Presentation on theme: " SACSCOC REAFFIRMATION FALL 2014. OBJECTIVES: 1.List key facts related to the SACSCOC reaffirmation process. 2.Verbalize understanding of SACSCOC Principles."— Presentation transcript:
OBJECTIVES: 1.List key facts related to the SACSCOC reaffirmation process. 2.Verbalize understanding of SACSCOC Principles focusing on those specific to job responsibility. 3.Describe the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for the College. 4.Identify actions to prepare for the September 30 - October 2, 2014 SACSCOC site visit.
What is SACSCOC? Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
Benefits of Accreditation 1.Students are eligible for federal financial aid. 2.Degrees, diplomas, and certificates are generally viewed more favorably for employment. 3.Courses transfer to institutions of higher learning.
Guilford Technical Community College provides access to lifelong learning opportunities for personal growth, workforce productivity, and community service. It serves all segments of Guilford County's diverse population, delivering quality educational programs and services through partnerships with business, community groups, and other educational institutions. Mission
GTCC: founded in 1958 5 campus locations and 1 hospital location Accreditation: accredited in1969 last reaffirmation 2005 next reaffirmation 2015 GTCC FACTS
Student body (2013-2014): 57% female & 43% male 50% full-time & 50% part-time approximately 40,000 total students: ¾ continuing education ¼ curriculum Degrees, diplomas, certificates: 71 unique curriculum programs 3479 awards in 2013-2014 GTCC FACTS
SACSCOC - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges: Regional accrediting body recognized by the US Department of Education Mission – “assure educational quality and improved effectiveness of member institutions” “SACS FACTS”
Organization of 11 states with a membership of over 800 colleges Governed by a Board of Trustees who represent the 11 states More information can be found at www.sacscoc.orgwww.sacscoc.org “SACS FACTS”
Reaffirmation of accreditation occurs every 10 years Educational standards & requirements are found in the “Principles of Accreditation”: 16 Core Requirements 62 Comprehensive Standards 11 Federal Requirements “SACS FACTS”
College compliance and effectiveness in relation to the standards is evaluated in several major areas: Mission and governance Physical and financial resources Educational programs Faculty Library resources Student support services Policy “SACS FACTS”
Reaffirmation Process: Development of a QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan) topic (2012) Internal review of College compliance with the “Principles of Accreditation” (2013) Submission of Compliance Report (March 2014) Review of Compliance Report off-site by an 8 member peer review team (May 2014) “SACS FACTS”
Submission of Focused Report addressing the off-site review team comments (August 2014) Submission of QEP (August 2014) Site Visit on September 30 - October 2, 2014 with 8 member peer review team If we receive recommendations after site visit, we will submit a follow-up report within five months. Summary review and decision by Board of Trustees in 2015 “SACS FACTS”
What specific SACSCOC standards and/or requirements are most important for your position at the College?