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2.3.6.p. Procedure: Southeastern Technical College Accreditation Reporting Standards

Introduction

Southeastern Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Associate Degrees.

In order to maintain accreditation with SACSCOC, the College is required to demonstrate compliance with the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement and to follow Commission Policies which are required courses of action to be followed by SACSCOC and its member institutions.

It is the responsibility of colleges accredited by SACSCOC to ensure all documents submitted to the Commission are candid and provide all relevant information.

Southeastern Technical College will provide SACSCOC access to its operations and complete, accurate, current, and timely information about the college's affairs, including reports of other accrediting, licensing, and auditing agencies as appropriate.

In addition, Southeastern Technical College notifies SACSCOC of changes in accordance with the SACSCOC Substantive Change Policy and, when required, seeks approval prior to the initiation of changes. SACSCOC is responsible for reviewing and when appropriate, approving all substantive changes that occur between the College's decennial reviews.

Sources:

TCSG Technical College Accreditation Reporting Standards Policy 2.3.6
TCSG Technical College Substantive Change Policy 2.3.5
STC SACSCOC Substantive Change Notification Procedure 2.3.5.p
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement and Commission Policies.

Responsibility:

In addition to the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness\SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison, responsibility for monitoring documents required for reporting is also designated to individuals responsible for other accrediting, licensing, and auditing agencies' reports. The appropriate documents are provided to the (VPIE\SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison) for processing before the VPIE officially submits the report to SACSCOC.

The Vice President for Administrative Services and the Executive Director of Student Affairs and Financial Aid are responsible for providing reports of auditing agencies to the VPIE/SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison.

Academic Deans are responsible for providing reports of other accrediting/licensing agencies to the VPIE/SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison.

Academic Deans are responsible for notifying the Vice President for Academic Affairs immediately when program\curriculum\additions\changes are being considered.

The Vice President for Academic Affairs is responsible for ensuring that program/curriculum substantive changes requiring approval prior to implementation are not initiated before SACSCOC approval is granted.

Upon approval of the President, the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness\SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison follows the appropriate procedure to submit the notification and supporting documentation to the President of SACSCOC within the required reporting time lines listed in the SACSCOC policy.

The President of Southeastern Technical College is ultimately responsible for ensuring this policy is implemented.

Adopted: March 08, 2017
Reviewed: August 20, 2018;
Revised: