Policies and Procedures Manual

Chapter 4: Business & Administration

04:49:00   SACSCOC Policy Compliance Responsibilities and Annual Review Process

Related Policies and Guidelines

SACSCOC Substantive Change Policy and Procedures   

NeSCC Policy 04:48:00 SACSCOC Substantive Changes

To ensure compliance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges’ Standard 14.5, "The institution complies with the SACSCOC policy statements that pertain to new or additional institutional obligations that may arise that are not part of the standards in the current Principles of Accreditation," Northeast State has set forth the following policy.

Institutional Excellence and Student Success Division Responsibilities: The Institutional Excellence and Student Success Division is responsible for reviewing the SACSCOC website relative to recent changes monthly and for informing the appropriate division(s) of changes to policies that affect their area(s) of purview.

Responsibilities of All Divisions: All divisions are responsible for ensuring compliance with SACSCOC policies that fall under their purview as denoted on the SACSCOC Policy Review Responsibility Listing. This document shall be available via the Research, Analytics, and Planning Web site, under the "SACS Commission on Colleges" header. Divisions should refer to the Policies Section of the SACSCOC Web site, to access and review policies.

Review and Affirmation of Compliance: Each division holding responsibility for adherence to one or more SACSCOC policies shall affirm compliance and detail any specifics points of interests/notes of concern during the College’s annual SACSCOC substantive change training session for college personnel (see NeSCC Policy 04:48:00 SACSCOC Substantive Changes). At that meeting the SACSCOC Policy Review Responsibility Listing Document shall be reviewed to ensure all policies are listed and to review what area(s) is listed as the responsible division(s). Such a review shall also occur during one of the semi-annual meetings of the SACSCOC Division Leads. Updates shall be made to the listing as deemed necessary to ensure proper oversight and responsibility for SACSCOC policies.

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Divisional Review Responsibilities Checklist: Institutional Excellence and Student Success

Revision History: Adopted: May 2011; Revised: July 2014; Edited: Sept. 2019; Edited August 2022