State Authorization: A Proposed Nationwide Reciprocity Agreement
A call to action and an opportunity for the Sloan-C community to comment on the penultimate draft of the Commission on the Regulation of Postsecondary Distance Education.
For the past two years several organizations have been engaged in an effort to develop a national reciprocity agreement to address the challenges of state authorization. Several members of the Sloan-C Board and staff have participated in these activities, including a national Commission established by Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO).
The Commission …’was established to develop and provide recommendations that will address the costs and inefficiencies faced by postsecondary institutions that must comply with multiple (often inconsistent) state laws and regulations as they endeavor to provide educational opportunities to students in multiple state jurisdictions. In that context, the Commission has addressed key issues associated with appropriate government oversight, consumer protection, and educational quality related to distance education offered by institutions in the United States. After considering multiple strategies and potential solutions, the Commission has focused on grounded, principled, and practical recommendations that reflect the core aims of efficiently ensuring quality programs and consumer protection in a rapidly changing education landscape.’
Thanks to all from the Sloan C community who downloaded, reviewed and commented on the draft report and proposed national reciprocity agreement for state authorization. We were pleased to share the draft with the our community. Your comments and suggestions were reviewed and will be considered in the preparation of the final report. We will make that report available to you as soon as it is released, around April 1 by most estimates.
Would you like to continue the discussion? Join us and others from our community in the Sloan-C Commons.
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