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In The Field was a free virtual event for SARA participating institutions, SARA State Portal Entities, and regional SARA compact staff.

Conference Agenda

Pre-Conference: For Institutions New to SARA

Monday July 19, 2021
10am – 1pm Mountain Time

If you or your institution is new to SARA, the In The Field pre-conference session will provide you with an overview of state authorization, information about how SARA works, institutional requirements for maintaining SARA participation, and resources available to institutions. We will also host a Q&A session to address your questions about participating in SARA and SARA policy.

In The Field Conference

Tuesday July 20, 2021
9am - 3pm Mountain Time

In The Field will feature engaging sessions and featured speakers for institutional personnel working in interstate distance education, state authorization reciprocity compliance, and institutional research, among other topics. While focused on institutions participating in SARA, this free 1-day conference will also be open to SARA State Portal Entities and regional SARA compact staff.

Conference Features:

  • Keynote speaker Dr. Peter Smith, the Orkand Chair and Professor of Innovative Practices in Higher Education at University of Maryland Global Campus.
  • A panel of institutional representatives and SARA State Portal entities discussing institutions’ requirements for SARA participation.
  • SARA Shorts: Short sessions about SARA research and data, professional licensure disclosures, the SARA policy cycle, and the SARA Source, a searchable catalog of verified distance education program information from SARA institutions nationwide coming soon.
  • A panel discussion about quality in distance education – featuring national leaders in quality assurance for distance education.