COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE:

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS AND ASSISTS

Compliance Certificate Writing Assigments 

The Compliance Certification reflects a judgment, supported by empirical evidence, of the extent to which the institution is in compliance with each of the Core Requirements and Comprehensive Standards of the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS).  It is a compliance audit.  As such it can be conducted administratively;  “...responsibility should include an identified leader and a relatively small number of members" (Handbook for Reaffirmation, p. 23).  

Group Assigned:  President’s Cabinet

The tables below list the Core Requirement, Comprehensive Standards, and Federal Requirements in the first column.  The second column lists the individual assigned chief responsibility for completion of that section.  That individual may choose to develop the section themselves or assign it to someone else.  In any instance they will be accountable for development of the content. The third column identifies the individual that has chief responsibility for reviewing the section and suggesting revisions. The fourth column identifies the electronic file name to be assigned.  Upon completion of a section, transmit it as an email attachment to Alisa Zujovic. She will post it within the Compliance Certification document as indicated by the file name. 

 Due Date of first draft (per the Master Calendar):   March 15, 2015  

CORE REQUIREMENTS

INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBLE

PRIMARY REVIEWER

FILE NAME

2.1: DEGREE-GRANTING AUTHORITY

KEN ATWATER

ERIC JOHNSON

CR2.1

2.2: GOVERNING BOARD

KEN ATWATER

ERIC JOHNSON

CR2.2

2.3: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

KEN ATWATER

ERIC JOHNSON

CR2.3

2.4: INSTITUTIONAL MISSION

PAUL NAGY

STEVE SHEAR

CR2.4

2.5: INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

PAUL NAGY

JOAN HOLMES

CR2.5

2.6: CONTINUOUS OPERATION

PAUL NAGY

NANCEE SORENSON 

CR2.6

2.7: PROGRAMS

CRAIG JOHNSON/GINGER CLARK

ALLEN WITT

CR2.7

2.8: FACULTY

CRAIG JOHNSON

DONNA KEENER

CR2.8

2.9: LEARNING RESOURCES AND SERVICES

CRAIG JOHNSON

DAYA PENDHARKAR

CR2.9

2.10: STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

KEN RAY

MARTY CLAY

CR2.10

2.11: FINANCIAL/ PHYSICAL RESOURCES

AL ERDMAN

STEVE SHEAR

CR2.11

2.12: QUALITY ENHANCEMENT PLAN

CRAIG JOHNSON

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CR2.12

 

COMPREHENSIVE STANDARDS

INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBLE

PRIMARY REVIEWER

FILE NAME

3.1: INSTITUTIONAL MISSION

PAUL NAGY

STEVE SHEAR

CS3.1

3.2: GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

KEN ATWATER

DONNA KEENER

CS3.2

3.3: INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

PAUL NAGY

JOAN HOLMES

CS.3

3.4: PROGRAMS, ALL

CRAIG JOHNSON/GINGER CLARK

ALLEN WITT

CS3.4

3.5: PROGRAMS, UNDERGRADUATE

CRAIG JOHNSON

GINGER CLARK

CS3.5

3.6: PROGRAMS, GRADUATE

N/A

N/A

N/A

3.7: FACULTY

CRAIG JOHNSON

DONNA KEENER

CS3.7

3.8: LIBRARY AND OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES

CRAIG JOHNSON

DAYA PENDHARKAR

CS3.8

3.9: STUDENT AFFAIRS AND SERVICES

KEN RAY

MARTY CLAY

CS3.9

3.10: FINANCIAL RESOURCES

BONNIE CARR/AL ERDMAN

STEVE SHEAR

CS3.10

3.11: PHYSICAL RESOURCES

BONNIE CARR/ERDMAN

BOB CHUNN

CS3.11

3.12: COMPLIANCE WITH SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE POLICY

PAUL NAGY

MARTY CLAY

CS3.12

3.13: COMPLIANCE WITH OTHER POLICIES

NAGY/RAY/JOHNSON/ PENDHARKAR

JOAN HOLMES

CS3.13

3.14: REPRESENTATION OF STATUS WITH COMMISSION

ASHLEY CARL

NANCEE SORENSON

CS3.14

   

FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS

INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBLE

PRIMARY REVIEWER

FILE NAME

4.1: STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

CRAIG JOHNSON

JOAN HOLMES

FR4.1

4.2: PROGRAM CURRICULUM

CRAIG JOHNSON

NANCEE SORENSON 

FR4.2

4.3: PUBLICATION OF POLICIES

ASHLEY CARL

MARTHA KAYE KOHLER

FR4.3

4.4.1: PROGRAM LENGTH

CRAIG JOHNSON

ALLEN WITT

FR4.4

4.5: STUDENT COMPLAINTS

KEN RAY

JOAN HOLMES

FR4.5

4.6: RECRUITMENT MATERIALS

ASHLEY CARL

DONNA KEENER

FR4.6

4.7: TITLE IV PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES

KEN RAY

STEVE SHEAR

FR4.7

4.8: DISTANCE AND CORRESPONDENCE EDUCATION

CRAIG JOHNSON

DAYA PENDHARKAR

FR4.8

4.9: DEFINITION OF CREDIT HOURS

CRAIG JOHNSON

NANCEE SORENSON

FR4.9

 

Compliance Certification Writing Assists

 General 

Division of Strategic Planning & Analysis

Helpful Templates

The Commission designed templates  listed below in response to a request from off-site reviewers to provide assistance to institutions in organizing information for evaluating the extent of institutional compliance with the Principles of Accreditation

With the exception of CS 3.7.1 (Faculty Competence), the templates are neither necessary nor sufficient for demonstrating compliance.

 Applicable Policies, Guidelines and Good Practices

Training Modules