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SACSCOC 2016 REAFFIRMATION

Reaffirmation Teams & Responsibilities

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CAU’s Leadership Team: The Leadership Team ensures the University community is well served and informed throughout reaffirmation process. The efforts of the Team members as Subject Matter Experts will center on the completion and production of both major documents: the Compliance Certification Report (CCR), and a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).

Team responsibilities:

  1. Review SACSCOC Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation and Hanbook for Institutions Seeking Reaffirmation as well as other pertinent materials (e.g., templates, tables and policies) required for the preparation of the Compliance Certification Report (CCR), and review CAU Quality Enhancement Plan Handbook required for the preparation of the QEP
  2. To provide oversight and guidance in the preparation of the required reaffirmation documents
  3. Assist CCR working team members in responding to the standards and preparing a brief narrative and gathering samples of support evidence documents relevant to the assigned standards in their respective area
  4. Update the Executive Cabinet on the progress of their respective standards
  5. Review and provide feedback for necessary revisions of the reaffirmation documents on a continual basis
  6. Final approval of the CCR and QEP documents prior to submission
  7. Meet with the SACSCOC on-site reviewers in Spring 2016


CAU’s Compliance Certification Report (CCR) Team:
 The CCR Team is a major component of the 2016 SACSCOC reaffirmation process. The members of the team will create sub-teams and engage in assembling the extensive documentation needed for CCR and addressing all standards of the Principles of Accreditation and that has institution-wide impact.

Team responsibilities:

  1. Review SACSCOC Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation and Hanbook for Institutions Seeking Reaffirmation as well as other pertinent materials (e.g., templates, tables and policies) required for the preparation of the Compliance Certification Report (CCR)
  2. Meet with Leadership Team member (Subject Matter Expert) to work on the assigned standards
  3. Gather evidence and documentation required for each standard (See Attached)
  4. Develop a brief narrative report and cite support evidence documents (See Attached)
  5. Submit narrative report to OPAR by due dates


CAU’s
Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Team: The QEP Team is a major component of the 2016 SACSCOC reaffirmation process. The members of the QEP Team will focus on a course of action that will result in developing a five-year project to enhance student learning and/or the learning environment.  The program will be aligned with the mission, vision, and strategic plan of the University.

Team responsibilities:

  1. Review CAU Quality Enhancement Plan Handbook required for the preparation of the QEP
  2. Develop criteria for exploring and selecting QEP topics for CAU
  3. Conduct stakeholder surveys, literature review on empirical data, and best practices
  4. Narrow topic ideas using rubric
  5. Call for concept papers and evaluate concept papers using rubric
  6. Request and evaluate full proposals and make recommendation to Leadership Team
  7. Prepare QEP for submission (A realistic operational plan for implementation, maintenance of effort, and completion of the QEP)


Other Ancillary Teams:

  • Resource Team
  • Writing Team
  • Technical/Web Support
  • On-site Hospitality Team