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News & Updates (December)

WCET & SAN Member Policy Series -  

Open Forum -  2nd Tuesday of each month. December 14, 2021  Time: 10AM Alaska, 11AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern; Link: https://wiche.zoom.us/j/9421225612December Topic: Looking Ahead to 2022: A special open Q&A and discussion of your goals and challenges going into 2022  December Experts:  YOU!  Members will have a chance to discuss with each other their most pressing issues or questions.

SAN Basics Workshop (virtual) March 2-4, 2022; 3 Day Virtual Workshop;  For those new or relatively new to the nuances of out-of-state activity compliance for postsecondary institutions. The workshop is for 4 hours each of the 3 days. This is an active workshop!  Please review the workshop description prior to registering.  Registration information can be found here! SAN Member code for member rate:  ITDEPENDS.

International Compliance Best Practices Webinar: February 22, 2022: Time: 10AM Alaska, 11AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern;  REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

Webinar Recording for your review! The Federal Rulemaking Process:  How to Follow and Inform Colleagues about the Upcoming Negotiated Rulemaking Meetings and Outcomes    (Affordability & Student Loans Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Meetings began October 4, 2021, ALSO: Intent to establish negotiated rulemaking committees for 90/10 Rule published October 4, 2021 - Follow rulemaking here:  Negotiated Rulemaking for Higher Education 2021-22)

General Disclosure  That is the Title of our monthly SAN Podcast Offerings!  Go to this link to gain access to all of our SAN podcasts!  August 2021 podcast brought to you by the SAN Professional Licensure Special Interest Team!

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. 

Website login information is provided to SAN members by the SAN Coordinators for your SAN Membership.

Communication Platform for SAN member updates and SAN discussions - use wcetMIX.

COVID-19 Guidance Weblinks -  Institutional Accreditors, National Associations for State Licensure Boards, Programmatic Accreditors, State Plans/Resources, and U.S. Department of Education Guidance(including 12/11/20 new guidance). Plus:  Policy Playbook prepared by WCET and SAN.

NC-SARA Website SARA Manual; Professional Licensure Directory (contact information in each state for state boards of Counseling, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Teacher Education)

Professional Licensure Resources  - Listed on the Professional Licensure Topic Area Page.

The State Authorization Guide (replaced the SHEEO Surveys)

WCET Frontiers  - articles on many higher education issues related to educational technology

WCET Page: Jobs posted by members   Also, Sample Job Descriptions HERE.

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.

Latest Resources


December 2021 eNewsletter

Federal Regulations
Getting Started
Other Higher Education Issues
Reciprocity (SARA)