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News & Updates (July)

Federal Update

Professional licensure resource documents to prepare for July 1, 2024 effective date and beyond: SAN Compliance Resources to Address Federal Regulations for Programs Leading to a License (2024)

SAN & WCET Coordinated Events - For Members and Non-Members!

SAN Advisory Group self nominations are now open through July 29! The 2024-25 season has openings for four (4) Advisory Group members who will represent a variety of SAN member institutions and/or organizations. The SAN Advisory Group is a small team of contributors who represent our membership and advise SAN Staff on key issues, research, and activities to best serve our community (and, ultimately, your work as compliance professionals). Submit your self-nomination here and reach out to Kathryn Kerensky (kkerensky@wiche.edu) if you have any questions! 

Open Forum - 2nd Tuesday of each month Aug 13, 2024; Time: 10AM Alaska, 11AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern; NEW LINK for 2024-2025: https://wiche.zoom.us/j/95672783595?pwd=RnVlU3NMSmltS1pHdWV4aktXRlROdz09; August Topic: Impact of SCOTUS Decisions; August Expert(s): TBD. Open Forum is not typically recorded. (the Zoom URL for the Open Forum is not the same as the Monthly Coordinator Call).  ** The August Open Forum will last up to an hour, depending on the number of questions for discussion, and will not be recorded.

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)

  • US Department of ED contact to address certification procedures issue: Vanessa Gomez. Telephone: (202) 987-0378. Email: Vanessa.Gomez@ed.gov.  *June 26, 2024 - ED is no longer able to respond to email inquiries.

U.S. Department of Education Rulemaking 2023-2024 Information Here! EARLIEST POSSIBLE EFFECTIVE DATE JULY 1, 2025! 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, Distance Education, R2T4, Cash Management, and Trio Programs.

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 wcetMIX SAN Resources are accessible directly on the SAN website not within MIX. Please click here to visit the Mix Help/FAQ's.

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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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