SACSCOC

2016 Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Part I:  Signatures Attesting to Integrity

Part II:  List of Substantive Changes Approved Since the Last Reaffirmation

Part III:  Compliance Certification

Core Requirements

  • 2.1-      Degree-granting Authority
  • 2.2 -     Governing Board
  • 2.3 -     Chief Executive Officer
  • 2.4 -     Institutional Mission
  • 2.5 -     Institutional Effectiveness
  • 2.6 -     Continuous Operation
  • 2.7.1 -   Program Length
  • 2.7.2 -   Program Content
  • 2.7.3 -   General Education
  • 2.7.4 -   Coursework for Degrees
  • 2.8 -      Faculty
  • 2.9 -      Learning Resources and Services
  • 2.10 -    Student Support Services
  • 2.11.1 - Financial Resources
  • 2.11.2 - Physical Resources
  • 2.12 -    Quality Enhancement Plan

Comprehensive Standards

  • 3.1.1 -     Mission
  • 3.2.1 -     Governance and Administration:  CEO Evaluation/Selection
  • 3.2.2 -     Governance and Administration: Governing Board Control
  • 3.2.2.1 -  Governance and Administration: Governing Board Control: Mission
  • 3.2.2.2 -  Governance and Administration: Governing Board Control: Fiscal Stability
  • 3.2.2.3 -  Governance and Administration: Governing Board Control: Institutional Policy
  • 3.2.3 -     Governance and Administration:  Board Conflict of Interest
  • 3.2.4 -     Governance and Administration:  External Influence
  • 3.2.5 -     Governance and Administration:  Board Dismissal
  • 3.2.6 -     Governance and Administration:  Board Administration / Distinction
  • 3.2.7 -     Governance and Administration:  Organizational Structure
  • 3.2.8 -     Governance and Administration:   Qualified Administrative / Academic Officers
  • 3.2.9 -     Governance and Administration:   Personnel Appointment
  • 3.2.10 -   Governance and Administration:   Administrative Staff Evaluations
  • 3.2.11 -   Governance and Administration:  Control of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • 3.2.12 -   Governance and Administration:   Fund-raising Activities
  • 3.2.13 -   Governance and Administration:  Institution Related Entities
  • 3.2.14 -   Governance and Administration:   Intellectual Property Rights
  • 3.3.1 -     Institutional Effectiveness
  • 3.3.1.1 -  Institutional Effectiveness:  Educational Programs
  • 3.3.1.2 -  Institutional Effectiveness:  Administrative Support Services
  • 3.3.1.3 -  Institutional Effectiveness:  Academic and Student Support Services
  • 3.3.1.4 -  Institutional Effectiveness:  Research
  • 3.3.1.5 -  Institutional Effectiveness:  Community / Public Service
  • 3.3.2 -     Quality Enhancement Plan
  • 3.4.1 -     Educational Programs:  All:  Academic Program Approval
  • 3.4.2 -     Educational Programs:  All:  Continuing Education / Service Programs
  • 3.4.3 -     Educational Programs:  All:  Admission Policies
  • 3.4.4 -     Educational Programs:  All:  Acceptance of Academic Credit
  • 3.4.5 -     Educational Programs:  All:  Academic Policies
  • 3.4.6 -     Educational Programs:  All:  Practices for Awarding Credit
  • 3.4.7 -     Educational Programs:  All:  Consortial Relationships / Contractual Agreements
  • 3.4.8 -     Educational Programs:  All:  Noncredit to Credit
  • 3.4.9 -     Educational Programs:  All:  Academic Support Services
  • 3.4.10 -   Educational Programs:  All:  Responsibility for Curriculum
  • 3.4.11 -   Educational Programs:  All:  Academic Program Coordination
  • 3.4.12 -   Educational Programs:  All:  Technology Use
  • 3.5.1 -     Educational Programs:  Undergraduate:  General Education Competencies
  • 3.5.2 -     Educational Programs:  Undergraduate:  Institutional Credits for a Degree
  • 3.5.3 -     Educational Programs:  Undergraduate:  Undergraduate Program Requirements
  • 3.5.4 -     Educational Programs:  Undergraduate:  Terminal Degrees of Faculty
  • 3.6.1 -     Educational Programs:  Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate:  Post-Baccalaureate Program Rigor
  • 3.6.2 -     Educational Programs:  Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate:  Graduate Curriculum
  • 3.6.3 -     Educational Programs:  Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate:  Institutional Credits for a Graduate Degree
  • 3.6.4 -     Educational Programs:  Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate:  Post-Baccalaureate Program Requirements
  • 3.7.1 -     Faculty:  Faculty Competance
  • 3.7.2 -     Faculty:  Faculty Evaluation
  • 3.7.3 -     Faculty   Faculty Development
  • 3.7.4 -     Faculty:  Academic Freedom
  • 3.7.5 -     Faculty:  Faculty Role in Governance
  • 3.8.1 -     Library and Other Learning Resources:  Learning / Information Resources
  • 3.8.2 -     Library and Other Learning Resources:  Instruction of Library Use
  • 3.8.3 -     Library and Other Learning Resources:  Qualified Staff
  • 3.9.1 -     Student Affairs and Services:  Student Rights
  • 3.9.2 -     Student Affairs and Services:  Student Records
  • 3.9.3 -     Student Affairs and Services:  Qualified Staff
  • 3.10.1 -   Financial Resources:  Financial Stability
  • 3.10.2 -   Financial Resources:  Financial Aid Audits
  • 3.10.3 -   Financial Resources:  Control of Finances
  • 3.10.4 -   Financial Resources:  Control of Sponsored Research / External Funds
  • 3.11.1 -   Physical Resources:  Control of Physical Resources
  • 3.11.2 -   Physical Resources:  Institutional Environment
  • 3.11.3 -   Physical Resources:  Physical Facilities
  • 3.12 -      Substantive Change
  • 3.13 -      Policy Compliance
  • 3.13.1 -   Policy Compliance:  Accrediting Decisions of Other Agencies
  • 3.13.2 -   Policy Compliance:  Collaborative Academic Arrangements:  Policy and Procedures
  • 3.13.3 -   Policy Compliance:  Complaint Procedures Against the Commission or Its Accredited Institutions
  • 3.13.4.a - Policy Compliance:  Reaffirmation of Accreditation and Subsequent Reports
  • 3.13.4.b - Policy Compliance:  Reaffirmation of Accreditation and Subsequent Reports
  • 3.13.5.a - Policy Compliance:  Separate Accreditation for Units of a Member Institution
  • 3.13.5.b - Policy Compliance:  Separate Accreditation for Units of a Member Institution
  • 3.14 -       Representation of Status with the Commission:  Publication of Accreditation Status

Federal Requirements

  • 4.1 -      Student Achievement
  • 4.2 -      Program Curriculum
  • 4.3 -      Publication of Policies
  • 4.4 -      Program Length
  • 4.5 -      Student Complaints
  • 4.6 -      Recruitment Materials
  • 4.7 -      Title IV Program Responsibilities
  • 4.8.1 -   Verification of Student Identity in Distance or Correspondence Education
  • 4.8.2 -   Written Procedure for Distance and Correspondence Education Student's Privacy
  • 4.8.3 -   Written Procedure for Projected Additional Student Charges
  • 4.9 -      Definition of Credit Hours

Part IV:  Institutional Summary Form

Part V:  Organizational Chart

Part VI:  2014 - 2015 Undergraduate Catalog

Part VII:  2014 - 2015 Graduate Catalog