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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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2018 Awardees

Congratulations to the 2018 SANsational 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 

2018 SANsational Award Winners

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2018 Award Winners L to R: Texas Woman's Univ., Mount St. Mary Univ., Univ. of Phoenix, ISSA, missing Univ. of Louisville

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.
  • 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 2018 Awards Committee:

  • Sharyl Thompson, CEO, Higher Education Regulatory (HER) Consulting (Committee Chair).
  • Heather S. Jaramillo, Compliance Specialist, University of New Mexico Extended Learning.
  • Lisa Siefker, Senior Program Coordinator, The Ohio State University
  • Jeannie Yockey Fine, State Regulatory Services Advisor, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Previous Award Winners

 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 2018 SANsational Nominations

What criteria is required?

Deadline for submissions: closed for 2018!

The application process is closed for 2018, please look back in Spring 2019 for the 2019 Call for Nominations!

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!

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