Reporting Procedures (see SACSCOC Substantive Change policy for more detail)
(P1): Procedure One – requires review of substantive changes requiring notification and approval prior to implementation of significantly different program. Procedure One may require notification, a prospectus, and a site visit.
(P2): Procedure Two – requires review of substantive changes requiring only notification prior to implementation of significantly different program.
(P3): Procedure Three – requires review and approval of program or instructional site closure.
Department or program changes include:
- Adding courses or programs that represent a significant departure, either in content or method of delivery
- Altering significantly (≥ 50%) the length of a program
- Substantially increasing the number of clock or credit hours awarded for successful completion of a program or changing from clock hours to credit hours
- Initiating degree completion programs
- Initiating a certificate program at an employer’s request and on short notice that represents a significant departure
- Initiating a certificate program that represents a significant departure (≥ 25% new courses)
- Expanding program offerings at previously approved off-campus sites that are significantly different (≥ 50%) from current programs at the site and at the institution
- Initiating joint degree programs with an institution not accredited by SACSCOC
- Initiating off-campus sites (including Early College High School and dual enrollment programs offered at the high school) at which student can obtain 50% or more credits toward program
- Initiating joint degree programs with another SACSCOC accredited institution
- Initiating dual degree programs
- Initiating programs or courses offered through contractual agreement or consortium
- Initiating off-campus sites (including Early College High School and dual enrollment programs offered at the high school) at which student can obtain 25-49% of credit toward program
- Initiating significant changes in existing technology-based delivery systems in distance learning (off-campus programs)
Closing a program; initiating teach-out agreements