|Number: 4.1.1 printable version||Policy/Operational Procedure Name:
Substantive Change Policy
|Sponsor: Tina Bryant-Allen,
Assistant Vice President, REAP/SACSCOC Liaison
|Custodian: SACS Accreditation Liaison|
|Effective Date(s): June 2012||Next Review Date: 2018 - 2019|
|Location: http://www.durhamtech.edu/policiesprocedures/substantivechange.htm||Citation: SACSCOC Substantive Change Policy|
|Policy Statement: Durham Technical Community College provides written notification to its accrediting agency, SACSCOC, of substantive changes at the college in accordance with Commission policies and timetables.|
The procedure for notifying SACSCOC about a substantive change is as follows:
Durham Technical Community College is a constituent member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), which serves as the college’s regional accrediting body. SACSCOC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an agency whose accreditation enables its member institutions to seek eligibility to participate in Title IV programs. To maintain its recognition with the U.S. Department of Education, the SACSCOC has incorporated federal requirements into its substantive change policy and procedures. Some of those requirements specify that an institution seek and receive approval prior to the initiation of a substantive change so that the change can be included in the institution’s scope of accreditation.
Accreditation Liaison – The college employee appointed by the President to oversee the college’s compliance with SACSCOC accreditation requirements and policies.
Prospectus – A concisely worded narrative that describes a proposed substantive change and is written in the format which SACSCOC specifies.
Substantive change – A significant modification or expansion in the college’s nature and scope.
|College Council or Committee Review||7/30/2015 (LC)||8/28/2015|
|College-Wide and Legal Review||8/4-8/17/2015||NA|
|Senior Vice President’s Review||NA||NA|
|Board of Trustees Review||NA||6/26/2012|