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Back to Basics Workshop 2020

New Date! September 10-11, 2020 | Boulder, CO

Registration reopened for new September date!

*COVID-19 Notice: 

It is with regret that we must postpone the June Basics Workshop. The March 15, 2020 CDC recommendation is to cancel events with 50 or more people for at least the next 8 weeks. We are therefore postponing the workshop. We feel this is the best option so that we can place our focus on the urgent issues at the institutions to serve students under these extreme conditions.

On a positive note, we plan to hold the workshop in Boulder, CO, on September 10-11, 2020. We are hopeful that we will all be returning to activities by that time. Of course, we will still keep a close eye on the status of the COVID-19/Coronavirus in the event that we receive revised CDC guidelines and possible extended travel bans. 

Current registrants will receive an email with directions to transfer their registration to September or cancel with no fee if unable to attend.

Event Description:

Do you manage state authorization compliance at your institution? ….OR are you in another institution office such as financial aid, registrar, faculty, institutional research, or legal counsel and required to follow new processes to adapt to state and federal regulatory requirements due to the out of state activities of the institution? Do you need help navigating the basic foundation of state authorization compliance of state regulations, federal updates, reciprocity requirements, and the seemingly endless paperwork involved? If so, the WCET/SAN State Authorization Basics Compliance Workshop may be the answer!

WCET/SAN is pleased to bring together experts in the field of state authorization to educate you on the basics of out-of-state activity regulatory compliance. This two-day workshop will provide detailed, up-to-date information designed to help your institution manage the basic complexities of state authorization. Both at the workshop and for the few months following, you will be part of a team that is advised by one of our experienced mentors.  Note:  if you have an understanding of the basics of state authorization you may wish to wait for the SAN Advanced Topics Workshop coming in Fall 2020.

 Alongside leading experts with hands-on knowledge, you will gain the expertise to:

  • Create a game plan to obtain and maintain state authorization for your unique institution;
  • Interpret federal regulations, current federal activity, state statutes, state regulations, administrative code, and reciprocity requirements regarding an institution's out of state activities;
  • Develop effective strategies to communicate key information to states and to key stakeholders at your institution;
  • Obtain, manage, and organize the data essential to the achievement of state authorization for your institution.

In addition, each participant will be grouped with a mentor. The mentor will hold group discussions at the workshop to answer more in-depth and institution specific questions. After the workshop concludes, the mentor will host two conference calls with the group over a period of three months to continue the learning experience.

Tentative Workshop Schedule: (plan for the following)
September 10 – 8:30am – 5pm
September 11 – 8:30am – 2pm

September 10 – Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner will be offered
September 11 – Breakfast and Lunch will be offered

Who Should Attend:

Professionals who manage or coordinate information for the purposes of state authorization, should attend this workshop. This workshop focuses on developing those participants who are beginners or relatively new to the role of being an authorization compliance officer or for those professionals who help implement student processes or data collection to coordinate with the compliance officer.

WCET's State Authorization Network (SAN) is based on the philosophy: "Expecting each institution to navigate authorization regulations in every state is highly inefficient. Working cooperatively, institutions can share the burden." See the SAN website for a list of WCET SAN participants.

Please note that any staff member at an institution that is a WCET SAN participant is eligible for the SAN Member rate for the workshop.

Pricing Information:

WCET SAN Member rate is $500 until July 31, 2020, and $700 thereafter. Non-WCET SAN Member rate is $1,000 until July 31, 2020 and $1,400 thereafter.  For SAN member rate enter the code:  ITDEPENDS

Workshop Location Information:

The State Authorization Basics Compliance Workshop will be held in the Learning Center (1st floor) at WCET/SAN Offices (3035 Center Green Dr.) located in Boulder, Colorado.

Price includes: group mentoring, templates for organization, presentations, and many meals.

Hotel Information:

Residence Inn Boulder – (3030 Center Green Drive; Boulder, CO) which is walking distance from WCET (directly across the street).
Room Rate:  $199/night.  The group room rate will be available until August 15, 2020. Subject to availability. Please book your room for the workshop by calling (800)331-3131 or (303) 449-5545 and mentioning the Group Name: WCET- WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies group room block at the Residence Inn Boulder or use the reservation link below

Book your group rate for WCET SAN Basic Workshop

If you are having trouble booking your room at the hotel - please contact Cheryl Dowd at 303-541-0210 to discuss.

Contact Us:

For content related questions about the workshop, contact Cheryl Dowd or Dan Silverman.

View more information about the State Authorization Network.

Start Date: 09.10.2020
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