Higher Education

Updates to Policies and Standards

After extensive consultation with regional compact staff and others, under authority delegated by the NC-SARA Board the executive director has approved several modifications to the NC-SARA Policies and Standards. They are as follows:  1) clarification of the definition of “supervised field experience” (Section 1, item 26); 2) clarification of SARA states’ application of ”requirements, standards, fees, procedures,” and SARA states’ ability to apply general purpose laws relating to consumer protection, fraudulent activities and related matters (Section 2.5.g-h); 3)policies and procedures for SARA institutions that change their home state (Section 3.4); 4) clarified language on the limitations of SARA (Section 3.7) and 5) the use of the word “approved” in regard to SARA institutions (Section 3.14).

 

Spring 2016 NC-SARA Data Collection

The Spring 2016 SARA reporting period will be May 9-20, 2016.

 
Drafts of the two documents that will be used by SARA institutions for their Spring 2016 data reporting have been posted on the NC-SARA website.
 
A DRAFT of the Data Sharing Agreement is available at:  http://nc-sara.org/files/docs/NC-SARA_DSA_012516-DRAFT.pdf
 
A DRAFT of the Data Reporting Guide is available at: http://nc-sara.org/files/docs/NC-SARA%20_DataReportingGuide_012516_DRAFT.pdf
 
Both documents will be used in the reporting process.
 
Please address comments or questions to: info@nc-sara.org

 

Our 500th SARA Institution

NC-SARA is pleased to announce that DePaul University, Chicago, IL, has become the 500th SARA institution. SARA now spreads across the country, with 29 member states. An additional six (AL, GA, MD, MS, RI, TX) have submitted applications to their regional compacts, with several others anticipating application in early 2016.

Welcome, DePaul!

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