Committee Resources
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Substantive Changes

Committee Resources

The following tools are intended to assist current and future review committee members in the very important work of institutional review.  The concept of peer review is a cornerstone of the accreditation process.  As such, the Commission relies upon the expertise, experience, and professional judgment of its evaluators to collectively determine member institutions’ compliance with the Principles of Accreditation and, thereby, assure the quality and integrity of programs and services supporting student learning. 

Becoming an Evaluator

How to Become an Evaluator

Committee Members - FAQ

Ethical Obligations of Evaluators

Ethical Obligations of Members of SACSCOC Board of Trustees

Resources for All Committee Members

Handbook for Review Committees

Principles of Accreditation, 2012 edition

Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement (Updated February 2013)
This Manual is a companion piece to the 2012 Principles of Accreditation, providing guidance to applicant, candidate, and member institutions as well as to evaluation committees of the Commission.

Commission Policies

Analyzing a Case for Compliance

Guidelines for Writing Comments for Committee Reports

Request for Justifying and Documenting Qualifications of Faculty

Expense Voucher

Travel Agency Information

Resources for Committee Chairs

Information Outline for a Committee Visit

Chair Response Form

Administrative Expenses of the Chair/Secretary

Evaluation of Committee Member

OffSite Compliance Summary Checksheet Track A

OffSite Compliance Summary Checksheet Track B

Committee Report Forms

Report of the Candidacy Committee

Report of the Accreditation Committee

Report of the Reaffirmation Committee (Revised Jan 2012, Updated May 2016)  Same form used by both Off-Site and On-Site Committees

Report of the Reaffirmation Committee 2019 (Revised May 2016, Effective Class of 2019)  Same form used by both Off-Site and On-Site Committees

Directions for Reaffirmation Report (Updated Sep 2011)

Off-Site Review Analysis Worksheet

Report Forms for Substantive Change Committees

  Branch campus
  Change in governance
  Distance education / electronic expansion
  Level change (higher level)
  Merger/consolidation non-SACSCOC entities
  Merger/consolidation SACSCOC entities
  Off-campus site (not a branch campus)
  Program expansion (significant departure or move to lower level)
  Program expansion at a new off-campus site

Report of the Special Committee

Report of the On-Site Fifth-Year Review Committee—Reviewing New Sites Added since Last Reaffirmation (Old Form)

Report of the On-Site Fifth-Year Review Committee (new form – check with the appropriate SACSCOC Vice President as to which form to use)

Training Modules

SACSCOC Web-Based Training Modules


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