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.
Agenda materials for the May 3rd meeting of the NC-SARA Board are available HERE.
SARA staff have received several questions regarding the state-mandated tuition refund policies of several (SARA) states and the applicability of those polices to SARA-participating institutions operating from other states.
At the NC-SARA board meeting on May 3, NC-SARA staff will recommend that NC-SARA create a searchable database of academic programs offered at a distance by SARA institutions.
In January of 2017, NC-SARA released the following blog post and related letter:
ACICS (the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools) is a national accrediting body that has been in the news for the well-publicized failures of some of the institutions it has accredited and accusations of lax accrediting practices.