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The leader for guidance and support for navigating state and federal regulatory compliance for out-of-state activities of postsecondary institutions.

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News & Updates (December)

New Final Regulations Released: New Federal Aid Rules Drop Proposed Change to “Distance Education” & Expand Pell Grants to Incarcerated StudentsWCET Frontiers, 11/2/22

On Demand Recorded Presentations: SANsational Award Project Presentations by the Award Winners - UC, UTT, and Campbell University staff share their processes in the development of their award winning projects.  Opportunity for Q & A will be during  Open Forum in January 2023.

Recently Released! Complying with Professional Licensure Requirements - A Beginner's Checklist - Resource prepared by the SAN Special Interest Team for Professional Licensure.

Archived Member Webcast:  The Higher Education Policy Landscape; (New & Possible Proposed Federal Regulations) from November 8, 2022.  Learn about the status of regulations from Federal Rulemaking, Definitions of Distance Education, Regular & Substantive Interaction, Election Review. (Requires SAN Member Login)

Open Forum -  2nd Tuesday of each month. December 13, 2022  Time: 10AM Alaska, 11AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern; Link: https://wiche.zoom.us/j/9421225612; December Topic: Professional Licensure Board Approvals for Teacher Education Programs; December Expert: Davida Gatlin, Relay Graduate School of Education.  Open Forum is an opportunity for a 30 min Q & A with the expert(s) and is not recorded.

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

Access to Key Areas of the SAN website:

  • 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. Then move to Getting Started.
  • Topic Areas: Nine key subject areas can be accessed through the 9 tiles as you scroll down on this page or from the Resources tab drop down at the top of the webpage.
  • Website login information is provided to SAN members by the SAN Coordinators for your SAN Membership.  Login is required for member only resources noted as requiring SAN Member login.

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".

NC-SARA Website 

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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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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