2011 DETC Fall Workshop
October 16-18, 2011
The Loews Vanderbilt Hotel * Nashville, TN
The State of State Authorization
Dr. Marianne Boeke,
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems
Monday, October 17 *
9:15 - 10:00 a.m. * Symphony III
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The U.S. Department of Education announced rules in October 2010 requiring all institutions of higher education participating in Title IV programs to be able to document compliance with state laws in all states where they offer distance or correspondence education. The Department has indicated that compliance with existing state laws has always been a condition of Title IV eligibility, and the announced regulation simply calls attention to the need for institutions to assure they have legal authority to operate in all the states where they are providing instruction.
Many institutions did not know how to begin the process of becoming authorized. To address this need, the national association of State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) along with the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), developed a directory of agencies and individuals responsible for implementing state quality assurance laws as well as a compendium of state laws and regulations. This session will review the inventory itself and the data collected. The discussion will focus on the current “state of state authorization”; what this all means for students; and potential next steps for the state authorization process.
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At the end of the session attendees will be familiarized with the current status of state-regulation rules, current procedures for pursuing staet authorization, and potential next-steps of the state authorization process.
Marianne Boeke joined the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) as a research associate in March of 2004. Marianne works on a variety of long-term projects including those associated with the Lumina Foundation for Education, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and state authorization. Prior to working at NCHEMS she worked at the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE/WCET) as a staff associate. At WICHE/WCET, Marianne worked primarily on the FIPSE-funded project, Technology Costing Methodology (TCM). Prior to WICHE, Marianne developed competency-based curricula and assisted with academic affairs at Western Governors University (WGU) and has also worked at various institutions of higher education in the areas of student services and academic management.
Marianne holds her Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Denver, a master's degree from The American University, and a bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University. Her areas of specialization and interest include technology and costing issues in higher education, academic management, adult education, state authorization, and qualitative research.