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3.13 Responsibility for compliance with other Commission policies

Comprehensive Standard:

3.13.4.a The institution complies with the policies of the Commission on Colleges. (Policy compliance)

Applicable Policy Statement: The institution complies with the policies of the Commission on Colleges. "Reaffirmation of Accreditation and Subsequent Reports": an institution includes a review of its distance learning programs in the Compliance Certification. (Reaffirmation of Accreditation and Subsequent Reports)

Statement of Compliance:   In Compliance.


The University of West Georgia is in compliance with the principle under consideration. The University addresses its compliance with the standards related to distance and correspondence education programs and courses in multiple reports. Many of these reports also discuss how UWG is in compliance with different aspects of the SACS Policy on "Distance and Corresponding Education" [1].

The reports for Federal Requirements 4.8.1, 4.8.2, and 4.8.3 directly address how the University of West Georgia handles and complies with the SACS standards for distance and correspondence education [1].

Additionally, given the directions and expectations summarized in the SACS document "Guidelines for Addressing Distance Education and the Principles of Accreditation" [2], the University included statements in the reports that cover how UWG complies with the distance and correspondence education requirements from the following perspectives:

Mission and Organizational Structure

Core Requirement 2.4, Comprehensive Standard 3.1.1, and Comprehensive Standard 3.2.7.

Institutional Effectiveness

Core Requirement 2.5 and Comprehensive Standard 3.3.1.

Educational Programs

Comprehensive Standard 3.4.7, Comprehensive Standard 3.4.10, and Comprehensive Standard 3.4.12.


Core Requirement 2.8, Comprehensive Standard 3.7.1, Comprehensive Standard 3.7.2, and Comprehensive Standard 3.7.3.

Learning Resources

Core Requirement 2.9, Comprehensive Standard 3.8.1, Comprehensive Standard 3.8.2, and Comprehensive Standard 3.8.3.

Student Support Services

Core Requirement 2.10, Comprehensive Standard 3.4.9, Comprehensive Standard 3.9.3, and Federal Requirement 4.5.

Financial Resources

Core Requirement 2.11.1.

Physical Resources

Core Requirement 2.11.2 and Comprehensive Standard 3.11.3.

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