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Innovative Solutions to State Authorization Challenges

The SANsational Award recognizes outstanding efforts by SAN member institutions and organizations in developing a high-quality, comprehensive solution to a challenging state authorization issue. 

The SANsational Award recognizes member achievements and publicizes their accomplishments. This award is meant to showcase good practice in state authorization work while encouraging others to strive for continued progress. 

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Call for 2018 SANsational Nominations

What criteria is required?

Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2018 EXTENDED to July 13, 2018!!!

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.

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 at 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.

How do you submit a nomination?

Works nominated for the SANsational Award should:

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

Please review this Call for Nominations Document for more details!

2017 Awardees

Congratulations to the 2017 SANsational Award Winners:

  • University of Missouri – Kansas City
    • Awarded: Institutional Authorization - Notifications and disclosures for institutional state authorizations and compliance status
  • The Ohio State University
    • Awarded: Location - How do you identify where your students are located?
    • Awarded:  Licensure Programs - Notifications and disclosures for professional licensure program status in each state.

2017 SANsational Awards Media Release

Thank you to the 2017 SANsational Awards Committee

  • Sharyl Thompson, CEO, Higher Education Regulatory (HER) Consulting (Committee Chair).
  • Heather S. Jaramillo, Compliance Specialist, University of New Mexico Extended Learning.
  • Brianna L. Bates, Head of Academic Compliance, Office of General Counsel.
  • Jeannie Yockey Fine, State Regulatory Services Advisor, Cooley Law.
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Award Winner - Brandie Elliott, UMKC
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Award Winner - Lisa Siefker, OSU

Awardee Recognition

Awardee Recognition

Recipients of the WCET SANsational Awards will:

  • Be recognized in a WCET press release.
  • Be recognized on the SAN website as an award winner.
  • Be recognized on the WCET SAN web pages as an award winner.
  • Be recognized at the SAN Coordinator Meeting at the WCET Annual Meeting.
  • Be allowed to display the WCET SANsational Award logo on their website and printed materials indicating that they have been awarded the WCET SANsational Award.

Previous Award Winners

2016 Award Winners:

The 2016 SANsational Award winners were categorized into two categories:

  • Location: How do you identify where your students are located?
    • Northern Arizona University
  • Institutional Authorization:  Notifications and disclosures for institutional state authorizations and compliance status

Press Release for the 2016 SANsational Awards.

2015 Award Winners:

  • Licensure Programs: Notifications and Disclosures for Professional Licensure
    • The University of Minnesota
  • Institutional Authorization: Notifications and Disclosures for State Authorization
    • Drexel University
  • Location: How Do You Identify Where Your Students Are?
    • New York University
    • University of Louisville

Press Release for the 2015 SANsational Awards.

Questions:
Contact: Cheryl Dowd: cdowd@wiche.edu or (303) 541-0210

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