October 24, 2023.

Quick Links

U.S. Department of Education Rulemaking 2021-2022 Information Here! 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 will be on Loan Forgiveness.  TBD on timing for rulemaking on TPS, Accreditation, State Authorization, and Definition of 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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