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News & Updates (September)

NEW RESOURCE!  POLICY PLAYBOOK - Pursuing Regulatory Compliance for Digital Instruction in Response to COVID-19.  Issues include:  Accreditation, Financial Aid Eligibility, State Auth & Licensure, Student Civil Rights.  Written by:  Van Davis, Cheryl Dowd, Russ Poulin, & Dan Silverman  Downloadable Version available from this webpage!  Note also the Special Topics Publications found in the Appendix on page 68 to find four articles that provide more comprehensive information about Accreditation, Accessibility, Financial Aid, and State Authorization.

Recording of Webcast:  Professional Licensure Notifications Now Required!  Hosted by WCET and WCET/SAN; from August 20, 2020.  Recording located Here!  Webpage includes  topic based summary of the webcast based upon participant questions.

SANsational Awards - For those who ask the question, who is doing good work? Please view the SANsational award winning institutions on the SANsational Awards Webpage!.  You will find each year's press release and access to the presentations regarding the award winning work!  Congratulation to the 2020 SANsational Award winners:  The Ohio State University, University of Kentucky, University of Michigan, and University of Missouri - Kansas City!  Watch the Open Forum SANsational Award Fall Series!

The Last Package of Regulations from 2019 Negotiated Rulemaking Now Final!  Distance Education and Innovation Regulations - Final Rule – (unofficial copy)  August 24, 2020 | Fact Sheet; Surprise! Newly Released Final Regulations; Van Davis, WCET Frontiers

SAN Virtual Seminar 2020: Update on HEA & Federal Rulemaking: The Impact on Institutional Compliance.   Available here!  

Open Forum  - 2nd Tuesday of each month.  October 13, 2020  Time: 10AM Alaska, 11AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern; Link: https://wiche.zoom.us/j/9421225612Opportunity for ALL members to participate in a 30 minute “link in” and ask questions about the designated topic to the monthly expert.  October Topic: SANsational Award for Compliance Innovation: The State Authorization One Stop Shop; October ExpertBrandie Elliott, University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC)

General Disclosure  That is the Title of our monthly SAN Podcast Offerings!  Go to the link to gain access to all of our SAN podcasts!  Our podcast mission:  General Disclosure focuses on the individual humans behind state authorization regulation. Regular features of the podcast include a conversation with a state authorization professional, a snapshot of a specific regulation, and brief commentary on musical theater.



Board of Nursing Professional Licensure Requirements - by state - prepared by National Council State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

COVID-19 Guidance Weblinks - lists of guidance from: Institutional Accreditors, National Associations for State Licensure Boards, Programmatic Accreditors, State Plans/Resources, and U.S. Department of Education Guidance.

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

Common Professional Board National Links:  Updated April 2020 (requires SAN Member login)

Licensed Professions per State with Board links Updated April 2020 (requires SAN Member login)

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

Professional Licensure Disclosures: Implementation Handbook for Institutional Compliance with the 2019 Federal Regulations. Includes Flowchart!  by author Shari Miller 

The Guide (replaces the SHEEO Surveys)

U.S. Department of Education Guidance Portal New Regulations Webcast recordings (scroll to the very bottom of the page)

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

WCET Page: Jobs posted by members

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