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SARA Launches Website & Releases FAQs
Boulder, Colorado — The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) has launched its website and released guidelines, FAQs, and other information for states and institutions that want to streamline the approval process for interstate operations of distance education. SARA, funded by a $2.3 million grant from Lumina Foundation, is a national initiative that will make distance education courses more accessible to students across state lines, as well as making it easier for states to regulate and institutions to participate in interstate distance education. The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), which manages the grant and is home to the NC-SARA offices, along with its regional partners – the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC), the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) – will create interstate reciprocity in the regulation of postsecondary distance education. ... Read the Media Release
WICHE Newscap: Special Edition
November 14, 2013
SARA Forum in Denver on December 10. WICHE is hosting an informational forum, open to state policymakers, legislators and institutional decision makers from all WICHE members, for W-SARA, the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement for the West. Funded by Lumina Foundation, SARA will make distance education courses more accessible to students across state lines, as well as making it easier for states to regulate and institutions to participate in interstate distance education. For institutions, SARA will negate the need for (and cost of) meeting the patchwork of regulatory demands from 50 states and U.S. territories.
WICHE Projects High School Grads by Sex and Metro Area
Boulder, Colorado — The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has released a supplement to the Knocking at the College Door series of projections of high school graduates, focusing on public graduates through 2027-28 by sex and metropolitan area. The new publication, Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates by Sex and for Major Metropolitan Areas, summarizes WICHE’s projections of graduates, disaggreagated by sex and race/ethnicity and by race/ethnicity alone, for the 25 most populous metro areas of the United States (Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Riverside, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, and Washington, D.C.). Supplements to Knocking at the College Door, 8th Edition | Read the Media Release
WICHE 2013 Annual Report
WICHE Workplan 2014
WICHE and its 16 member states and territories work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for their citizens. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy, WICHE strengthens higher education’s contributions to our social, economic, and civic life.
Interstate Reciprocity Plan Expected to Transform U.S. Distance Education
Last month, the Commission on the Regulation of Postsecondary Distance Education, a nationally prominent group of accreditors, regulators and other higher education and state leaders, unveiled a comprehensive plan detailing how states could simplify and transform the regulation of U.S. distance education.
WCET's State Authorization Survey Results Colleges are either moving slowly toward compliance or opting out of serving students in some states
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