• SARA Forum in Denver on December 10

    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.

    The one-day, no-cost forum will educate stakeholders about the roles and responsibilities of state agencies and institutions under the W-SARA agreement and provide information to help states decide if they’re ready to join SARA. The agenda will include a look at the steps states need to take to join SARA; SARA’s potential impact on institutions; applications for institutions and states; fee structures; the W-SARA state approval process and timeline; and what’s required of states in terms of oversight of providers and complaint processes. 

    The forum, which will run from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., will be held at the Denver Embassy Suites, Downtown Convention Center (1420 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80202). A block of rooms has been reserved at the special rate of $139 plus tax for December 9 and 10. Call 303.592.1000 to make your reservation by November 22 at the latest and request the WICHE rate. In addition, please register for the meeting no later than November 22.

    If you have questions about meeting details or hotel accommodations, contact Michelle Perez-Robles, W-SARA office manager, at 303-541-0283 or mperez-robles@wiche.edu.

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