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Compliance Audit Status Report

Compliance Certification Submitted to SACSCOC and Off-Site Reviewers on September 15, 2011.

After a slight delay due to Hurricane Irene, the University’s SACSCOC Compliance Certification for 2012 (self-study) was submitted to the Commission on Colleges and to the Off-Site Review Committee on September 15, 2011.  This document addressed 96 core requirements and comprehensive standards in SACSCOC’s Principles of Accreditation: Foundation for Quality Enhancement, numbered 550 pages in print and had 2,200 associated pieces of evidence.

This Off-Site Committee will review the Compliance Certification and meet in Atlanta on November 3-4, 2011 and develop the Off-Site Report which will identify any areas where the University is considered to be in non-compliance. 

The University expects to receive the Off-Site Report from the Commission in late November 2011.

 

Compliance Audit Drafts Submitted to Provost’s SACS Team – December 15, 2010

Efforts of eight Compliance Audit Teams, comprised of 75 faculty and staff members, culminated in the submission of draft reports to the Provost’s SACS Team for review on December 15, 2010.  Provost’s SACS Team members will review these drafts and provide feedback to the Compliance Audit Teams by January 15, 2011.  A final draft is due to the Staff on February 15, 2011, who will prepare the final version of the Compliance Certification by June 1, 2011.

Compliance Audit Teams Begin Work – August 10, 2010

SACS’ Compliance Audit Team Leads met with the Provost’s SACS Team to organize and initiate the fall 2010 process of developing draft reports for each of SACS Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement.  

The Compliance Certification document will be a comprehensive self-study documenting the University’s compliance with the 90 standards and requirements in the SACS Principles of Accreditation due to the SACS reviewers in September 2011. 

Leads will convene Compliance Audit Teams in the following areas:

Governance and Administration
Institutional Effectiveness
Academic Programs
Faculty
Library and Other Learning Resources
Student Affairs and Services
Financial Resources
Physical Resources


SACS Readiness Audit Team Complete Work - May 19, 2010

In preparation for the submission of the SACS’ Compliance Certification in September 2011, the Readiness Audit Team has been working this spring towards an initial review of the University’s compliance with each of SACS 90 Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement.  

SACS Readiness Audit Team Begin Work – February 24, 2010

In preparation for the submission of the SACS’ Compliance Certification in September 2011, the Readiness Audit Team has been organized to do an initial review of the University’s compliance with each of SACS 90 Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement. The Readiness Audit Team will work during the spring 2010 semester to (1) develop judgments regarding the degree of compliance with each of the standards: (2) outline of the narrative case to support the judgment of compliance; and, (3) identify all key evidence to support the case for compliance. The Team’s work is scheduled to be completed in mid-May and will be used by the Compliance Audit Teams in the fall to begin writing individual narratives for each standard. These drafts will be used to develop the final Compliance Certification document.

Name

Role

Department/College or Area

Marty Smith Sharpe

Team Lead

Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, Provost

Sara Morris

SACS Faculty Lead, Governance and Administration

Management, Business & Public Administration

Worth Pickering

Institutional Effectiveness Standards, QEP Liaison

Institutional Research and Assessment

Tisha Paredes

Institutional Effectiveness Standards, Staff

Assessment

Tricia Steen

SACS Substantive Change

Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Robert Wotowicz

Academic Program Standards

Deans Office, Arts & Letters

Gwen Lee-Thomas

Academic Program Standards

Ed. Foundations and Leadership, Education

Shayla Prince

Academic Program Standards

Dean’s Office, Education

Linda Vahala

Academic Program Standards

Dean’s Office, Engineering & Technology

Kim Sibson

Student Affairs and Services

Engineering Management, Engineering & Technology

Dick Gregory

Faculty Standards

Chemistry, Sciences

Ginny O’Herron

Library and Other Learning Resources

University Library

Glenda Humphreys

Finance and Physical Resources Standards

Human Resources

David Chase

Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Heather Huling

Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Sarah Daniel-Ash

 

Institutional Research and Assessment