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Monthly Updates (August)
August 5, 2019 - Department of Education provides an updated Q & A for the July 22, 2019 guidance.
August 2, 2019 - Department of Education considers the California Compliant process acceptable dating back to May 26, 2019, but expects modifications to address "compliance challenges".
July 29, 2019 - Federal Register Announcement from the Department of Ed that the 2016 State Authorization Federal Regulations went into effect on May 26, 2019 citing that the July 2018 delay rule for the regulations was vacated due to the April 26, 2019 U.S. District Court ruling.
July 22, 2019 - USED provided guidance regarding now effective 34 CFR 600.9(c)(2). "under the 2016 regulation now in effect, students residing in California receiving distance education or correspondence courses from out-of-state public or non-profit institutions are ineligible for title IV programs until such time as the State of California provides those institutions with an appropriate complaint process or enters into a reciprocity agreement".
June 24, 2019 - USED files Notice of Appeal for U.S.District Court ruling of vacatur of the delay of the 2016 Federal Regulations. The Department must file its brief by August 23, 2019.
No August Open Forum! Be back in September!! - 2nd Tuesday of each month. Time: 10AM Alaska, 11AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern; Link: https://wiche.zoom.us/j/9421225612; Opportunity for ALL members to participate in a 30 minute “link in” and ask questions about the designated topic to the monthly expert.
SAN Advanced Topics Workshop - Oct 1 - 2, 2019; St. Louis, MO; Update on HEA & Federal Rulemaking: The Impact on Institutional Compliance; Waitlist information here! SOLD OUT!
NEW! SAN Podcasts:
- June Podcast available here! June Subject: What is the purpose and why should one care about higher education regulations? Special guest: Russ Poulin, Executive Director, WCET and Vice President for Technology Enhanced Education, WICHE.
- July Podcast available here! July Subject: WCET and SAN the interactions, the benefits of WCET, and the WCET Annual Meeting highlights for Nov, 2019. Special guest: Megan Raymond, Director, Programs and Sponsorship, WCET.
Federal Regulation Compliance Guidance to implement now effective 2016 Federal Regulations: Greg Ferenbach & Jeannie Yockey-Fine
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!)
State Agency Quick Chart including Nursing and Teacher Education Boards - June 2019 update (requires SAN Member login)
Student Complaint Information by State and Agency - June 2019 update
State Authorization 101
Introductory material to understand the foundation of state authorization compliance.
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