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  • Drexel Wins Award For State Compliance Excellence

    Sansational Award No Spaces

    Luliana Balascuta (second from right), director of academic affairs in the Office of Academic Affairs, accepted the SANsational Award on behalf of Drexel University.

    Friday, January 22, 2016

    Drexel University is one of just four universities to be awarded the inaugural SANsational Award, an honor bestowed by the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) State Authorization Network recognizing outstanding efforts in developing a high-quality, comprehensive solution to a challenging state authorization issue.

    Drexel’s Luliana Balascuta, director of regulatory affairs in the Office of Academic Affairs, accepted the award on behalf of the University during the WCET 27th Annual Meeting in Denver in November.

    WCET, an organization devoted to the practice, policy and advocacy of technology-enhanced higher education, awarded Drexel special recognition for its institutional authorization.

    "The recipients of the SANsational Awards demonstrate creativity and commitment to compliance,” said Sharyl Thompson, CEO, Higher Education Regulatory (HER) Consulting, and chair, SANsational Awards committee. “They are great examples of how institutions are managing their state authorization work.”

    Drexel is committed to maintaining ongoing compliance to program authorization requirements in all U.S. states and territories. The University uses multiple communication channels including memos, website disclaimers and an internal SharePoint site to house important documentation such as applications and letters of approvals.

    To ensure that every application Drexel receives is accurate and meets all requirements, the University regularly consults a variety of resources and communicates directly with state legislators.

    To view the full press release, click here.


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