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Substantive Changes

Committee Member Training Workshops

Currently, the Commission facilitates face-to-face training workshops for peer evaluators in the following review areas:

Additional evaluator training workshops on existing and new topics are currently being developed and will be offered in 2017.

Academic Evaluators

The training workshop for Academic peer evaluators is designed to focus on: 1) the intent and structure (compliance components) of selected Principles of Accreditation related to Educational Programs and Faculty, 2) professional judgment to analytically interpret and apply the Principles, and 3) the characteristics of a valid, clear, and constructive committee report. The workshop follows a highly interactive format by simulating a focused, scaled-down off-site review experience. The participants are expected to complete a case-study assignment prior to the workshop.

Currently, Academic evaluator workshops are “by-invitation only” and only open to individuals who are listed in the SACSCOC Peer Evaluator Registry as Academic evaluators but have no or relatively limited experience in serving on evaluation committees. There are no fees for attending these workshops; however, participants are responsible for lodging/travel costs. The following Academic evaluator training workshops are scheduled for 2017:

  • March 24, 2017 (Track A institutions)
    • Atlanta, GA
  • July 2017 (Tracks A and B institutions)
    • 2017 SACSCOC Summer Institute | Atlanta, GA (please note that registration for the Summer Institute is required)
  • Fall 2017
    • Regional workshop (TBD)
  • December 2017 (Tracks A and B institutions)
    • 2017 SACSCOC Annual Meeting | Atlanta, GA (please note that registration for the Annual Meeting is required)

For more information about the Academic peer evaluator training workshop, please contact Dr. Alexei G. Matveev, Director of Training and Research, at amatveev@sacscoc.org.

Finance Evaluators

The Finance evaluator training module provides detail and insight into finance standards. An emphasis is placed on acceptable documentation, and the interpretation of that documentation using professional judgment.  Examples of financial analysis are provided along with writing samples to guide the Finance evaluator's approach to interpretation and application of the Principles.

Training opportunities for current and prospective Finance peer evaluators are offered in conjunction with the SACSCOC Annual Meetings as two-hour sessions (separate sessions for public and private institutions). These sessions are open to all finance officers attending the Annual Meeting. In addition, training for Finance evaluators are periodically offered at the SACUBO and other professional meetings for finance officers.

For more information about training for Finance peer evaluators, please contact Ms. Donna Barrett, Director of Institutional Finance, at dbarrett@sacscoc.org.

Institutional Effectiveness (IE) Evaluators

The day-long training workshop for IE peer evaluators is designed to focus on: 1) the intent and structure (compliance components) of selected Principles of Accreditation related to Institutional Effectiveness, 2) professional judgment to analytically interpret and apply the Principles, and 3) the characteristics of a valid, clear, and constructive committee report. The workshop follows a highly interactive format by simulating a focused, scaled-down off-site review experience. The participants are expected to complete a comprehensive case-study assignment prior to the workshop.

Currently, IE evaluator workshops are “by-invitation only” and only open to individuals who are listed in the SACSCOC Peer Evaluator Registry as IE evaluators but have no or relatively limited experience in serving on evaluation committees. There are no fees for attending these workshops; however, participants are responsible for lodging/travel costs. The following IE evaluator training workshops are scheduled for 2017:

  • March 17, 2017
    • Trident Technical College | North Charleston, SC
  • Fall 2017
    • Regional workshop(s) (TBD)
  • December 2017
    • 2017 SACSCOC Annual Meeting | Atlanta, GA (please note that registration for the Annual Meeting is required)

For more information about the IE peer evaluator training workshop, please contact Dr. Alexei G. Matveev, Director of Training and Research, at amatveev@sacscoc.org.

Library/Learning Resources Evaluators

The day-long training workshop for Library/Learning Resources peer evaluators is designed to focus on: 1) the intent and structure (compliance components) of selected Principles of Accreditation related to library and learning/resources, 2) professional judgment to analytically interpret and apply the Principles, and 3) the characteristics of a valid, clear, and constructive committee report. The workshop follows a highly interactive format by simulating a focused, scaled-down off-site review experience. The participants are expected to complete a case-study assignment prior to the workshop.

Currently, Library evaluator workshops are “by-invitation only” and only open to individuals who are listed in the SACSCOC Peer Evaluator Registry as Library/Learning Resources evaluators but have no or relatively limited experience in serving on evaluation committees. There are no fees for attending these workshops; however, participants are responsible for lodging/travel costs. The following workshops are scheduled for 2017:

  • March 31, 2017
    • Lipscomb University | Nashville, TN
  • Fall 2017
    • Regional workshop (TBD)

For more information about the Library/Learning Resources peer evaluator training workshop, please contact Dr. Alexei G. Matveev, Director of Training and Research, at amatveev@sacscoc.org.

 

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