The enrollment data posted on the NC-SARA website on September 26, 2016 was reported to NC-SARA in May, 2016 in the first of what will be an annual reporting cycle. As expected, this first attempt was challenging for all of us – institutions and NC-SARA alike.
NC-SARA has issued provisions affecting SARA institutions’ submission of their enrollment data for this spring. Institutions will report during the period May 9-20, using a secure link that will be sent to each SARA institution. There is no substantive change to the earlier draft release of the two documents relating to enrollment data submission (NC-SARA Data Reporting Guide and NC-SARA Data Sharing Agreement). To facilitate submission, however, rather than having institutions separately submit a signed data sharing agreement, institutional approval of the agreement has been incorporated by reference into the institution’s submission of its data.
A special committee on SARA policy regarding methods of including multi-institutional consortia in SARA has begun work. It will recommend policies to SARA Regional Steering Committees and the NC-SARA Board in fall, 2016. The Committee will be chaired by
SARA recently received attention from the NY Times, which reported on consumer groups’ appeal to NY’s Commissioner of Education, urging that NY not join SARA. In response, Paul Lingenfelter, chair of NC-SARA’s Board, wrote letters to the editor of the NY Times (see below ) and the Commissioner.
After extensive consultation with regional compact staff and others, under authority delegated by the NC-SARA Board the executive director has approved several modifications to the NC-SARA Policies and Standards. They are as follows: 1) clarification of the definition of “supervised field experience” (Section 1, item 26); 2) clarification of SARA states’ application of ”requirements, standards, fees, procedures,” and SARA states’ ability to apply general purpose laws relating to consumer protection, fraudulent activities and related matters (Section 2.5.g-h); 3)policies and procedures for SARA institutions that change their home state (Section 3.4); 4) clarified language on the limitations of SARA (Section 3.7) and 5) the use of the word “approved” in regard to SARA institutions (Section 3.14).
The Spring 2016 SARA reporting period will be May 9-20, 2016.
Drafts of the two documents that will be used by SARA institutions for their Spring 2016 data reporting have been posted on the NC-SARA website.
A DRAFT of the Data Sharing Agreement is available at: http://nc-sara.org/files/docs/NC-SARA_DSA_012516-DRAFT.pdf
A DRAFT of the Data Reporting Guide is available at: http://nc-sara.org/files/docs/NC-SARA%20_DataReportingGuide_012516_DRAFT.pdf
Both documents will be used in the reporting process.
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On March 12, 2015, Senator Kirk Watson introduced SB 1470, which would authorize Texas to participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).
On February 27, 2015, Senator Marty Block introduced SB 634, which would authorize California to participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).
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