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News & Updates (November)

Professional Licensure in a Nutshell - One pager, Top 10 FAQ's, Resource List  Visual learners may appreciate this quick snapshot to understand the nuances of professional licensure notification requirements.

Examples of Professional Licensure Disclosures - developed by the Special Interest Team for Professional Licensure. Available for download for SAN members ONLY - located in Libraries in the SAN Network Community on wcetMIX. (https://wcetmix.wiche.edu)  Find SAN Network Communities under Communities - My Communities on the home page dashboard or Browse - Library Entries on the home page dashboard.

SAN Coordinator Annual Meeting - Goes Virtual! The annual in person SAN Coordinator Meeting will be held in a special 90 minute virtual session on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 1:30pm ET, 12:30pm CT, 11:30am MT, 10:30am PT, 9:30am Alaska.  Coordinators should check their email for registration information.  If you have any questions contact Cheryl Dowd, cdowd@wiche.edu.  There will not be a regular 4th Tuesday of the month SAN Coordinator Call in November and December due to those days falling during holiday weeks.  

Webcast - Register Today for “Digital Learning Regulatory Outlook: The Impact of the Pandemic and Elections” on December 3 at 11:00 AM PST / Noon MST / 1:00 PM CST / 2:00 PM EST. WCET policy experts review what the recent election may mean for changes for higher education, financial aid, funding, and regulations. How do regulations change when a course is transformed from a face-to-face to digital format? Speakers will provide an overview of the recent publication, Pursuing Regulatory Compliance for Digital Instruction in Response to Covid-19: Policy Playbook, which helps faculty navigate this transition.

SANsational Awards - For those who ask the question, who is doing good work? Please view the SANsational award winning institutions on the SANsational Awards Webpage!.  You will find each year's press release and access to the presentations regarding the award winning work!  Congratulation to the 2020 SANsational Award winners:  The Ohio State University, University of Kentucky, University of Michigan, and University of Missouri - Kansas City!  Watch the Open Forum SANsational Award Fall Series!

Open Forum  - 2nd Tuesday of each month. Dec 8, 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.  December Topics: SANsational Award for Licensure Programs: Licensure Disclosure Project & Compliance Innovation: Field Placement Coordination; December Experts: Miranda Hines and team, University of Kentucky.

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.



COVID-19 Guidance Weblinks - lists of guidance from: Institutional Accreditors, National Associations for State Licensure Boards, Programmatic Accreditors, State Plans/Resources, and U.S. Department of Education Guidance.

Licensed Professions per State with Board links Updated October 2020 (requires SAN Member login)

National Associations for State Licensure Boards Weblinks:  Updated October 2020 (requires SAN Member login)

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

Pursuing Regulatory Compliance for Digital Instruction in Response to Covid-19: Policy Playbook, how regulations change when a course is transformed from a face-to-face to digital format.

The State Authorization Guide (replaced the SHEEO Surveys)

U.S. Department of Education Guidance Portal &  Regulations from the 2019 Negotiated Rulemaking

WCET Frontiers  - articles on many higher education issues related to educational technology

WCET Page: Jobs posted by members

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