WCET's 29th Annual Meeting
Managing Compliance from Buy-in to Systems and Tools

Speaker: , Dean of Online Programs, University of Northwestern Ohio
Speaker: , Compliance Specialist, Western Governors University
Speaker: , Online Program Manager, University of South Dakota
Moderator: , Head of Academic Compliance Office of General Counsel, Coursera

As laws and regulations affecting higher education institutions and students are enacted and proposed, institutions need to protect themselves and their students from burdensome regulations and ensure they are complying with current regulations. Learn from three different institutions about how they manage compliance for online programs. University of Northwestern Ohio has implemented a plan ensuring that programs offered online are meeting the same goals as those offered on-campus to be compliant with standard credit hour policies and content being designed into courses provides regular and substantive interaction between students and instructor. University of South Dakota will share how a cross-unit used its expertise to get buy-in from both faculty and senior administrators regarding issues of compliance and the vital role mid-level managers play. Western Governors University tracks legislation and regulation using tracking tools strategically. The speaker will share the decision making process on whether or not to comment on each pending change.