The Missouri-Kansas State Authorization Network (MoKanSAN) provides collaborative opportunities for higher education institutions.
What is MoKanSAN?
The field of state authorization is an ever-changing landscape, leaving us with a number of questions and uncertainties. We can sum up the field in two words: It depends. At times, there are a number of changes and modifications happening at a rapid pace, leaving us struggling to catch up. Enter MoKanSAN.
MoKanSAN is the Missouri-Kansas State Authorization Network. It was created to provide networking, collaborative and informational opportunities for regional institutions. However, membership to MoKanSAN is not limited strictly to members residing in Missouri and Kansas; anyone can join. Modeled after WCET’s State Authorization Network, but on a more direct level, MoKanSAN will disseminate important information to its members regarding the latest news and updates in the realm of state authorization in distance education. It will be a place for members to not only hear the latest regarding state authorization, but will also provide a venue to both offer and receive advice.
MoKanSAN will host webinars and/or meetings in the fall and the spring, as well as the MoKanSAN State Authorization Summit prior to the beginning of the fall term. Suggestions are welcome. Let’s create this group together.
- NC-SARA Blog
- SHEEO State Authorization Surveys
- State Authorization Network
- WCET Frontiers
- MHEC Regional SARA Entity
Brandie Elliott is the State Authorization Coordinator for the UM System Office of eLearning. She has been maintaining state authorizations and exemptions since 2013. In addition to overseeing state authorizations, Brandie also serves as the Quality Matters coordinator. Her main goal for organizing MoKanSAN was to share the wealth of knowledge with regional institutions and develop a networking base for those interested in learning more about the field as well as meeting individuals in their area.