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News & Updates (June)

NASASPS Virtual Seminar - June 9, 2020 - 1:00-4:30PM EDT - Leading Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era   Member fee:  $75  using code:  W9LOQDCP   Register Here!

NC-SARA - Now Hiring:  Director for Training and Communications & Assistant Director for Research and Data Analysis, both beginning work remotely and later located in Boulder, Colorado. Job descriptions can be found at https://nc-sara.org/careers-nc-saraApplications will be accepted until the positions are filled, but consideration will be given to those received by Monday, June 8, 2020. Submit application materials, CV or resume and cover letter, to HR@nc-sara.org.

SAN Basics Workshop The June workshop has been postponed but registration is reopened for the new date: September 10-11, 2020 (still in Boulder, CO). Registrants for the June workshop should look for an email with instructions to transfer the registration to September or cancel with no fee if you cannot attend.  Approximately one third of the seats remain available.

SAN Virtual Seminar 2020: Update on HEA & Federal Rulemaking: The Impact on Institutional Compliance.   Available now for all.  Videos, resource documents and worksheets to assist your institution meet federal compliance requirements.

Open Forum  - 2nd Tuesday of each month.  June 9, 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.  June Topic: Professional Licensure Resources prepared by SAN Special Interest Team; June Experts: SAN Special Interest Team on Professional Licensure.

 NC-SARA Webcast - June 11, 2020  Topic:  Final Federal Regulations & State Authorization:  Ready, Set, Go! 2pm Eastern time; 1pm Central time; noon Mountain time; 11am Pacific time; 10am Alaska.  Register Here!

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. As with all SAN offerings, we want this to reflect the wishes of our members, so it is a work in progress.



COVID-19 Institutional (formerly regional) Accreditor Guidance Weblinks - list of accreditor webpages

COVID-19 Licensure Bd Guidance - National Associations for State Licensure Boards - list of weblinks to guidance

COVID-19 Programmatic Accreditor Guidance Weblinks - list of programmatic accreditors webpages

COVID-19 State Plans/Resources; SHEEO sharing various State Higher Education Agency Responses

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates & Resources; WCET Resources, WCET Event Updates, & External Resources

U.S. Department of Education  UPDATED Guidance for interruptions of study related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) most recent 5/15/20; USED 3/5/20 added FAQ's 3/20/20; updated 4/3/20

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 Manual (this page has several manuals and handbooks); NEW Professional Licensure Directory (contact information in each state for state boards of Counseling, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Teacher Education); Presentations (webcast recordings)

Nursing requirements for prelicensure nursing programs & Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) programs listed by state  - prepared by National Council State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

Professional Licensure Compacts: Myth v. Fact  plus interview with NCSBN about the Nursing Compact & interview with NASDTEC about the Teaching Compact (new white paper)

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

SAN Special Interest Team on Professional Licensure:  WCET Frontiers Articles, Checklists, Research Template

Student Complaint Information by State and Agency - Updated May 2020

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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