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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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2020 Awardees

Congratulations to the 2020 SANsational Award Winners:

Awarded: Licensure Programs - Notifications and disclosures for professional licensure program status in each state.

  • University of Kentucky
    • Title - Licensure Disclosure Project

Awarded: Compliance Innovations - Institution policy, tools, compliance teams or other inventive or novel compliance management process.

  • The Ohio State University
    • Title - State Auth 101 Online Training Module
  • University of Kentucky
    • Title - Field Placement Coordination
  • University of Michigan
    • Title - Online and Hybrid Development Playbook
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC)
    • Title:  The State Authorization One Stop Shop

Press Release for the 2020 SANsational Awards 

Webpage for Presentation Recordings for Award Winning Projects

2020 SANsational Awards take the road for Award Presentations!

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2020 SANsational Award Winners: The Ohio State University, University of Kentucky, University of Michigan, University of Missouri - Kansas City

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 at the SAN Coordinator Meeting at the WCET Annual Meeting.* sadly,not for 2020 due to pandemic.
  • Pandemic recognition outside and in person at the institution when possible!
  • 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.

Thank you to the 2020 Awards Committee:

  • Sharyl Thompson, CEO, Higher Education Regulatory (HER) Consulting.
  • Sarah Cheverton, James Madison University
  • Cheryl Carroll, University of Virginia
  • Jeannie Yockey-Fine, General Counsel, NC-SARA

Previous Award Winners

2019 Award Winners:

  • University of Louisville
    • Awarded: Licensure Programs - Notifications and disclosures for professional licensure program status in each state.
  • James Madison University and University of Virginia
    • Awarded: Compliance Innovations - Institution policy, tools, compliance teams or other inventive or novel compliance management process.
  • Western Governors University
    • AwardedCompliance Innovations - Institution policy, tools, compliance teams or other inventive or novel compliance management process.

Press Release for the 2019 SANsational Awards

Recording, Slide Deck, and Transcripts of SANsational Award winning initiatives

2018 Award Winners:

  • International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
    • Awarded: Compliance Innovations - Institution policy, tools, compliance teams or other inventive or novel compliance management process.
  • Mount Saint Mary's 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.
  • Texas Woman's University
    • Awarded: Compliance Innovations - Institution policy, tools, compliance teams or other inventive or novel compliance management process.
  • University of Louisville
    • Awarded: Location - How do you identify where your students are located?
  • University of Phoenix
    • Awarded: Licensure Programs - Notifications and disclosures for professional licensure program status in each state.

Press Release for the 2018 SANsational Awards 

2017 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

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: Dan Silverman:  dsilverman@wiche.edu or Cheryl Dowd: cdowd@wiche.edu 

Call for 2020 SANsational Nominations

What criteria is required?

Nominations for 2020 are closed

The nominations are closed.

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 while taking online courses, doing internships/practicums etc., and to meet new Federal regulations (34 CFR 600.9(c)(iii) & 34 CFR 668.43(c))? How does your institution report this information?
  • 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 review the instructions and submit a nomination form.

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.
  • Include a title for your project

Please review this Call for Nominations Instructions and Forms for more details!

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