Maintaining SACSCOC Accreditation

Helpful Resources

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement 
This official SACSCOC document outlines the Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards, and Federal Requirements with which accredited institutions, including UNA, must comply.

Selected  SACSCOC Policies

For more information on SACSCOC Policies, see www.sacscoc.org.

SACSCOC Guidelines

SACSCOC Good Practices

Best Practices for Electronically Offered Degree and Certificate Programs (pdf)
Developing Policy and Procedures Documents (pdf)  

Substantive Change

Fifth-Year Interim Report

SACSCOC Handbooks

Handbook for Institutions Seeking Reaffirmation
This SACSCOC handbook provides an overview of the reaffirmation process by describing the steps involved in the process, responsibilities of the various parties involved, examples of narratives to document compliance, and suggested methods for reporting compliance. The Handbook is to be used in concert with the Resource Manual

Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement
The Resource Manual supplements the Principles of Accreditation by offering institutions guidance on questions to consider and possible sources of documentation as they seek to document compliance. 

Handbook for Review Committees
The Handbook for Review Committees is a SACSCOC document used by reviewers and chairs of Off-Site and On-Site Review Committees as they evaluate institutions for reaffirmation. The Handbook provides details about the philosophy behind accreditation, the specific processes involved in SACSCOC reaffirmation, and guidance for conducting both off-site and on-site evaluations, including typical timelines, guidance for writing the reports, and the responsibilities of committee chairs. 

University of North Alabama Resources

Catalogs
 
 

UNA's SACSCOC Reaffirmation Documents

Compliance Certification Report (pdf)
Focused Report (pdf)

Assessment of Compliance with new Principles of Accreditation 2012  (pdf)

UNA’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

Discipline-Specific Accrediting Bodies relevant to UNA



Organizations that Approve Specific Academic Programs



Given the fluid nature of websites, some of the links found on UNA’s Maintaining SACSCOC Accreditation website may no longer be active. Please contact Celia Reynolds (256-765-4625) or e-mail SACS@una.edu to report any dead links or to send any questions or comments.
 
Revised 8/18/2014