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News & Updates (October)

WCET 33rd Annual Meeting | A One-Day Virtual Event – November 2, 2021; The WCET Annual Meeting is known for bringing together diverse perspectives and pragmatic solutions to online learning in higher education.   In addition to the meeting on November 2, registration covers all pre- and post-conference sessions, such as the policy preconference session on November 1, featuring the SAN team as panelists.

Open Forum -  2nd Tuesday of each month. November 9, 2021  Time: 10AM Alaska, 11AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern; Link: https://wiche.zoom.us/j/9421225612November Topic: Accessibility in digital learning  November Facilitator:  TBA

NC-SARA  Annual Data Report Release Webinar - Date: Friday, October 29, 2021; Time: 10AM Alaska, 11AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern. Register Here!

NC-SARA  Board Meeting:  Fall 2021 - Policy Discussion - Register Here! For your review issues in advance of this opportunity to virtually observe:  Fall 2021 Board Book Date: Friday, October 29, 2021; Time: 9:15-9:30AM Alaska, 10:15-10:30AM Pacific, 11:15-11:30 AM Mountain, 12:15-12:30 PM Central, 1:15-1:30PM Eastern. 

Webinar Recording for your review! SAN and UPCEA webinar! The Federal Rulemaking Process:  How to Follow and Inform Colleagues about the Upcoming Negotiated Rulemaking Meetings and Outcomes  Wednesday, September 29, 2021; Time: 10AM Alaska, 11AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern.  (Newest Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Meetings begins October 4, 2021 - 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. 

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

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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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