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Distance Education Compliance: State Authorization Reciprocity and Other Techniques

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OGC Webinar Series

Date and Time

Feb. 22, 2016. 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Courtesy of the University of Texas System Office of General Counsel Webinar Series.

Does your institution educate or want to educate students who reside in other states, using a curriculum made available online or through its physical presence there? If so, regulators in nearly all 50 states control the delivery of higher education and credentialing and may penalize non-compliant universities. The US Department of Education also regulates in this arena.

To simplify compliance, in 2015, the State of Texas joined 34 other states in a multi-state commitment called the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). This webinar will discuss techniques for making your institution compliant in distance education, including SARA-approval, using available forms and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The presentation will also address SARA’s limits, and alternate compliance techniques.

About the presenters

J. Blake Carpenter
Manager, Student Data Services, University Analytics, UT Arlington

Lars Hagen
Senior Attorney, Office of General Counsel, UT System Administration

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