As a Maryland public institution of higher education, 博悦注册 is committed to operating in compliance with all state regulations for its distance education programs as well as its on-the-ground activities.
国家授权 Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)
的 National Council for 国家授权 Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) worked with various states to develop the 国家授权 Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). SARA allows participating colleges and universities to provide online courses and conduct certain activities outside of their home state without having to seek approval from state higher education regulatory entities. 49个州和华盛顿特区.C.，已加入SARA (SARA州). 加州没有. 欲了解更多信息， 访问NC-SARA的网站.
成为SARA的成员, the regional education board or compact and home state of an institution must approve participation in SARA. 马里兰州是批准的SARA州. In addition, the institution must be approved by NC-SARA. In June, 2021, NC-SARA approved institutional participation for BSU.
的 马里兰州高等教育委员会(MHEC) Department of Program Review and Compliance (Department) oversees the quality, 完整性, and diversity of postsecondary programs in Maryland for the benefit of students and consumers. 的 MHEC is also responsible for the academic 完整性 of higher education in Maryland, including ensuring that complaint processes are available for students enrolled in institutions overseen by the Department.
的 MHEC serves as the “State Portal Agency” responsible for implementing the SARA, which includes ensuring that the complaint procedures for 莎拉机构 are available and implemented for students, 根据需要.
投诉的解决, apply to interstate distance education programs offered by participating 莎拉机构 其他SARA州的学生. Only those complaints resulting from distance education courses offered by participating institutions 其他SARA州的学生 come under the terms of the agreement.
的 MHEC will investigate and resolve allegations of dishonest or fraudulent activity by a provider, including the provision of false or misleading information. In addition to dealing with alleged fraudulent activity. 的 MHEC shall also investigate and resolve complaints that an institution is operating a course or program contrary to practices set forth in the C-RAC Guidelines in such a way that a student is harmed.
Complaints about a SARA institution’s in-state operations are to be resolved under the state’s provisions for handling complaints.
- Access the Bowie State’s student concerns form.
- If the institutional complaint process is not exhausted, the the complaint is referred to the institution.
- If the institutional complaint process has been exhausted, MHEC asks students to submit a written complaint form, 其他信息和发布.
- Institution submits additional information and suggest an appropriate resolution.
- MHEC and the instituion negotiate in good faith to resolve the complaint.
访问 the MHEC Department of Academic Affairs webpage 欲了解更多信息.
BSU is authorized to offer distance education in all SARA states and is offering distance education in compliance with all other states' laws. 像这样, the university is also offering distance education in compliance with the Department of Education's Title IV state authorization requirements. 居住州的变化, 因此, shall not impact Title IV eligibility for students taking courses via distance education.