SARA staff have developed new FAQs based on questions received. These FAQs focus on SARA and the states and SARA and the physical presence standard. If you have a question, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montana has been approved by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) to become a member of the WICHE State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (W-SARA). At the same time, Nebraska has been approved by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) to join the Midwestern State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (M-SARA).
Marshall Hill, executive director of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, was recently interviewed by Radio Higher Ed co-hosts, Kathryn Dodge, Alison Griffin and Elise Scanlon.
The complex and confusing topic of state authorization of higher education institutions has grown even more murky over the past few weeks. Let’s clarify the current state of the issue.
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) appointed former Vice President of Government Affairs for Apollo Education Group Dr. John Lopez to direct the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) for the compact.
Staff members of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) have written an open letter (click to view) to the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) in response to a report, “Ensuring Educational Integrity: 10 steps to improve state oversight of for-profit schools” that NCLC published June 18, 2014.
For the first time, WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) partnered with the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) and the Sloan Consortium in providing recommendations on federal distance education policy.
Board members of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) assembled for their second meeting May 14 in Chicago to decide on a number of key action items essential to the initiative’s continued development.
NC-SARA is a young and still-developing initiative. There are two issues that have been previously discussed but not yet established in policy: a) the collection of data from institutions that participate in SARA, and b) the reporting of complaints lodged against SARA institutions for activities carried out under SARA provisions.