Institutional Memberships

University of Missouri - Kansas City

As of June 30, 2016, the University of Missouri-Kansas City is a participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education, aimed at making the effort to obtain state authorizations more efficient for institutions and to make it easier for students to enroll in distance education programs outside of the states in which they reside.

For more information about the SARA initiative and progress of state and institutional membership, please visit

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Online Learning Consortium (OLC)

The Online Learning Consortium (formally Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C)) is a professional online learning society devoted to advancing quality e-Education learning into the mainstream of education through its community. Sloan-C is dedicated to providing access to high quality e-Education to individuals, institutions, professional societies and the corporate community. Originally funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Online Learning Consortium is now a non-profit 501(c)(3), member-sustained organization. UMKC is now an institutional member of OLC. As an institutional member of OLC, registered faculty will have access to research, effective practices, practitioner documents, survey reports, discounts to online faculty development workshops and face to face conferences as well as other benefits.

Sign Up Instructions for OLC (PDF)

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Quality Matters

The primary mission of Quality Matters is to promote excellence in online education, through faculty training and research based standards.

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For more information about Quality Matters training for UMKC faculty and staff, please contact Brandie Elliott ( and visit the QM workshop page here.


Wiche Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET)

WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) accelerates the adoption of effective practices and policies, advancing excellence in technology-enhanced teaching and learning in higher education.

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Hanover Research

Specialized research and analysis to aid strategic decision making and program development. For membership information, please contact Brandie Elliott.

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Education Advisory Board (EAB)

After launching in 2007, the Education Advisory Board (EAB) is now one of the largest providers of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through our innovative membership model, we currently partner with academic and administrative leaders at more than 700 institutions, helping them solve their most pressing problems.

Sign Up Instructions for EAB (PDF)
EAB Market Research Request Form