CSG to Convene 2nd Reciprocity Compact Drafting Team Meeting

CSG, in conjunction with The Presidents’ Forum, will continue efforts to develop an Interstate Reciprocity Compact in higher education by convening the second drafting team meeting next week in Lexington.  During the meeting the drafters are expected to discuss core content areas of the compact, including, but not limited to the following:

·         applicability;

·         reciprocal acceptability of state approvals to operate;

·         accreditation of degree-granting institutions;

·         recertification/renewal process for institutions; and

·         operational issues. 

The drafters will also likely discuss issues such as compact governance, state coordination, rule-making authority, finance, and dispute resolution. 

The meeting will be the second in what is expected to be a multi-step process designed to develop a new model interstate compact intended to serve as a policy option to improve state authorization and regulation of online degree programs.  The goal of the drafting team is to have language finalized by mid 2012 to allow opportunity for stakeholder review and legislative consideration beginning 2013. For more information about the Interstate Reciprocity Compact please contact Crady deGolian at cdegolian@csg.org.