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Monthly Updates (May)

May 15, 2019 - New NC-SARA President and CEO named:  Dr. Lori Williams.  View NC-SARA announcement here!  Welcome, Dr. Williams!

March 25, 2019 - Release of the NC -SARA 2019 Data Reporting Handbook.  Available Here!

April 2, 2019 - New SHEEO website does not include state surveys.  Until The Guide goes live, you may find the links to state agency websites here.

April 3, 2019 - U.S. Department of Education Press Release: announces consensus for negotiated rulemaking.

April 26, 2019 -  The U.S. District Court Judge orders vacatur of the delay of the December 2016 Federal Regulations for State Authorization that the Department had announced a delay of the July 2018 effective date until July 1, 2020.

June 10, 2019 (Monday) - NC-SARA Hosted Webcast - SARA Notification Requirements – Still Required! Time:  2 pm Eastern; 1 pm Central; Noon Mountain; 11 am Pacific; 10 am Alaska; 8 am Hawaii. Speakers:  Marshall Hill, President, NC-SARA; Mary Larson, Associate Director for Student and Institutional Support, NC-SARA; Marianne Boeke, Associate Director for Policy Research and State Support. Registration:  SARA Notification Requirements Registration Link 

SAN Advanced Topics Workshop - Oct 1 - 2, 2019; St. Louis, MO; Update on HEA & Federal Rulemaking: The Impact on Institutional Compliance; Registration is Open!


Colorado Department of Labor and Employment ( Workers Compensation State Regulations:  C.R.S. 8-40-302(7) )

Hogan Lovells Publications

NC-SARA Website

SHEEO State Surveys - (No longer operating, please find links to state agencies below)

List of Links to State Higher Education Approval Agencies (use this until The Guide is live!)

The Guide (coming soon to replace the SHEEO Surveys!)

WCET Frontiers 

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