Substantive Change Workshop
The Substantive Change Workshop is an opportunity to learn the principles and select advanced topics of substantive change from a SACSCOC staff member. It’s an ideal introduction for new liaisons and a refresher for those with experience.
Learning objectives are:
- to know what constitutes a substantive change;
- to assess substantive change in an institution-specific context;
- to learn how to develop a plan for monitoring and reporting substantive change;
- to understand the substantive change review process;
- to know the principal types of substantive change such as program closures and teach-outs, level changes, new programs, off-campus instructional sites, and more;
- to learn how to make and document determinations of “significant departure;” and
- to learn best practices for writing prospectuses and notifications.
- academic affairs staff members,
- faculty members,
- or others with substantive change responsibilities.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, no face-to-face workshops are scheduled for fall 2020. If conditions allow, two in-person workshops will be held in spring 2021. Information will be available on this webpage as soon as a decision is made.
In the meantime, take advantage of the live and on-demand substantive change webinars. Registration and playback links are on the substantive change webpage.