PROV-021: Substantive Change for Regional AccreditationDate: 10/08/2012 Status: Final
Facilitates compliance with the substantive change policy of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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As a regionally accredited institution of higher education, the University is responsible for compliance with the substantive change requirements of the U.S. Department of Education as outlined in 34 C.F.R. § 602.22. Regional accrediting bodies, such as SACSCOC, are tasked with ensuring institutional compliance with these federal requirements. The SACSCOC policy statement, “Substantive Change for Accredited Institutions of the Commission on Colleges,” outlines institutional responsibilities related to the reporting of substantive change.
The University’s SACSCOC liaison is responsible for:
- Familiarizing herself with the SACSCOC policy on substantive change; and
- Assisting the University in complying with the SACSCOC policy on substantive change.
School accrediation liaisons are responsible for:
- Familiarizing themselves with this policy, the SACSCOC policy on substantive change and the procedures outlined in “Review and Approval Processes Related to Academic Programs and Academic Organization.”