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2018 Annual Conference Handouts and Minutes

2018 Conference Presentations and Handouts

NASASPS Conference Program

Presentations and handouts for the 2018 NASASPS Annual Conference will be posted here as they become available.

Monday, April 23  | 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
General Session | Washington Potpourri
– Sharon Bob, Higher Education Specialist on Policy and Regulation, Powers, Pyles, Sutter, and Verville, PC.

Monday, April 23  | 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Welcome Luncheon and Panel Discussion with Former NASASPS Presidents
Speech 1 by former NASASPS President, Bernell Cochran
Speech 2 by former NASASPS President, Bernell Cochran
Handouts: NASASPS History
List of NASASPS Officers 1972-2002

Monday, April 23  | 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
General Session | Legal Considerations Before Offering Online Programs in Foreign Countries
– Greg Ferenbach, Attorney, Cooley LLP
– Paul Thompson, Attorney, Cooley LLP
– Joan Bouillon, Ph. D., Director of Regulatory Compliance, Pearson

Monday, April 23  | 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
General Session | The Distance Ed Question: Measuring the Quality of Online Programs
– Joel English, Vice President of Operations, Centura College/Aviation Institute of Maintenance
– Chris Lambert, Associate Executive Director, ACCSC

Tuesday, April 24  | 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Concurrent Session | A New Kind of Report Card: Tracking Private Career School Performance

– Marina Parr, Communications Director, Washington Workforce Board
– Randy Smith, IT and Research Specialist, Washington Workforce Board

Tuesday, April 24  | 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Concurrent Session | Let’s Take the Lead in Bridging the Employability Skills Gap! But How?
– Jay Hollowell, Vice President – Training, MaxKnowledge, Inc.

Tuesday, April 24  | 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Concurrent Session | Make It Work! Student Tracking & Disclosures With Institutional Examples
– Lisa Siefker, State Authorization Program Manager, Ohio State University
– Brandie Elliott, State Authorization Coordinator, University of Missouri – Kansas City
SANsational Awards 1 – Tracking Student Location
SANsational Awards 2 – Notifications & Disclosures
SANsational Awards 3 – Licensure Notifications

Tuesday, April 24  | 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Concurrent Session | Applying the Ethical Intent Matrix to For-Profit Institutions
– Paul Shuler, Program Director, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Handouts: Findable ActionsEthical Intent Matrix

Tuesday, April 24  | 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Concurrent Session | Use of Technology to Track Legislative and Regulatory Changes
– Mitchell Gilbert, Compliance Specialist, Western Governors University
– Allen Clarkson, Government Relations Manager, Western Governors University
– Dr. Roderick Willis, Compliance Specialist, Western Governors University

Tuesday, April 24  | 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session | Competency-Based Education: The Basics, Myths, and Truths of CBE
– Brooks Doherty, Assistant Vice President, Academic Innovation, Rasmussen College

Tuesday, April 24  | 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session | Navigating the Hurdles of Building a National Online Presence
– Jason Ruckert, Vice Chancellor, Online Education, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
– Bree Stansberry, Associate Director of State Authorizations, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Tuesday, April 24  | 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
General Session | Bridging the Gap Between Postsecondary Education Regulation and Professional Licensure
– Julie Woodruff, Assistant Executive Director & Lead Attorney, Division of Postsecondary State Authorization of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission
– Robin Jenkins, Executive Director, Allied and Behavioral Health Boards, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration, District of Columbia Department of Health and Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) Faculty
– Angela Lee, Executive Director, District of Columbia Higher Education Licensure Commission

Wednesday, April 25  |9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
General Session | The Price of Higher Education: An Issue and A Solution
– Lucas B. Kavlie, Vice President, Compliance and Accreditation, Western Governors University
– Alton James IV, Compliance Specialist, Western Governors University
– Roderick C. Willis II, Compliance Specialist, Western Governors University

Wednesday, April 25  |11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
General Session | SARA: What’s new for 2018
– Marshall A. Hill, Executive Director, NC-SARA
– Wanda Barker, SARA SREB Director, Southern Regional Education Board
– John Lopez, SARA WICHE Director, WICHE
– Sandra J. Doran, SARA NEBHE Director, New England Board of Higher Education

2015 Annual Conference Handouts and Minutes

Savannah, Georgia

Conference Program

Conference Presentations

Monday, April 27
An Accountability Framework for Higher Education
Data Privacy & Higher Education: A Look at the Changing State and Federal Landscape in 2015
Grappling with Gainful Employment: Breaking Down and Understanding the New Gainful Employment Rules
The State Consumer Protection Role in the Federal- Accreditor-State Triad

Tuesday, April 28

In the Wake of Mergers, Acquisitions and Campus Consolidations: New Challenges for Oversight Partners and Key Stakeholders
State Authorization & Professional Licensure—Who Cares?
Placement and Third Party Verification
You’ve Finished Your Initial Applications, Now What?
Judgment: Non-Compliance. Now What?
Consumer Transparency in Higher Education: Grand Canyon University
Washington Potpourri: What is the Legislative & Regulatory Outlook for 2015?
Student and Exchange Visitor Program Updates

Wednesday, April 29
Implementation of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA)
Federal Regulatory Updates: Saved by the Pause: State Authorization Negotiated Rulemaking One Year Later

2014 Annual Conference Handouts and Minutes

Little Rock, Arkansas

Conference Presentations

 Monday, April 28
Competency Based Education: What’s Next?
Evaluating Post-Graduation Outcomes
Washington Potpourri: Reauthorization, Regulations and Compliance Update
Ask the State Regulator
 
Tuesday, April 29
Compliance Audits and Data Verification
The Student Exchange and Visitor Program, Part 1
The Student Exchange and Visitor Program, Part 2
Streamlining State Authorization
Effective Closed School Teach-Outs
Building Bridges Between School and the Workplace: Preparing Students for a Career – and for Life
 NASASPS SARA Discussion Forum

Wednesday, April 30
State Authorization Network Survey of State Websites, Instructions and Application
State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Update

2013 Annual Conference Handouts and Minutes

Sacramento, CA
 

Program Agenda

Presentations / Handouts

Monday
Keynote Address | Understanding the MOOC Phenomena and Implications for State Regulators

General Session 1 | A Progress Report on the Establishment of a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)
General Session 2 | Legislating and Regulating Quality
General Session 3 | Survivor: State Authorization Island

Tuesday
General Session 1 | Potholes in the Road to State Regulatory Compliance
General Session 2 | The School Closure Experience, Coming Soon to a State Near You
Concurrent Session 1A | Federal Potpourri: A Washington Perspective
Concurrent Session 1B | Streamlining the Licensing and Credentialing Process
Concurrent Session 2A | Adding New Programs to Meet the Demand for Skilled Workers
Concurrent Session 2B | There is No “They” in Compliance: Operating in a Multischool System Within a Multistate Environment

Wednesday
General Session 1 | Successful State Agency and University Collaboration: Leveraging the Assets of a Large Research University to Meet State Higher Education Needs
General Session 2 | Simplify Your Life

2011 Annual Conference Handouts and Minutes

2005 Annual Conference Handouts and Minutes

2004 Annual Conference Handouts and Minutes

2003 Annual Conference Handouts and Minutes