CSG to Convene Reciprocity Compact Drafting Team Meeting

Staff from CSG’s National Center for Interstate Compacts will convene the first drafting team meeting of the Interstate Reciprocity Compact September 15-16.  CSG, in conjunction with the President’s Forum and a team of subject matter experts, will begin drafting language for an interstate reciprocity compact with the goal of enhancing the current state regulatory environment and eliminating redundancies and inefficiencies for both institutions and the states where they reside. 

Currently fifty individual states, and the institutions that seek approval to offer courses within them, now engage in a duplicative and inconsistently applied regulatory process. Moreover, some states currently exercise minimum qualitative control, which reduces the ability of states to accept approvals on an interstate basis. Reform is needed in the policies and processes of state regulatory review and approval for postsecondary educational institutions, and especially for those colleges and universities with national footprints that offer degrees across multiple state boundaries.  An interstate compact is viewed as a potential solution to the problems outlined above. 

The goal of the drafting team is to have compact language drafted by the spring of 2012 to allow ample time for comment and feedback from interested stakeholders prior to the start of the 2013 state legislative sessions.  To learn more about the compact please click here or contact Crady deGolian at cdegolian@csg.org.