MASTER CALENDAR

 KEY DATES*  

What

When

SACS Orientation of Leadership Team in Nashville

December 2014

Compliance Certificate due to SACS

March 1, 2016

Off-Site SACS Committee Review of Compliance Certificate

April 19-22, 2016

Focused Report and QEP due to SACS

July 30, 2016

On-Site SACS Committee Review of 1) unresolved compliance issues and 2) QEP

Sept. – Nov. 2016

Opportunity to correct errors of fact to SACS Preliminary Report & response to recommendations/suggestions as needed

Fall 2016/Spring 2017

Reaffirmation decision rendered by the Commission on Colleges

June 2017

Follow-up reporting if required

Beyond June 2017

  ‘*’ Some dates are estimates.  The Focused Report and QEP are due six weeks prior to the On-Site visit.

 CALENDAR OF KEY ACTIVITIES

 2014-15

 Summer 2014

  1. Development of SACS web site and organizational tools
  2. Cabinet Workshop for orientation/organization of college effort
  3. BOT workshop:  renewal of strategic direction

 Fall 2014

  1. Communique to HCC Community
  2. Identification of QEP task force
  3. Orient QEP task force/begin identification of strategic focus
  4. BOT approves new college goals and initiatives
  5. Fall tactical planning
  6. SACS conference
  7. SACS orientation of Leadership Team in Atlanta

 Spring 2015

  1. Due March 15:  1st draft of Compliance Certificate
  2. Posting of Certificate to SACS web
  3. Build web linkages of supporting documentation to Compliance Certification
  4. Review of Certificate 1st draft by internal SACS Review Committee
  5. Final identification of QEP topic/begin plan development

 2015-16

  Summer 2015

  1. Due July 15:  2nd draft of Compliance Certificate
  2. Posting of draft #2, Compliance Certificate  
  3.  Adjust web linkages of supporting documentation to Compliance Certification  
  4. Review of Certificate draft #2 by internal SACS Review Committee
  5. Continue development of QEP
  6. SACS Vice President advisory visit

 Fall 2015

  1. Communique to HCC Community
  2. Due October 30:  3rd draft of Compliance Certificate
  3. Editorial and technical review of the Compliance Certificate
  4. College-wide discussion of draft QEP (Faculty In-service and/or All College Day)
  5. Fall unit planning
  6. SACS Conference

 Spring 2016

  1. Final web posting of Compliance Certificate
  2. Freeze web posting to flash drive, make flash drive and hard copies, transmit to SACS Off-Site Team by March 15
  3. Off-Site SACS Committee review
  4. Finalize QEP  
  5. Begin hotel arrangements for On-Site team

 2016-17

 Summer 2016

  1. Editorial review of QEP and printing
  2. Receipt of preliminary findings of the Off-Site SACS Committee
  3. Submit Focused Report and QEP to On-Site SACS Committee Chair by July 30
  4. Detail arrangement for On-Site SACS Committee visit

  Fall 2016

  1. Communique to HCC Community including their preparation for the On-Site SACS Committee
  2. College wide preparation for On-Site SACS Committee visit (expanded Faculty In-service or early All College Day) 
  3. SACS On-Site visit
  4. Institutional response to factual errors
  5. SACS conference

  Spring 2017

  1. Institutional response to recommendations/suggestions
  2. Decision of reaffirmation by the Commission on Colleges

 Aftermath

  1. Complete follow-up reporting as needed
  2. Fall 2017 celebration or damage control  
  3. Five years later – QEP Impact Report