Media Mentions

Indiana First to Join National Distance Education Initiative (February 24, 2014)

Indiana became the first state to join the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), an initiative which makes it easier for states to regulate and engage in interstate distance education.

Indiana Is First to Meet National State-Authorization Requirements (February 24, 2014)

Indiana is the first state to meet a set of national standards for authorizing distance learning and online colleges from other states.

Indiana approved as first SARA state (February 24, 2014)

Indiana has been approved by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) as the first state to join the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).

Kansas public universities seek bill that they say would streamline process to offer online courses in other states (February 6, 2014)

Public universities in Kansas urged legislators on Thursday to approve a bill that higher education officials said would streamline their ability to offer online courses to out-of-state students.

Colleges can get help in offering online classes to out-of-state students (December 3, 2013)

Getting licensed to enroll just one out-of-state student in an online college course can cost a Nebraska school thousands of dollars and an exhaustive program review.

Regents support agreement among states offering online courses (December 3, 2013)

Kansas higher education officials on Tuesday expressed support for a national plan that they said would make it easier to enroll online students from other states.

State Authorization for Distance Education and Reciprocity (December 2013, volume 8, issue 10)

In the fall of 2010, the Department of Education issued a series of regulations including one specifically relating to "State Authorization."

Will States Reciprocate? (November 20, 2013)

Can savings and the spirit of cooperation persuade states to hand over their ability to evaluate distance education providers?

Distance Education State Reciprocity Initiative Begins Staffing (September 13, 2013)

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, an initiative to simplify the process by which distance education providers are authorized to operate in individual states, has begun staffing its central and regional offices.

Higher ed leader leaves post for Colorado online initiative (September 2, 2013)

An outspoken advocate for affordable college tuition in Nebraska has left his post as director of the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education to lead an effort to make online courses more accessible.

Major Grant Awarded to WICHE & Partners to Create Interstate Reciprocity in Postsecondary Distance Education (August 5, 2013)

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and its partners have been awarded a $2.3 million grant from Lumina Foundation for 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.

Lumina Backs Voluntary State Network of Distance Ed Regs (August 6, 2013)

The Lumina Foundation is putting $2.3 million behind a growing effort to reduce the regulatory burden on institutions that offer online courses to students across state lines, according to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.

Distance education efficiencies: An emerging state and institution partnership (April 21, 2013)

Join Radio Higher Ed co-hosts Kathryn Dodge, Alison Griffin and Elise Scanlon for a conversation with Dr. Marshall Hill, Executive Director for Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education.