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News & Updates (January)

Open Forum  - 2nd Tuesday of each month.  February 11 , 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.  February Topic: New Professional Licensure Disclosures Implementation Resources  February Expert: Shari Miller, Consultant, Institutional Compliance MATTERS

WCET Policy Summit - The 2020 View of Federal Regulations and the Potential Impact on Higher Education Practice; April 15-16, 2020; Largo, MD  Register Here! 

NASASPS Collaborative Conference 2020 - April 26-29, 2020;  New Orleans, LA; Registration is open. Review materials here for registration.

SAN Basics Workshop - June 3-4, 2020; Boulder, CO  Registration is open!  *for those new or relatively new to state authorization.

November 1, 2019 - Federal Register Announcement of USED releases 2019 FINAL Federal Regulations for State Authorization and Accreditation called:  Student Assistance General Provisions, The Secretary's Recognition of Accrediting Agencies, The Secretary's Recognition Procedures for State Agencies.  Effective Date is July 1, 2020.  However, 600.2; 600.9(c); 668.43; and 668.50 are subject to immediate early implementation at the discretion of the institution.  History and timeline of the development of the regulations can be found here.

Considerations for Early Implementation of State Authorization Federal Regulations; WCET Frontiers; December 11, 2019.

SANsational Award Winners Announced!  Congratulations to University of Louisville; Western Governors University, James Madison University and University of Virginia  Please view the award winners' presentations here!


NEW!  SAN Podcasts:   



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

NC-SARA Website

SARA Manual

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

Licensed Professions per State with Board links Updated October 1, 2019 (requires SAN Member login)

Common Professional Board National Links:  Updated April 2019 (requires SAN Member login)

Student Complaint Information by State and Agency - Updated December 2019

The Guide (replaces the SHEEO Surveys)

WCET Frontiers 

WCET Page: Jobs posted by members

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