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SACS Fifth-Year Interim Report - Part III

Abbreviated Compliance Certificate

1. The number of full-time faculty members is adequate to support the mission of the institution and to ensure the quality and integrity of its academic programs. (Core Requirement 2.8)

2. The institution provides student support programs, services, and activities consistent with its mission. (Core Requirement 2.10)

3. The institution has qualified administrative and academic officers with the experience, competence, and capacity to lead the institution. (Comprehensive Standard 3.2.8)

4. The institution identifies expected outcomes, assesses the extent to which it achieves these outcomes, and provides evidence of improvement based on analysis of the results in the following area: (Comprehensive Standard 3.3.1) 3.3.1.1 educational programs, to include student learning outcomes

5. The institution publishes admissions policies that are consistent with its mission. (Comprehensive Standard 3.4.3)

6. For each major in a degree program, the institution assigns responsibility for program coordination, as well as for curriculum development and review, to persons academically qualified in the field. In those degree programs for which the institution does not identify a major, this requirement applies to a curricular area or concentration. (Comprehensive Standard 3.4.11)

7. The institution operates and maintains physical facilities, both on and off campus, that appropriately serve the needs of the institution’s educational programs, support services, and other mission-related activities. (Comprehensive Standard 3.11.3)

8. The institution evaluates success with respect to student achievement including, as appropriate, consideration of course completion, State licensing examination, and job placement rates. (Federal Requirement 4.1)

9. The institution’s curriculum is directly related and appropriate to the purpose and goals of the institution and the diplomas, certificates, or degrees awarded. (Federal Requirement 4.2)

10. The institution makes available to students and the public current academic calendars, grading policies, and refund policies. (Federal Requirement 4.3)

11. Program length is appropriate for each of the institution’s educational programs. (Federal Requirement 4.4)

12. The institution has adequate procedures for addressing written student complaints and is responsible for demonstrating that it follows those procedures when resolving student complaints. (Federal Requirement 4.5)

13. Recruitment materials and presentations accurately represent the institution’s practices and policies. (Federal Requirement 4.6)

14. The institution is in compliance with its program responsibilities under Title IV of the 1998 Higher Education Amendments. (Federal Requirement 4.7) The institution audits financial aid programs as required by federal and state regulations. (Comprehensive Standard 3.10.3)