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.
Members of the NC-SARA board met in Denver on May 3, 2017. The agenda and materials prepared for the meeting are available HERE. The NC-SARA Board took the following actions:
The agenda for the May 3rd NC-SARA Board meeting is available HERE. Electronic copies of the meeting materials will be posted on the NC-SARA website early next week.
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.
NC-SARA is pleased to release Version 18.1 of the SARA Manual, available today on the NC-SARA website