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  • Title: Commission on Colleges
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. |.. FAQs.. Site Map.. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.. is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America and other international sites approved by the Commission on Colleges that award associate, baccalaureate, master s, or doctoral degrees.. The Commission also accepts applications from other international institutions of higher education.. Mission Statement:.. The mission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools  ...   of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has six core values.. They are:.. Integrity.. Continuous Quality Improvement.. Peer Review/Self-regulation.. Accountability.. Student Learning.. Transparency.. Click on a state to view current COC Accredited and Candidate Colleges Universities.. For additional information relating to Colleges and Universities,.. please click here.. July 21-24, 2013.. Hilton, Daytona Beach, FL.. Click here for additional information.. 2012 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.. 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033 (404)679-4500 Fax: (404)679-4558.. Contact Us.. Site by AirTight Design.. Files with the symbol above require Adobe Acrobat Reader.. Click on the Adobe Icon above, to download a free copy of Acrobat Reader..

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  • Title: faqs
    Descriptive info: faqs.. Frequently Asked Questions.. Below are a number of Frequently Asked Questions.. Please click on the question and the answer will be displayed.. Some questions will take you directly to the page that deals with the question.. If you do not see your question below, please.. click here.. ACCREDITATION.. What is accreditation?.. How can I determine if an institution is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)?.. Are branch campuses, online programs, distance learning programs, and instructional sites included in the grant of accreditation to an institution by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)?.. What is the difference between regional, national and specialized accreditation?.. Where can I find the accreditation standards and policies of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges?.. How does an institution become accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges?.. What standards must an institution meet in  ...   the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accredit online institutions?.. COMPLAINTS.. How can I file a complaint against an institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)?.. EVALUATION COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP.. How do I get on an evaluation committee?.. FACULTY QUALIFICATIONS.. How can I teach in a member institution?.. MEETINGS, WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES.. For questions about the annual meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in December of each year.. For questions about the Summer Institute in July of each year,.. MEMBERSHIP.. What standards must an institution meet in order to gain or maintain accreditation.. ?.. SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE.. What is a substantive change and how should it be handled?.. TRANSCRIPTS.. Does the Commission on Colleges have access to College transcripts?.. TRANSFER OF CREDITS.. Will my credits transfer or enable me to attend graduate school?.. For any question that were not answered above, please click here..

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  • Title: Commission on Colleges
    Descriptive info: About the Commission.. Welcome from the President.. Commission Organization and Elected Members.. General Information on the Accreditation Process.. Commission Staff Roster.. Strategic Plan.. Employment Opportunities.. Accrediting Standards.. Accreditation Actions Disclosure Statements.. Announcements Other News.. Application Information.. Committee Resources.. Institutional Resources.. Meetings Events.. Annual Meeting.. The Institute on Quality Enhancement and Accreditation.. Membership Directory.. Policies Publications.. Policies, Guidelines, Good Practices and Position Statements.. Handbooks.. Proceedings and Annual Reports.. Publication Order Form.. Index of Documents.. Recent Changes to Web Site.. Substantive Changes.. Links.. Third Party Comments..

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  • Title: Commission on Colleges
    Descriptive info: About The Commission.. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the recognized regional accrediting body in the eleven U.. S.. Southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) and in Latin America for those institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degrees.. The Commission on Colleges' Board of Trustees is the  ...   accreditation process.. To gain or maintain accreditation with the Commission on Colleges, an institution must comply with the standards contained in the.. Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement.. and with the.. policies.. and procedures of the Commission on Colleges.. The Commission on Colleges applies the requirements of its.. Principles.. to all applicant, candidate, and member institutions, regardless of type of institution (public, private for-profit, private not-for-profit)..

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  • Title: Commission on Colleges
    Descriptive info: and with the policies and procedures of the Commission on Colleges.. Listed below are five documents:.. 1.. The 2012 Edition of the.. Principles of Accreditation: Foundation for Quality Enhancement.. (adopted December 2011 and effective January 1, 2012).. 2.. The 2010 Edition of the.. (adopted December 2009 and effective January 1, 2010).. 3.. The 2008 Edition of the.. Principles Of Accreditation:  ...   4.. The 2007 Interim Edition of the.. (adopted December 2006 and effective January 1, 2007).. 5.. The 2002-2006 Edition of the.. (adopted December 2001 and effective January 1, 2004).. 6.. The 1997-2003 Edition of the.. Criteria for Accreditation.. ,.. standards in effect until the implementation of the.. Principles of Accreditation.. in January 2004 (adopted December 1984 and effective 1987 through 2003)..

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  • Title: Commission on Colleges
    Descriptive info: June 2013 Accreditation Actions and Public Disclosure Statements.. (Updated 07/09/2013).. December 2012 Accreditation Actions and Public Disclosure Statements.. (Updated 06/27/2013)..

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  • Title: Commission on Colleges
    Descriptive info: Announcements and Other News.. Final report of the Commission on the Regulation of Postsecondary Distance Education.. (Added 04/12/13)..

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  • Title: Applicant Process
    Descriptive info: Applicant Process.. The procedure for achieving initial membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is found in the policy entitled.. Accreditation Procedures for Applicant Institutions.. The procedure for campuses of SACSCOC member institutions to secure separately-accredited status is found in the policy entitled.. Separate Accreditation for Units of a Member Institution.. The standards of the Commission on Colleges are found in.. The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement.. , which opens with a section on the mission, philosophy, and organization of SACSCOC.. The Handbook for Institutions Seeking Initial Accreditation.. describes the process of moving from Applicant to Candidate to Member institution.. Step #1 – The Pre-Applicant Workshop.. Prior to submitting an Application for Membership, all prospective applicants (including campuses of member institutions seeking separate accreditation) are.. required.. to attend a one-day Workshop for Pre-Applicants, which is designed to (1) review the procedures for attaining membership, (2) provide an understanding of the Commission on Colleges and its accreditation procedures, and (3) explain how to complete the application.. (.. Pre-Applicant Workshop Agenda.. ).. This workshop is held three times a year – in February, April, and October – at the Commission's office in Decatur, GA.. 2013-2014 Calendar of Workshop Dates.. Registration closes one week before the workshop.. Because workshop space is limited, institutions may register a maximum of two persons.. Registration Form: SACSCOC Pre-Applicant Workshop.. The registration fee includes all materials, lunch, and beverages throughout the day.. Information on hotels/motels in the area is included in the registration confirmation email.. All attendees at the Workshop for Pre-Applicants are.. invited.. to attend a one-day Institutional Effectiveness Workshop for Pre-Applicants, which is designed to illustrate how to write adequate narratives and appropriately document compliance with the three SACSCOC standards that have historically proven most difficult for applicants to address -- Core Requirement 2.. 5 and Comprehensive Standards 3.. 3.. 1 and 3.. 5.. 1.. Pre-Applicant Institutional Effectiveness Workshop Agenda.. ) This workshop is held three  ...   Alternative Approach.. 7.. 4: Documenting an Alternative Approach.. Distance and Correspondence Education.. Integrity and Accuracy in Institutional Representation.. Step #3 – The Candidacy Committee Visit.. If the Application for Membership presents a strong case for compliance for all of the applicable standards, a Candidacy Committee visit is authorized.. A Candidacy Committee visits the main campus and the institution s off-campus teaching sites.. The applicant institution pays for the Committee s visit.. The Committee s report (.. Report of the Candidacy Committee).. is reviewed by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees at its next meeting.. The Board meets in June and in December.. A description of the Board s decision-making process can be found in the policy entitled.. Standing Rules:.. SACSCOC Board of Trustees.. , Executive Council, and the College Delegate Assembly.. Note: The process for separate accreditation of a unit of a SACSCOC member institution does.. not.. include a Candidacy visit.. See.. Step #4 – The Accreditation Committee Visit.. When the SACSCOC Board of Trustees awards Candidacy status, it also authorizes an Accreditation Committee visit.. Candidacy status is awarded for four years, but an Accreditation Committee must visit the institution early enough so that its report is reviewed by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees no later than 24 months after the Board has awarded Candidacy.. If membership is not awarded at that time, a second Accreditation Committee will visit the institution so that its report is reviewed by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees no later than 48 months after the Board has awarded Candidacy.. In preparation for the Accreditation Committee visit, the institution completes a Compliance Certification (.. Compliance Certification Document.. Templates for the Compliance Certification.. The Accreditation Committee visits the main campus and off-campus teaching sites.. The Candidate institution pays for the Committee s visit.. The Committee s report (.. Report of the Accreditation Committee.. ) will be reviewed by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees, which meets in June and in December.. Initial accreditation is awarded for five years..

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  • Title: Commission on Colleges
    Descriptive info: 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.. ,.. 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  ...   Information.. Resources for Committee Chairs.. Information Outline for a Committee Visit.. Chair Response Form.. Administrative Expenses of the Chair/Secretary.. Evaluation of Committee Member.. Committee Report Forms.. Report of the Candidacy Committee.. Report of the Reaffirmation Committee.. (Updated Jan 2012).. Same form used by both Off-Site and On-Site Committees.. Directions for Reaffirmation Report.. (Updated Sep 2011).. Off-Site Review Analysis Worksheet.. Report Form for the Substantive Change Committee--Level Change.. Report Form for the Substantive Change Committee--Program Expansion.. Report Form for the Substantive Change Committee--Mergers, Consolidations and Acquisitions.. (Also for Change of Control/Ownership/Governance and Legal Status).. Report Form for the Substantive Change Committee--New Sites and Electronic Expansion.. Report of the Special Committee.. Report of the On-Site Fifth-Year Review Committee.. —Reviewing New Sites Added since Last Reaffirmation.. Training Modules.. Finance Training Module.. Institutional Effectiveness Training Module.. Student Services Training Module..

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  • Title: Commission on Colleges
    Descriptive info: 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.. Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.. 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.. The Fifth-Year Interim Report: Information, Forms, and Timelines.. SACS/COC Joint Visit with the Association of Theological Schools at the time of Reaffirmation: Agreement and Documents.. 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 other Expenses.. (Revised Jan 2012).. Application for Member Institution Seeking Accreditation at a Higher or Lower Degree Level.. (Revised Feb 2013).. Institutional Summary Form Prepared for Commission Review.. (Added Sep 2009).. (Under Revision).. Faculty Roster Form.. (Updated Jan 2011).. Faculty Roster Instructions  ...   Enhancement Plans from 2004, 2005 and 2006 Reaffirmation classes.. (Updated April 2012).. Summaries of Quality Enhancement Plans from 2007 Track A Reaffirmation Class.. (Institutions with Undergraduate Programs Only) (Added Nov 2007).. Summaries of Quality Enhancement Plans from 2007 Track B Reaffirmation Class.. (Institutions with Graduate Programs) (Added Mar 2008).. Summaries of Quality Enhancement Plans from 2008 Track A Reaffirmation Class.. (Institutions with Undergraduate Programs Only) (Added Oct 2008).. Summaries of Quality Enhancement Plans from 2008 Track B Reaffirmation Class.. (Institutions with Graduate Programs) (Added Feb 2009).. Summaries of Quality Enhancement Plans from 2009 Track A Reaffirmation Class.. (Institutions with Undergraduate Programs Only) (Added Feb 2010).. Summaries of Quality Enhancement Plans from 2009 Track B Reaffirmation Class.. (Institutions with Graduate Programs) (Added Feb 2010).. Summaries of Quality Enhancement Plans from 2010 Track A Reaffirmation Class.. (Institutions with Undergraduate Programs Only) (Added Oct 2010).. Summaries of Quality Enhancement Plans from 2010 Track B Reaffirmation Class.. (Institutions with Graduate Programs) (Added April 2011).. Summaries of Quality Enhancement Plans from 2011 Track A Reaffirmation Class.. (Institutions with Undergraduate Programs Only) (Added Aug 2011).. Summaries of Quality Enhancement Plans from 2011 Track B Reaffirmation Class.. (Institutions with Graduate Programs) (Added Apr 2012).. Summaries of Quality Enhancement Plans from 2012 Track A Reaffirmation Class.. (Institutions with Undergraduate Programs Only) (Added Sep 2012).. Summaries of Quality Enhancement Plans from 2012 Track B Reaffirmation Class.. (Institutions with Graduate Programs) (Added Mar 2013).. THE FIFTH-YEAR INTERIM REPORT: INFORMATION, FORMS AND TIMELINES.. (Updated May 2012)..

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  • Title: Commission on Colleges
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