SANsational Awards

2018 SANsational Awards Call for Nominations

The State Authorization Network (SAN) Awards

The call for nominations for the WCET SANsational Award is now open!  Please download the full Call for Nominations Document!

Deadline for submissions:  June 30, 2018.

The WCET SANsational Award recognizes outstanding efforts by SAN member institutions and organizations in developing a high-quality, comprehensive solution to a challenging state authorization issue.  This award is meant to showcase good practice in state authorization work while encouraging others to strive for continued progress.


Works Nominated for the WCET SANsational Award should:

  • Present solutions that meet the requirements and needs of regulators, SARA, the institution, or (most especially) students.
  • Demonstrate a clear, comprehensive, and practical solution to meeting compliance requirements.
  • Exhibit capability to be adapted or replicated as a model for others.



WCET SAN members (institutions, organizations, or corporations) in good standing are eligible to be nominated for a WCET SANsational Award. Members may nominate themselves for the award.  Look to your own campus and to those of your network for successful works that meet the WCET SAN criteria.  Encourage your colleagues to submit a nomination. 

Awardee Selection

The WCET SANsational Award Committee, comprised of Jeannie Yockey-Fine of Cooley LLP, Sharyl Thompson of HER Consulting, Heather Jaramillo of University of New Mexico (a 2016 WCET SANsational award winner), and Lisa Siefker of The Ohio State University (a 2017 WCET SANsational award winner) will review all nominations and select the recipients.  The WCET SANsational Award Committee may grant a maximum of three awards per topic and reserves the right to grant fewer than three awards per topic.

The Awards for 2018

WCET SANsational Award will be awarded separately in each of the following categories:

  • Licensure Programs: Notifications and disclosures for professional licensure program status in each state.
  • Location: How do you identify where your students are located?
  • Compliance Innovations: Institution policy, tools, compliance teams, or other inventive or novel compliance management practices.
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