Administrative Procedure: Professional Licensure Programs: Determining Student Location and Student Disclosures

Administrative Procedure: SYS 121


Related Policy: UW System Administrative Policy 121



A. Purpose:

This procedure outlines required actions of stakeholders across the university to comply with the new federal requirements outlined in 34 CFR § 668.43 as outlined in UW System Administrative Policy 121 (SYS 121) by July 1, 2020.

The federal regulations require that for all academic programs, universities must determine the location of the student enrolled in the program and the subsequent requirement to notify students if professional licensure requirements in the states where they reside are being met by the curriculum of the program. The Office of the Provost and academic programs leading to professional licensure will be involved in managing the ongoing process as necessary.

B. Definitions:

C. Determination of Student Location:

For individual professional licensure disclosures, student location for brick-and-mortar students is determined by the “local address” field within the university’s Student Information System (PASS); however, if this field in not populated, the “home address” field shall be used to determine the student’s location. For distance education students enrolled through the Office of Professional Program Support, the “mailing address” field within PASS shall be used to determine the student’s location. If no mailing address is provided, the “home address” field shall be used to determine the student’s location. All students are prompted to update their address information in PASS each term; brick-and-mortar students within the activity guide at textbook pickup, and distance education students upon entering into a registration agreement.

D.  General Disclosures to Prospective and Current Students:

Disclosures related to programs that lead to professional licensure will be located on the disclosures page of the university website here: https://www.uwplatt.edu/disclosures, and will be maintained by the director of the Office of Ethics and Compliance in consultation with the Assistant Provost. It is recommended that webpages and marketing materials for programs that lead to professional licensure include a link to this webpage.

E.  Individual Disclosures to Prospective and Current Students:

Individual disclosures must be in writing (email, letter, or printed on program documents) and be provided to current and prospective students in the following circumstances:

Based on input from the departments required to provide individual disclosures, it is agreed that the program chairs, or designees, shall provide individual disclosures to all students, regardless of location, upon initial enrollment into the program and in the circumstance outlined herein. Individual disclosure language should align with the general disclosure language. Individual disclosures must be provided to students at or prior to registration for the term in which the student initially enrolls into the program.

F.  Ongoing Management of Process:

The Office of the Provost and the academic program chairs are responsible for ongoing oversight and updates to program disclosures. Updates to the procedure document shall be managed by the director of the Office of Ethics and Compliance in consultation with stakeholders identified herein.


HISTORY

Procedure effective July 1, 2020 to support compliance with new federal regulations effective July 1, 2020. Program procedures were prepared with input from program chairs, registrar and assistant registrar, assistant provost, the director of the Office of Ethics and Compliance, and the assistant dean and stakeholders from the Center for Distance Learning (Office of Professional Program Support).

5/26/21 - The Center for Distance Learning has become the Office of Professional Program Support. Technical updates made to reflect this change.



SCHEDULED REVIEW 

Process to be reviewed next in 2022 by the Office of the Provost, Office of the Registrar, and the Office of Ethics and Compliance.