NC-SARA 2019 Data Reporting and Upcoming Webcast

NC-SARA 2019 Data Reporting


The timeframe to report distance education enrollments and out-of-state learning placements is May 14-June 4, 2019. Each institution’s SARA contacts will be sent a URL link to a web form on or around May 14. This web form will have two tabs – one for reporting distance education enrollments and another to report out-of-state learning placements. 


New Versions of the SARA Manual, SARA Administrative Forms and Institutional Applications for Participation in SARA

SARA Manual, Version 19.1


NC-SARA has released Version 19.1 of the SARA Manual; it is available HERE.


Version 19.1 replaces all previous versions of the Manual and contains SARA policies as of March 21, 2019. Version 19.1 makes the following changes from the prior version of the Manual (Version 18.2):

Data Advisory Committee Update: Data Submission Requirements for Institutions Participating in SARA

Friday, December 21, 2018


On December 3-4, 2018 NC-SARA convened the Data Advisory Committee Meeting. This group of individuals reviewed the 2018 enrollment reporting, the voluntary out-of-state learning placement reporting, considered data reporting and collecting improvements, and helped refine protocols and definitions for the 2019 data guides.


Presidential Search Opens

Search Opens for Next NC-SARA President


The NC-SARA Board has made available information about its search for the next President and CEO of NC-SARA. After five and a half years with NC-SARA, Marshall Hill has announced his retirement from that position, effective July, 2019.


Notifying Students About Professional Licensure Issues

November 30, 2018

U. S. Department of Education (ED) regulations affecting state authorization of distance education, issued in December, 2016, that were to take effect on July 1, 2018, addressed with considerable complexity the obligations of institutions to make certain notifications to students enrolling in programs intended to lead to professional licensure. While those rules have now been delayed until 2020 (ED has scheduled additional negotiated rulemaking), the underlying issue of appropriately informing students whether their successful completion of the program in which they are enrolling will enable or qualify them to take professional licensing exams necessary to practice their chosen professional discipline in the location they intend remains.  

NC-SARA 2018 Enrollment and Placement Reports Now Available

We are pleased to release two documents relating to SARA: the NC-SARA 2018 Enrollment Report (available HERE) and the NC-SARA Out-of-State Learning Placements Report (available HERE). SARA institutions each spring report their enrollment data to NC-SARA; this analysis covers the third annual reporting period. 

NC-SARA Board Opening

The Board of NC-SARA will have a vacancy due to the resignation of M. Peter McPherson, President of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, who has served on the Board since 2013 and was its founding Vice-Chair. We solicit nominations or applications to fill this vacancy.  



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