The NC-SARA board will meet in Memphis, Tennessee on November 1, preceded by a reception and dinner the prior evening. A copy of the board’s meeting materials (including the agenda for the meeting) is available HERE.
We are pleased to release two documents relating to SARA: the NC-SARA 2018 Enrollment Report (available HERE) and the NC-SARA Out-of-State Learning Placements Report (available HERE). SARA institutions each spring report their enrollment data to NC-SARA; this analysis covers the third annual reporting period.
At the upcoming NC-SARA board meeting, scheduled for November 1, 2018, the Board will consider 2 modifications to the SARA Manual and related polices.
Section 3: Institutions and Participation
Section 3.2, Provisional status for SARA institutions and
Section 3.3. Provisional status of an institution between renewal periods
The Board of NC-SARA will have a vacancy due to the resignation of M. Peter McPherson, President of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, who has served on the Board since 2013 and was its founding Vice-Chair. We solicit nominations or applications to fill this vacancy.
Berkeley College, NC-SARA, OLC, Quality Matters, and WCET have formulated a set of questions to help students navigate their online education options and determine the environment that best suits their preferences, education goals, and work/life balance.
NC-SARA is pleased to announce that Massachusetts and Puerto Rico have now joined SARA. Massachusetts’ application has been approved by the New England Board of Higher Education; Puerto Rico’s application has been approved by the Southern Regional Education Board.
On June 1, DEAC, NC-SARA and WCET provided comments on the U.S. Department of Education's plan to refer the December 2016 rules regarding state authorization of distance education to a negotiated rulemaking panel.
Draft minutes of the recent NC-SARA Board meeting are available HERE. Minutes are designated "draft" until formally approved by the NC-SARA Board at its next meeting, scheduled for November 1, 2018 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Marshall A. Hill
Each year, NC-SARA board members and the Executive Director in writing confirm their receipt, understanding and compliance with NC-SARA's Conflict of Interest Policy.