State Authorization Strategy State Authorization Strategy Dr. Pamela Shay Franklin University Vice President of Accreditation & Institutional Effectiveness • Nonprofit, private institution • Online & campus-based programs • Associate, Bachelor, and Master degrees • Students enrolled nationwide Strategic Planning Your School State Regs & Triggers Key Players State Strategy Know YOUR School • Where do your students reside? • What activities does your school conduct? • What are your strategic plans (2-3 years)? Know STATE Regulations • Review relevant statutes and regulations – “IT DEPENDS” on type of institution, delivery formats, level of activities • Compare multiple sources of information • Create your own spreadsheet/table to track information Review Statutes and Regulations • Definitions • Exemptions • Licensure programs with curricula or requirements dictated by state professional licensing boards, e.g. education, nursing, social work Identify “Triggers” • Activities that may give rise to “physical presence”, therefore impacting School’s status in a specific state. • Classroom onsite, marketing, recruiting, faculty residence, attend college fairs, onsite testing, library resources onsite, practicum/internships. Compare Build and Foster Relationships External • State Regulators • Professional Organizations Internal • Maintain regular communication with marketing, financial aid, academics, registrar, and enrollment, human resources, finance, assessment departments • Need information on library resources, facilities, advising, student services, technology • Know institution’s strategic or growth plan Build Strategic Decisions Regarding State Authorization • • • • • Number of students State expenses (initial, annual, bonds, etc.) Cost of not serving existing students Cost of monitoring and maintaining Cost of personnel Strategic Planning Your School State Regs & Triggers Key Players State Strategy Thank you for your time and attention Pamela Shay Accreditation & Institutional Effectiveness Franklin University 201 S. Grant Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43215 State Authorization Resources by Franklin University Navigating the Chaos Workshop Franklin.edu/authorization-workshop Consulting Services [email protected] Personal consultation on state processes for your institution 641.947.6135 SA Management Services Franklin partners with your institution to complete state authorization requirements and manage the system for your institution.