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NC SARA maintains updated state and institution membership applications. To ensure that the most current version is utilized when submitting an application, applications are available for download from the NC-SARA website at Apply and Renew.
Elisa Jaden facilitates the Academic Common Market, the Regional Contract program, the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and the Education Technology Cooperative. In this role, she tracks developments in state- and national-level policy related to state authorization, governance, program approval, accreditation, and licensure or related areas; then analyzes the potential impact of those developments and changes to provides intelligence to the regional SARA director, regional compact leaders, and relevant state and institutional authorities and personnel.
SREB’s Academic Common Market is a hub for states, universities and college students to share access to uncommon degree programs. Students whose states don’t offer the degree they want may find the program in another SREB state and be eligible to attend at in-state tuition rates.
This brochure outlines what the Academic Common Market is, what it isn’t, and how to determine eligibility.
State ACM Websites and Contacts
***Please contact your state ACM coordinator for application status updates***
Please note that submitting an inquiry through this site is not the same as submitting an ACM application. To apply for ACM status, you must complete and submit your home state’s ACM application to be certified as a resident. This inquiry only notifies your state contact of your interest in the ACM program.
Notice: As a result of the General Assembly of North Carolina’s Appropriations Act of 2011, North Carolina no longer participates in the Academic common Market.
Kimiya Munni joined the Southern Regional Education Board in 2019 as a research associate to the State Services team. In this role, she assists with researching education policies, monitoring and interpreting legislative actions and their effects, writing legislative reports, maintaining CRM database, and responding to stakeholder inquiries. Her experience includes working with Fulton County Schools and Innovations for Poverty Action. Kimiya holds a master of public policy from Georgia State University and a master of economics from the University of Dhaka.
Jeffrey Grove joined the Southern Regional Education Board in 2006 as a research associate to the state services team, where he brings nearly 20 years of experience working on issues of education policy and practice in the public education sector. He has contributed to numerous editions of SREB’s Legislative Report, addressed inquiries on education policies and legislation from policymakers and their staff in SREB states, and authored reports and briefs on current education issues.
Lee Posey is vice president of State Strategies. She joined the Southern Regional Education Board in 2017 as Director of Legislative Services. Prior to joining SREB, she worked for the National Conference of State Legislatures for 17 years. Her experience at NCSL included serving as federal affairs counsel with the NCSL standing committee on education. In that role, Lee represented state legislatures before the U.S. Congress and the president’s administration and conducted NCSL lobbying on federal education legislation.
SREB tracks and reports on actions on education issues by state lawmakers across the SREB region. Based on research and meetings with state leaders during their legislative sessions, issues of the Legislative Report detail recent governors’ proposals, bills and funding actions.
Legislators, governors’ staffs and other policy-makers often turn to SREB for the latest information on education issues.
In honor of the program’s dedication to being “more than a check and a handshake” to Ph.D. scholars and over 1,000 graduates, we’ve established the 2020 Campaign. We invite all program alumni and constituents to help raise $30,000 by December 31, 2020. If we make our goal, a donor has graciously offered to match with another $30,000. All funds raised will go to support the program’s professional development and service grant funds.
Every penny goes to support scholars and graduates like yourself, and all donations are tax-deductible.
Increasing Faculty Diversity
More than one-third of America’s college students are people of color. But racial and ethnic minorities make up only small fractions of college faculty. Nationwide, about 5 percent of faculty are African-American, about 3 percent are Hispanic and about 1 percent are Native American. The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program is working to change that.