State Authorization Advisory Committee Now Accepting Nominations

Are you interested in working with faculty, staff, and students to expand The Ohio State University community outside Ohio? The state authorization team is now accepting nominations for membership on the State Authorization Advisory Committee (SAAC).

Committee members analyze university educational activities taking place outside Ohio and work with the state authorization team to evaluate risk and prioritize next steps in seeking authorizations. In alignment with the Out-of-State Educational Activities Policy, the committee mitigates new authorization issues that arise and assists with communicating next steps to state authorization liaisons.

The committee is made up of faculty, deans, representatives from units and colleges, and students. Meetings take place on a monthly or as-needed basis. Annually, the committee assists with educating the university community regarding National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) reporting requirements. Committee members work with the state authorization team and liaisons to verify out-of-state enrollment information needed for reporting.

"(Serving on the SAAC is an) opportunity to interact with colleagues across the university who are managing similar concerns with regard to state authorization policy"

— Committee Member

Membership terms are for one year, and member responsibilities will not exceed two hours per month. For consideration, submit a nomination form to the state authorization team by March 31, 2020.

Have general questions about the committee and state authorization? Reach out to our team and get the answers you need.

What has been the best part of your experience serving on the State Authorization Advisory Committee?

  • "Constant communication and awareness of changes and new policies that are applicable to my role"
     
  • "Opportunity to interact with colleagues across the university who are managing similar concerns with regard to state authorization policy"
     
  • "Hearing Lisa Siefker explain the processes and regulations. She is so knowledgeable and explains what could be a complicated topic in simple terms."