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Institutional Resources

This section deals primarily with COC-accredited institutions seeking reaffirmation of accreditation with the Commission. The Handbook for Institutions Seeking Reaffirmation of Accreditation provides information for institutions undergoing reaffirmation and can be ordered by using the Commission’s Publication Order Form accessed at “Policies, Guidelines, Good Practices, and Position Statements.” The “Substantive Change for Accredited Institutions of the Commission on Colleges” provides information for institutions undergoing a change of a substantive nature as defined in the policy. For institutions applying for membership with the Commission, access “Application information" by clicking here.

Other information, such as policies, procedures, and manuals, can be found by clicking onto Policies and Publications.

Documents and information in this section are divided into five parts: 

  • General Forms/Guidelines.  Documents and information that may be used in all or some types of Commission review.
  • Interpretations to the Principles of Accreditation as approved by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees
  • Reaffirmation: Documents, Policies, and Timelines
  • Quality Enhancement Plans: Lists and Summaries Since 2004
  • The Fifth-Year Interim Report: Information, Forms, and Timelines

Institutions should always refer to this Web site for the most updated forms and information being used in the review of institutions.

GENERAL FORMS/GUIDELINES

Dues, Fees and Expenses  (Edited March 2014, reformatted July 2014)

Application for Member Institution Seeking Accreditation at a Higher or Lower Degree Level (Revised Feb 2013)

Institutional Summary Form Prepared for Commission Reviews  (Revised Feb 2014)

Templates for the Compliance Certification (Added Sep 2009) (Under Revision)

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.

Faculty Roster Form (Updated Jan 2011)

Faculty Roster Instructions with sample (Updated Jan 2011)

Information Outline for a Committee Visit

Analyzing a Case for Compliance (Added Oct 2010)

Quality Enhancement Plan Guidelines (Added Jul 2012)


INTERPRETATIONS TO THE PRINCIPLES OF ACCREDITATION AS APPROVED BY THE SACSCOC BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Interpretation of Core Requirement 2.7.1 (Program Length) (approved June 2014)

Interpretation to Core Requirement 2.7.3 of the Principles (Added Feb 2010)


REAFFIRMATION: DOCUMENTS, POLICIES, AND TIMELINES

Compliance Certification Document (Revised Jan 2012)

Handbook for Institutions Seeking Reaffirmation (Updated Aug 2011)

Institutional Summary Form Prepared for Commission Reviews (Revised Feb 2014)

Templates for the Compliance Certification (Added Sep 2009)(Under Revision)

Faculty Roster Form (Updated Jan 2011)

Faculty Roster Instructions with sample (Updated Jan 2011)

The Accreditation Liaison (Edited Jan 2012)

Time Lines for Reaffirmation Tracks; 14, 15, 16 (Updated Oct 2013)

Dues, Fees and Expenses  (Edited March 2014)

 

Commission Policies Directly Related to Reaffirmation

Quality Enhancement Plans: Lists and Summaries Since 2004


THE FIFTH-YEAR INTERIM REPORT: INFORMATION, FORMS AND TIMELINES (Updated April 2014)


 

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