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1 Substantive Change Process Barbara Samuel Loftus – Vice President Middle States Commission on Higher Education1

2 Overview Definition of Substantive Change Approval prior to implementation required for changes Relationship between regional accreditors + USED Middle States Commission on Higher Education2

3 Substantive Change Review Process Substantive Change Committee – Committee reviewers – Role of Commission VP liaison – Conference call format – Committee recommendations to Executive Committee of Commission for approval – Committee meeting schedule (February, April, June, August, October, December) Middle States Commission on Higher Education3

4 4 Substantive Change Reviews Type of change Relationship to institutional mission Readiness for review (are all supporting documents included – budget, impact analysis, resources?) Evidence of sufficient resources, student learning outcomes assessment plans, appropriate oversight, appropriate planning + realistic projections Impact on institution

5 Substantive Change Proposal Summary Executive summary (one-page) Statement of nature/purpose of activity + relevance to mission Financial impact of proposed change Analysis of impact on rest of institution Legal authorization to conduct program/activity Middle States Commission on Higher Education5

6 Substantive Change Proposal Details Basic Planning Documents – Budget and financing for the projected activities – Resources (faculty, administrators, library, facilities) – Intended constituency – Governance + administrative organization – Plans for student learning outcomes assessment – Institutional approval procedures – Copies of contractual arrangements Middle States Commission on Higher Education6

7 7 Substantive Change Proposal for a Branch Campus Description of educational program(s) to be offered Projected revenues + expenditures at branch campus Operation, management + physical resources at the Branch campus

8 Middle States Commission on Higher Education 8 Substantive Change Proposal for New Degree or Program Level Constituency to be served Resources: faculty, student, educational Expected budget Student learning outcomes assessment plans Degree approvals

9 Middle States Commission on Higher Education 9 Substantive Change Proposal for Distance Education Technology support Access to campus resources, including library Student learning outcomes assessment plans Student identity verification process/fees

10 Substantive Change Policy & HEOA 2008 Resources US Dept of Education Council for Higher Education Accreditation Middle States Commission on Higher Education Middle States Commission on Higher Education10

11 Questions? Middle States Commission on Higher Education11


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