University SACSCOC Accreditation
Tennessee Technological University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404- 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tennessee Technological University.
Reaffirmation of Accreditation Process
Every ten years Tennessee Tech undergoes a comprehensive self-evaluation process leading to reaffirmation of accreditation by the SACSCOC. Currently Tennessee Tech is preparing for reaffirmation of our accreditation in 2016. The reaffirmation process includes:
- Submission of a Compliance Certification
- Off-Site Peer Review of the Compliance Certification
- Submission of Quality Enhancement Plan
- Submission of Focused Report
- On-Site Peer Review on campus
- Submission of the Response to the Report of Reaffirmation Committee
- Review by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees
Tennessee Tech must document and demonstrate the university’s compliance with each of the Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards, and Federal Regulations as presented in the SACSCOC Principles.
The Quality Enhancement Plan is critical to the reaffirmation process. Each institution seeking reaffirmation of Accreditation is required to develop a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Engaging the wider academic community and addressing one or more issues that contribute to institutional improvement, the plan should be focused, succinct, and limited in length. The QEP must describe a carefully designed and focused course of action that addresses a well-defined topic or issue(s) related to enhancing student learning.