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News & Updates (May)

SAN & WCET Present: Cybersecurity Part two of the Webinar Series:   June 8, 2022. Presenter:  Dave Sonheim, Chief of Cybersecurity, Region VII, CISA, Department of Homeland Security.   More Information Here!

  • Part 2:  Postsecondary cyber risks associated with 3rd Parties due to a Ransomware incident - Addressing cyber risks associated with 3rd party vendors due to a ransomware incident.  Date:  June 8, 2022; Time: 9AM Alaska, 10AM Pacific, 11AM Mountain, 12 PM Central, 1 PM Eastern; Register Here for Webinar #2!
  • Archived Part 1:  CISA Overview Briefing on the Cybersecurity Threat to Postsecondary Institutions - policy briefing addressing cyber security threats and promotion of cyber resilience and preparedness for postsecondary institutions. Look soon for archived materials from May 11, 2022 webinar. Archived recording, transcript, and slide deck for Webinar #1.

New on WCET Frontiers by Kathryn Kerensky:  Beyond Compliance: The Role of a Compliance Professional in Equity & Accessibility.  In coordination with Every Learner Everywhere, Kathryn shares "how compliance staff can incorporate equitable policymaking into their work and create more comprehensive solutions to the issues that underlie regulatory and policy changes while still planning for and achieving technical compliance." May 12, 2022

Open Forum -  2nd Tuesday of each month. June 14, 2022  Time: 10AM Alaska, 11AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern; Link: https://wiche.zoom.us/j/9421225612; June Topic: About and upcoming election to the State Authorization Network Advisory Group June Experts:  SAN Staff, Former & Current Advisory Group members.  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 10am-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!

U.S. Department of Education Rulemaking 2021-2022 –  Review this SAN webpage for updates, resources, and federal rulemaking process explanation.

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!

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. 

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.  

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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.
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  • Research reports and state-by-state analyses.
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