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News & Updates (June)

SAN is Hiring!  Director, Interstate Compliance & SAN Member OutreachWe will begin reviewing position submissions in earnest beginning June 27. 

SANsational Awards 2022 - Call for Self-Nominations - Now Open through July 15, 2022;  More information about criteria and instructions REVIEW HERE!

SAN & NC-SARA Summer Webinar Series: State Authorization Foundations & Reciprocity

  • Part 1: State & Federal Building Blocks for Out-of-State Activity Compliance - Date: Thursday, July 28, 2022; Time:  2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12pm MT, 11am PT, 10am AK, 8am HI; Presenters:  Cheryl Dowd and Kathryn Kerensky from the State Authorization Network (SAN). REGISTER FOR PART 1

  • Part 2: Introduction to SARA - Date:  Thursday, August 4, 2022: Time:  2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12pm MT, 11am PT, 10am AK, 8am HI; Presenters:  Jeannie Yockey-Fine, Mary Larson, Marianne Boeke, and Melanie Booth from NC-SARA. REGISTER FOR PART 2

Open Forum -  2nd Tuesday of each month. June 12, 2022  Time: 10AM Alaska, 11AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern; Link: https://wiche.zoom.us/j/9421225612; July Topic: New State Institutional Approval Process in Virginia; July Expert:  Sandra Freeman, Director, Private Postsecondary Education, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).  Open Forum is an opportunity for a 30 min Q & A with the expert(s) and is not recorded.

Advanced Topics Workshop (Virtual)Succession Planning for Compliance Continuity -  This workshop will support your current efforts to address efficient collaboration as well as the future efforts at the institution/organization to minimize disruption to compliance management due to staffing changes. 50 Participant Spaces Available. Dates: September 7-9, 2022; Time 12pm-4pm ET each day (please adjust to meet your time zone).  Member Rate: $250 until August 9, 2022 Use the SAN Member Code:  ITDEPENDS  Please read the description and register here!

WCET Annual Meeting - Denver, Colorado; October 19-21, 2022.  More information Here! Higher educational professionals will share advances in digital learning and to explore emerging policy challenges facing institutions and organizations today.  SAN Coordinator in person (no cost) meeting from 10am-4pm on October 18, 2022 plus join us for the SAN Gathering evening reception for SAN members.   Register for these events here!

SAN & WCET Present: Cybersecurity Two Part Webinar Series- Spring 2022:  Presenter:  Dave Sonheim, Chief of Cybersecurity, Region VII, CISA, Department of Homeland Security.   Archived recording, transcript, and slide decks.  Topics: 1.  CISA Overview Briefing on Cybersecurity Threats to Postsecondary Institutions. 2. Postsecondary cyber risks association with 3rd Parties Due to a Ransomware Incident.

U.S. Department of Education Rulemaking 2021-2022 Information Here! Watch this SAN webpage for updates, resources, explanation of the rulemaking process. 

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 email updates and SAN discussions - use wcetMIXFAQ's & tutorials:https://wcetmix.wiche.edu/faq.  Also please review "5 FYI's to make the most of WCET & SAN's community discussion platform".

COVID-19 Guidance Weblinks -  U.S. Department of Education Guidance, including 12/11/20 announcement in Federal Register and Feb 26, 2021 corrected award year references. White House: Notice of Continuation of National Emergency; February 18, 2022. 

General Disclosure  That is the Title of our previous 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!

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.  

SAN is Hiring!  Director, Interstate Compliance & SAN Member OutreachWe will begin reviewing position submissions in earnest beginning June 27. 

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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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