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Author: Brandie Elliott

Widespread Panic

A recent lawsuit filed by the National Education Association (NEA) against Betsy Devos regarding the delay of the 2016-era federal regulations caused panic among universities and distance education students residing in California. California believes it has created an appropriate complaint process.

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Farewell, SHEEO Surveys; Say Hello to The State Authorization Guide

Coming soon: The State Authorization Guide Many working in the field of state authorization are familiar with the SHEEO (State Higher Education Executive Officers Association) Surveys web site. At a glance, web site visitors are able to view the state authorization requirements for each state. The SHEEO site provides a directory of agencies and individuals responsible for implementing state postsecondary quality assurance laws in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, as well as a compendium of state laws and regulations, according to the web site. The Departments of Higher Education in each state updated the SHEEO survey. At times, there was a significant lag time between updates for some states, providing confusion and frustration among some in the field. Enter: The State Authorization Guide. The State Authorization Network (SAN) and the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) are teaming up to produce the State Authorization Guide. Debuting in early April, the State Authorization Guide will be updated every few months by state regulators. The goal is to add professional licensure, disclosure, and Secretary of State information in the future; for now, they are focusing on general state authorization information, similar to what is available on the SHEEO Surveys. SHEEO is in the process of creating a new web site. The old SHEEO surveys will no longer be available after the web site re-design....

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