Annual Conference

Call for Conference Presentation Proposals
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Submission deadline: November 16, 2018
Proposals may be submitted online at

The National Association of State Administrators and Supervisors of Private Schools (NASASPS) invites you to submit a proposal to present at its 2019 Annual Conference, which will be held April 14-17, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida.

The conference will include both submitted and invited presentations. Conference participants include professionals from state and federal regulatory agencies, degree and non-degree granting private postsecondary institutions, national and regional accrediting agencies, state guarantee agencies, lenders, and other interested parties.

Presentations are generally 60 minutes in length. They may be led by a single presenter or a moderated panel.  Previously presented topics can be found on the NASASPS website at While all presentation topics are encouraged and accepted, NASASPS has received requests for more information on the following:

  • Data Collection- what are states collecting from schools, how are they collecting it, and what are the specific outcomes they are measuring?
  • Sureties vs. STRF – best practices and how to determine acceptable amounts
  • School closures: What are proactive measures state agencies and other entities can take when a school closure is announced?
  • Proposed or current federal regulations and their impact on state regulatory agencies
  • Bankruptcy laws and impact during closures
  • Processing complaints against authorized institutions
  • International schools, visa mills or foreign schools wanting a US presence
  • Effectively communicating with external constituents and board members
  • Interactions between state professional boards for program approval and state higher education agencies that give institutional approval
  • Data Protection and Privacy including GDPR as it relates to post-secondary institutions.
  • Notifications and Disclosures – How to manage SARA notification requirements for informing students about professional board requirements related to the students’ out-of-state activities
  • State Authorization Federal Regulations – delays, lawsuits, and negotiated rulemaking: what should institutions be doing to remain in compliance for out-of-state activities
  • How to address the proliferation of new unaccredited providers offering credentials (on their own or in partnership with institutions) that claim they are not subject to state oversight
  • Administrative Law for Regulatory Agencies: practical knowledge of the regulatory legal process, the role of the state regulator and general counsel, adjudication, and litigation

Presenters are strongly encouraged to provide resources and/or reference materials attendees can take home with them or attain through electronic means.  Please note that presenters and panelists are eligible to receive a $50 discount on their conference registration fee.

Proposals may be submitted online at or via email to Jodie Markey, at The NASASPS Board encourages you to share this Call for Proposals with others who may be interested in submitting a proposal.