Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM: Concurrent Sessions
Certification, Regulation & Accreditation
NC-SARA - An Introduction to SARA: Institutional Cost Savings & Benefits to Students
This session will introduce participants to State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) and its benefits to students and institutions, and will share some of the preliminary findings on projected institutional savings.
Learning Objectives
Learn about NC-SARA's mission and history in order to share it with others
Describe how SARA reduces institutional state authorization costs
Appreciate SARA's benefits to students through its student consumer protection policies
Intended Participants: Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
People with some experience in the topic, but looking to grow
Melanie Booth, Director of Educational Programs and Communications, NC-SARA
Dr. Melanie Booth joined NC-SARA in 2020 as the Director of Educational Programs and Communications. In this role she leads the educational and training programs for states, institutions, and other constituents, as well as outreach, partnership support, events, writing, and communications for the organization.

Marianne Boeke, Senior Director for Research & State Support, NC-SARA
Dr. Marianne Boeke joined NC-SARA in 2018. As the Senior Director for Research and State Support, she oversees all aspects of data reporting, curates the State Authorization Surveys (The Guide), provides state and regional compact support, and with senior leadership works on policy related issues.

Tyson Heath, Senior Manager for Academic Engagement, University Compliance, and Title IX, Western Governors University
Tyson Health is the Senior Manager for Academic Engagement, University Compliance, and Title IX. Tyson is a higher education professional specialized and versed in compliance, accreditation, quality assurance, and Title IX with a track record of receiving and maintaining state authorization (50 states and territories); as well as reaffirmation of accreditations.