2017 NASASPS Annual Conference
April 2-5, 2017
Lexington, KY
Conference Information

The 2017 NASASPS Annual Conference will be held at the Hilton Lexington Downtown on April 2-5, 2017.  Attendees may reserve their rooms online or by calling 859-231-9000 with group code NASASP.  A small block of rooms is available at the government rate (government ID required) and a special rate of $139 is available to all NASASPS attendees.  Please contact NASASPS staff if you would like access to the government rate.

The preliminary conference program and registration are now available. If you are a state employee and would like to be considered for a travel scholarship, please apply online by February 20th. Please note our address has changed and we have updated our W-9 accordingly.

Conference Program

Sunday, April 2
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.       NASASPS Board and Committee Meetings
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.      Conference Registration Open
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.      Speed Networking
5:45 – 6:45 p.m.      First Time Attendee and State Administrator Reception
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.    Opening Reception & Welcome

Monday, April 3
8:00 a.m.                Registration
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.     Opening Remarks & Conference Welcome
9:00- 10:30 a.m.    Federal Regulations: What will be enforced?
11:00 a.m. – Noon:  The Role of State Authorization in Quality Assurance of Education in the Post-SARA Era
Noon – 1:30 p.m.    Welcome Luncheon
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.     A Proposed Degree Approval Model for Licensed and Regulated Fields
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.   Roundtable Networking Session
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.   NASASPS Business Meetings (open to all members)

Tuesday, April 4

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  WCET/State Authorization Network (SAN) Mini-Camp
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.    Breakfast Sessions:

  • Regulator, Accreditor and U.S. Department of Education Breakfast Meeting
  • Attendee Networking Breakfast

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.   Concurrent Sessions:

  • Financial Statements & Financial Stability- A Regulators Review
  • Alternative Tuition Resources Opportunities

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     Data Analysis
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.     Concurrent Sessions:

  • St. Catherine’s College of KY: A Case Study of a School Closure
  • The Right Stuff: How to Develop an Effective Technology Solution and Institutional Examples

3:00– 4:00 p.m.   The State of Gainful Employment: Current and Future Challenges for Schools
4:15– 5:00 p.m.   NASASPS Annual Meeting (open to regular members only)
4:15- 5:00 p.m.   WCET/State Authorization Network (SAN) Business Meeting

Wednesday, April 5

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.   The SHEEO State Authorization Website: The Where, Why, and How to Update It
9:30  – 10:30 a.m.  Institutional Ownership Structures, Changes to Such Structures, and Regulatory Implications of Such Changes
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Concurrent Sessions:

  • We’re Way Past the “Easy Stuff” – The Continuing Evolution of SARA
  • Conducting Fair and Legal Investigations