Ongoing Compliance Activities
Academic leaders including deans, department chairs, school directors, faculty program directors or coordinators, and others responsible for academic programming and related activities (e.g., leadership responsible for student admissions, new program approvals, distance learning, regional campus and corporate education, and international and global affairs), play a particularly central role in ensuring ongoing compliance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement as well as commission polices posted on the SACSCOC website.
Key SACSCOC policies and other resources that should be reviewed regularly are listed below:
- Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundation for Quality Enhancement
- Accrediting Decisions of Other Agencies
- Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure
- Advertising, Student Recruitment, and Representation of Accredited Status
- Agreements Involving Joint and Dual Academic Awards
- Direct Assessment Competency Based Education Programs
- Distance and Correspondence Education
- Quality and Integrity of Undergraduate Degrees
Academic leaders should also familiarize themselves with the university’s and SACSCOC’s policies and procedures on reporting substantive changes.