What is a Compliance Certification Report?. It is one of two major reports that is required by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to partially satisfy reaffirmation requirements.It is a rigorous internal review process during which the institution is evaluated against a common set of standards in an effort to promote improvements..
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1. Compliance Plan
2. What is a Compliance Certification Report?
It is one of two major reports that is required by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to partially satisfy reaffirmation requirements.
It is a rigorous internal review process during which the institution is evaluated against a common set of standards in an effort to promote improvements.
3. What are Standards?
A list of 73 principles and standards found in Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement
Four major sections include Integrity, Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards, and Federal Requirements.
4. What must WCJC do for compliance?
Show that WCJC has resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain its mission
Provide evidence that WCJC is successful in achieving its stated objectives
5. How does WCJC prove compliance?
Submit a concise report narrating WCJC processes, and
Provide supporting documentation for evidence of current practices
6. How do we develop the narratives?
It is typically an administrator-dominated process
A Compliance Committee is appointed by the College President
7. Compliance Committee
8. Compliance Committee
9. Compliance Committee Charge Review and document the extent WCJC is in compliance with each of SACS Core Requirements and Comprehensive Standards as noted in the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement
10. Compliance Processes Research current practices
Determine compliance with standards
Report needed revisions in procedures and/or policies to ensure compliance
Administration implements/revises processes to improve quality of education for students
11. Sources of Documentation Mission Statement, Strategic Plan
Policies and regulations
Procedural Manuals & Handbooks
Catalog, Schedule booklets, Web sites
Committee Minutes, Survey Data
PMP, Annual Reports, TracDat
Implementation of new processes
12. Phases of WCJC Compliance Phase I: Compliance Committee divides into task forces to document findings and draft narratives (draft 1)
Phase II: Vice presidents review drafts; revise and/or develop procedures to ensure compliance (draft 2)
Phase III: Leadership Team & external readers review & amend (draft 3)
13. Phases of Compliance Phase IV: Internal task forces assigned for grammatical and technical editing; SACS liaison visits campus; Leadership creates draft 4
Phase V: Board of Trustees reviews document; revisions incorporated
14. Submission: March 15, 2008
President submits final compliance document to SACS