SACSCOC institutions recently received an email indicating that there will be a vote in December 2023 on proposed changes to The Principles of Accreditation. Approximately a year ago these proposed changes were circulated to the membership and included changes to the principles and changes to the Resource Manual. This more recent communication only included changesContinue reading “Proposed Changes for SACSCOC”
Just the other day I answered a question about 14.5 and thought that it would make a good post. Then the same question popped up on one of the accreditation email lists with some excellent advice. Made me wonder if I needed to write it, but since I do regularly get questions on 14.5… UsuallyContinue reading “What is an institution to do with 14.5?”
Review committees come in all shapes and sizes and individual reviewers are somewhere on the spectrum between first-time team members and people who have been on more review committees than can be conveniently counted. The expectation that review committees get it right all the time is unrealistic so let’s talk about best practices when aContinue reading “What do you do when a review committee gets it wrong?”
Inside Higher Ed posted an interesting article about online instruction the other day. You can find it here. Even before the pandemic, students were voting with their class registrations, pushing institutions to increase online offerings, which brought about a decrease in face-to-face instruction. It is not difficult to meet the minimum requirements of your accreditor,Continue reading “Does online instruction help or hurt your IE metrics?”
Standard 8.2.a (Student Outcomes: educational programs) is one of the most common areas of non-compliance in the SACSCOC region. That makes sense since it is a complex standard that impacts nearly every corner of the academic division of an institution. It does not help when you get mixed signals about what is required to makeContinue reading “Mixed Signals on 8.2.a?”
Your strategic plan should be a living and breathing document, not collecting dust on a shelf.
SACSCOC guidance on 3.1.b is ambiguous.
It does not matter how your supporting documents are organized, just make sure they are.
When we are starting work with a new client on a large project, such as a 5th year report or a reaffirmation, we always ask about a style guide. This is important for a large document with multiple authors. The style guide controls how your institution’s name shows up in print (and how it isContinue reading “Do you have style?”
What should the class of 2025 be doing right now?