Stamp of Accreditation

The SACSCOC Board of Trustees approved the use of a Stamp of Accreditation for all institutions it accredits.  This Stamp signifies to the public that the institution has successfully demonstrated compliance with all of the Principles of Accreditation and assures the educational quality and effectiveness of the institution. The terms of use are included in […]

Differentiated Review Process

All institutions accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
(SACSCOC) are required to undergo a review for reaffirmation of accreditation every ten (10) years. After
being granted initial accreditation, new member institutions will be reviewed for reaffirmation of
accreditation after five (5) years, then every ten (10) years thereafter. While maintaining the rigor associated
with the reaffirmation of accreditation process, member institutions may participate in a Differentiated
Review Process if they meet eligibility requirements. The reaffirmation review occurs in accordance with
procedures outlined in pertinent SACSCOC documents including handbooks and other policies (see the
Principles of Accreditation and the “Handbook for Institutions Seeking Reaffirmation of Accreditation”).
The differentiated review process will include compiling and submitting a modified Compliance
Certification, documenting compliance with the Principles of Accreditation, and submitting a Quality
Enhancement Plan for review by evaluation committees. The Differentiated Review Process includes offsite and on-site reviews and institutions document fewer The Principles of Accreditation standards during
the initial process (institutions may need to address additional standards based on reports or supplemental
information discovered). Institutions may not participate in the Differentiated Review process for two
consecutive decennial reaffirmation of accreditation processes.

Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals for the 2024 Annual Meeting Deadline: Monday, May 20, 2024 at 2:00 pm (Eastern Time) We are excited to announce the Call for Proposals for our 2024 SACSCOC Annual Meeting. Set against the backdrop of the bustling city of Austin, Texas, we invite you to consider contributing to the conference by submitting […]

Call for Proposals

2023 SACSCOC Annual Meeting Orlando, FL | December 2 – 5 This year’s conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, the world’s epicenter  for theme parks.  A quote from the founder of the city’s most notable theme park, Walt Disney, was viewed by the members of the Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee as an appropriate […]

Information from the SACSCOC Board of Trustees Meeting

M E M O R A N D U M TO:                SACSCOC Membership FROM:           Belle S. Wheelan, President, SACSCOC DATE:            December 11, 2020 SUBJECT:      Information from the SACSCOC Board of Trustees Meeting Greetings one and all!!  As has become my practice, I am writing to share with you updates from the December meeting of the […]

Off-Site Reaffirmation Committee Member Information

Thank you for agreeing to serve as a member of the Off-Site Reaffirmation Committee. This site contains materials to help you prepare for the work ahead and useful resources that will assist you as you begin your reviews. Before reading any further, make this webpage one of your Favorites, so that you can quickly and […]

Recent Changes

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Web Training Modules Resources

Some of the links in the Resources portion of the Training Modules are out of date. Below you will find the Updated links for the resources listed. Overall The Principles for Accreditation Handbook for Review Committees Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation Guidelines for Writing Comments for Committee Reports Analyzing the Case for Compliance […]

Committee Member Training Workshops

Currently, the Commission facilitates virtual and face-to-face training workshops for peer evaluators in the following review areas: Unless otherwise noted, evaluator training workshops are “by-invitation only” and only open to individuals who are listed in the SACSCOC Peer Evaluator Registry as evaluators but have no or relatively limited experience in serving on evaluation committees. There […]