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13b.02.05.00.htm 13B.02.05.00. Title 13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION Subtitle 02 ACADEMIC REGULATIONS Chapter 05 Approval and Oversight of In-State SARA Institutions Authority: Education Article, §11-105(u) 11-202, and 11-202.2, Annotated Code of Maryland
13b.02.05.01.htm 13B.02.05.01. 01 SARA Portal Agency and Delegation to Secretary.. A. Designation of SARA Portal Agency. The Commission is the interstate point of contact for SARA questions, complaints, and other communications.B. Delegation to Secretary. Except as otherwise provided by this chapter, the Commission delegates to the Secretary the authority to act on its behalf with respect to all matters concerning SARA.C. Reporting by the Commission. In the manner required under SARA, the Comm
13b.02.05.02.htm 13B.02.05.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Accredited” means holding institutional accreditation by name as a U.S.based institution from an accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.2) “Commission” means the Maryland Higher Education Commission.. 3) “Council” means the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.. 4) “C-RAC guidelines” mean the Interregional Guide
13b.02.05.03.htm 13B.02.05.03. 03 Scope.. This chapter does not affect the obligations of in-State SARA institutions to seek and obtain institutional and programmatic reviews and approvals from the Commission under Education Article, §11-202 and 11-206, Annotated Code of Maryland.
13b.02.05.04.htm 13B.02.05.04. 04 Approval of In-State Institutions to Participate in SARA.. A. An in-State institution seeking approval to participate in SARA shall submit an application to the Commission in a form prescribed by the Secretary.B. The Secretary shall, upon receipt of an in-State institution’s complete application to participate in SARA, approve the application if:1) The applicant is an in-State institution approved by the Commission to operate in Maryland;. 2) Programs offered by th
13b.02.05.05.htm 13B.02.05.05. 05 Annual Renewal of Approval of In-State Institutions to Participate in SARA.. A. An in-State SARA institution shall apply to the Commission annually, in a form prescribed by the Secretary, to renew its participation in SARA.B. The Secretary shall approve the renewal application if the in-State SARA institution continues to meet the requirements set forth in Regulation .04B of this chapter.C. An in-State institution approved to participate in SARA on provisional s
13b.02.05.06.htm 13B.02.05.06. 06 Annual Fees for In-State Institutions to Participate in SARA.. A. An in-State institution shall pay annually the SARA application and renewal fees set forth in this regulation.B. Fees to the Commission.. 1) For institutions with less than 2,500 full-time equivalent enrollment, the annual, nonrefundable fee due to the Commission shall be $2,000.2) For institutions with between 2,500 and 9,999 full-time equivalent enrollment, the annual, nonrefundable fee due to the Co
13b.02.05.07.htm 13B.02.05.07. 07 Student Complaints Against In-State SARA Institutions.. A. Scope.. 1) This regulation applies to SARA distance education provided by in-State SARA institutions to students residing in Maryland, and to students residing in other states.2) This regulation does not affect or limit the rights of students or of the State to pursue other remedies available under the law, including the Maryland Consumer Protection Act.B. A student who receives SARA distance education
13b.02.05.08.htm 13B.02.05.08. 08 Termination of an In-State Institution’s Participation in SARA.. A. If the Secretary finds that an in-State SARA institution fails to meet the requirements of this chapter, the Secretary may:1) Issue a notice of deficiencies to the institution; or. 2) If the institution meets the requirements of Regulation .04C of this chapter, permit the institution to participate in SARA on provisional status, subject to the requirements of Regulation .04D of B. Within 20 days of rece
13b.02.05.09.htm 13B.02.05.09. 09 Administrative Review of SARA Decisions.. A. If the Secretary issues a decision to deny an institution’s application to participate in SARA, to deny its renewal application under SARA, or to terminate its participation in SARA, the president of the institution may, within 10 days of issuance of the Secretary’s decision, notify the Commission that the institution seeks the Commission’s review of the Secretary’s decision.B. If the president of the institution does not no
13b.02.05.9999.htm 13B.02.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date: December 21, 2015 (42:25 Md. R. 1545).
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