How to Track Out-Of-State Activities and Stay in State Authorization Compliance
The data you need to get state authorization for activities outside your home state
For years, the US Department of Education, states, the courts, and institutions of higher education have gone back and forth concerning how colleges that offer online and face-to-face programs to students outside their home states should be regulated. On one hand, compliance with proposed rules appears to be onerous, complicated, time-consuming, and expensive. On the other hand, the consequences of non-compliance can be serious.
Right now, one thing is clear: Before the newest federal rules are implemented (likely in 2017), youíre going to need accurate and complete data not only on where your out-of-state students are, but on a number of your schoolís other out-of-state activities.
A new online seminar from Magna Publications can make it easier for you to collect the data you need. How to Track Out-Of-State Activities and Stay in State Authorization Compliance with Russ Poulin and Cheryl Dowd, both from WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) provides up-to-date, authoritative guidance on creating a strategy to get continuous access to information about your institutionís out-of-state activities.
Youíll learn how you can use this data and whether or not itís necessary for meeting the compliance requirements of other states. You will also learn how to share your data with various departments or report it to the National Council - State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (if yours is a SARA institution). Furthermore, when the new Department of Education regulations are finalized, youíll have the information you need to be in compliance with those, too.
After participating in this online seminar, you will be able to:
- Create an effective system for tracking and collecting data about your institutionís out-of-state activities
- Navigate the rules of SARA, and why its members must still address student location and other compliance concerns
- Determine the requirements of the various states in which you offer programs
- Recognize who needs to see the information you collect, and why itís important to share it with them
- Understand the consequences of non-compliance
Whether youíre a compliance coordinator, director, program review specialist, registrar, or financial aid administratoróanyone whose institution offers online or face-to-face programs to students in other statesóthis online seminar is a must-attend event.
Order today and gain authoritative guidance on creating a strategy to get continuous access to information about your institutionís out-of-state activities. Youíll learn how you can use this data and whether or not itís necessary for meeting the compliance requirements of other states.
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