Updates and Future Directions for the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

Concurrent Session 6

Brief Abstract

Join leaders from the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) to learn the organization’s future. Leaders will share updates, the impact of negotiated rulemaking, a new searchable database for students, and invite participants to help shape the future of NC-SARA and its long term direction.

Presenters

With over 25 years experience in education, Dr. Lori Williams serves as President of National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Prior to this role, she served as Vice President at the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Previous positions include provost at Ashford University, vice provost of curriculum development and innovation at Kaplan University, vice president of product strategy and development at Laureate Education, executive director of the center for student success at Walden University, and administrative roles at Saint Michael's College and Middlebury College. Throughout her career, Lori has also spoken at national and international conferences about adult and online learning, and taught extensively, serving as a professor, thesis advisor, and mentor.

Extended Abstract

Join leaders from the National Council for State Authoization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) to learn and share ideas about next steps for this organization. Leaders will share updates on the current status of state participation in NC-SARA, which permits institutions to offer distance education programs in multiple states, especially in the context of the recent negotiated regulatory rulemaking at the United States Department of Education. Details about a free searchable database for students, available to all NC-SARA members to share about their programs, will also be presented. In addition, participants will be encouraged to share about their own needs to help shape the future of NC-SARA and its long term direction.Join leaders from the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) to learn the organization’s future. Leaders will share updates, the impact of negotiated rulemaking, a new searchable database for students, and invite participants to help shape the future of NC-SARA and its long term direction.