With support from the Lumina Foundation and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Forum initiated the Multi-State Reciprocity in Postsecondary Approval and Regulation project to create a common template for the substance and processes of state approval, and, with the assistance of the Council for State Governments (CSG), to draft and educate policy makers about the benefits of model compact legislation that might support increased reciprocity and efficiencies among the states.
The Commission on the Regulation of Postsecondary Distance Education continues to advance this project and has prepared a preliminary reportAdvancing Access through Regulatory Reform: Findings, Principles, and Recommendations for the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).
View and download the report as a PDF
Additional SARA Documents of Interest
Press Release: New Interstate Reciprocity System for Universities and Colleges Unveiled
Bringing Coherence to the Regulation of Postsecondary Distance Education – Op-Ed by Richard W. Riley
FAQ About the Commission and its Work