the Gilfus Education Group will be Attending the Presidents Forum.
On October 3rd, The Presidents’ Forum and the USDLA host “Debt and Disillusionment: Extending the Economic Advantages of Online Learning”. Discussion will focus on the issue of higher education cost containment to current and prospective learners with attention to the benefits offered by a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

At present, there is no alternative for institutions that are separately applying for state authorization to as many as 54 states and territories. SARA offers a process that not only supports the nation in its efforts to increase the education attainment of its citizens, but makes applying for state authorization much more efficient, effective, and uniform. All the while achieving a lesser financial cost for the states and institutions, and thereby the students they both serve.

Panel discussions will cover topics such as:

  • An introduction to “SARA”
  • Advancing the goals for degree attainment through reciprocity and cost containment
  • Personalized learning assessment and the technology and tools needed to reduce the cost of degree attainment
  • Advancing public policy that supports cost containment, educational innovation, and degree acquisition

All panel discussions will be followed by a question and answer period.

About the Presidents Forum

The Presidents’ Forum, hosted by Excelsior College, provides both traditional and non-traditional institutions the opportunity to exchange knowledge and perceptions of current models and tools for successful operation in an online environment.
The Presidents’ Forum has established an annual program to consider pressing issues affecting all sectors of higher education. And it is expected that, through the Forum, institutions will be assisted in enhancing their available resources through new partnerships, collaborations, and learning networks that support desired change in the structure of higher education.

The Forum will continue to seek opportunities to disseminate leadership learning through presentations at regional and national meetings of partner organizations and will maintain this Web site to share information, encourage appropriate change, and shape the focus of its continuing dialogue.

October 3, 2012
The Mayflower
1127 Connecticut Ave NW,
Washington, D.C.