1A1. Agency Name:
New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education
1A2. Agency Description - Please review the description below and revise as appropriate (e.g., state executive agency, agency with appointed board, department or division within agency, etc.):
Pursuant to Governor Christie's Reorganization Plan 005-2011 http://www.nj.gov/highereducation/PDFs/005-2011.pdf) The Commission on Higher Education has been abolished, and the responsibilities, duties, and authorities of the former Commission have been transferred to the Secretary of Higher Education. Thus any institution (in- or out-of-state; public, independent, or proprietary) seeking to offer college credit-bearing coursework in New Jersey must be licensed by the New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education.
1A4. Who should institutions contact if they have questions about your agency’s authority, policies, or application process:
For questions about the agency's authority or policies, please use the contact information listed above.
For questions about either State Authorization for online programs or how to obtain licensure to offer college credit-bearing courses and degree programs in New Jersey please contact: Eric Taylor, Esq., Director of Licensure, (609) 984-3738, firstname.lastname@example.org
1C1. Other Agencies - According to our records, the following agencies also have responsibility for authorization in the state. Please correct, add to, or clarify this list of authorizing authorities as necessary. These agencies will also be requested to complete this survey:
The Center for Occupational Employment Information, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development