As a result of a U.S. Department of Education (DOE) requirement, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has instituted a Fifth-Year Interim Report process. The report is comprised of the following five sections:
Requests that the president and accreditation liaison attest to the accuracy of institutional assessment and documentation supporting that assessment.
Contains summary data about level of offerings, governance control, history and characteristics, list of degrees, off-site locations, distance and correspondence education,discipline accreditation, and U.S. DOE Relationship.
Addresses the following Core Requirements (CR), Comprehensive Standards (CS), and Federal Requirements (FR):
Templates (e.g., 2.8, 3.2.8) have been designed in response to requests from off-site reviewers to facilitate the review process. We are not required to use the format of these templates. It is permissable to create our own templates with information we believe will support our determination of compliance. It is expected that a complete narrative in support of compliance be provided and that the templates will be used as supporting evidence.
Evaluators: Committee to Review Fifth-Year Interim Reports composed of experienced committee members who conduct the review similar to that of the evaluation fo the Compliance Certification at the time of reaffirmation. Each of four committees reviews approximately 10 institutions. Each of the committees has five members: Coordinator, IE evaluator, student services evaluator, and two academic program evaluators. Two finance reviewers also participate in the review.
Options of the Evaluators: (1) No referral or (2) referral to a Compliance and Reports (C & R) Committee
Options of the C & R following referral at the designated meeting: (1) no additional report requested, (2) request a monitoring report which starts the two-year limited monitoring period, or (3) recommend placing the institution on a sanction, with a monitoring report, and with or without a visit to campus.
Not applicable to UNF because 2009 reaffirmation was recommendation free.
The QEP Impact Report includes the QEP Executive Summary as submitted to the Commission following its recent reaffirmation and a report addressing the following elements:
Evaluators: Committee to Review Fifth-Year Interim Reports (see composition under Section III above)
Options of the Evaluators:
2019 Reaffirmation Process
Substantive Change (under construction)
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