SACSCOC ACCREDITATION CONSULTING

Northern Virginia Community College (2020-present) (2020) Review drafts of SACSCOC Compliance Certification chapters under the 2018 Principles of Accreditation. Provide detailed written feedback to enhance case for compliance in the content and organization of the narrative, selection and display of evidence, and application of SACSCOC policies and guidelines.  Review off-site report, assist in preparation of Focused Report and for on-site visit.

Virginia Commonwealth University (2020) Comprehensive review of draft of Fifth-Year Report.  Provide recommendations for improvements to narrative and evidence.  Review of Quality Enhancement Plan Impact Report and Institutional Summary Form.

Eastern Mennonite University (2020) Review drafts of SACSCOC Compliance Certification chapters under the 2018 Principles of Accreditation. Provide detailed written feedback to enhance case for compliance in the content and organization of the narrative, selection and display of evidence, and application of SACSCOC policies and guidelines.

Montevallo University (2019-present) Review drafts of SACSCOC Compliance Certification chapters under the 2018 Principles of Accreditation. Provide detailed written feedback to enhance case for compliance in the content and organization of the narrative, selection and display of evidence, and application of SACSCOC policies and guidelines.

 

Southwest Texas College (2019-present) Review drafts of SACSCOC Compliance Certification chapters under the 2018 Principles of Accreditation. Provide detailed written feedback to enhance case for compliance in the content and organization of the narrative, selection and display of evidence, and application of SACSCOC policies and guidelines.

Virginia Wesleyan University (2014-present) Providing ongoing services to support accreditation compliance and academic planning. Completed successful applications for level change, joint programs, and new academic programs. Conducted a comprehensive review of Compliance Certification, Focused Report, and Response Report.  Drafted sections and provided detailed feedback on narrative, evidence, and needed changes in policy to ensure compliance. Reviewed Quality Enhancement Plan for completeness.  Participated in on-site visit. 

Abilene Christian University (2019-present).  Working closely with University staff and faculty, prepare and oversee and Compliance Certification Readiness Audit process.  Provide guidance on analyzing standards, identifying relevant evidence, crafting the narrative to demonstrate compliance with SACSCOC standards.  Advise on adapting policies and processes to ensure ongoing compliance.

Coastal Bend College (2019) Assisted in the development of and conducted a comprehensive review of institution's SACSCOC Fifth-Year Report.  Provided recommendations for improvements to narrative and evidence.  Oversaw the process for completing special reporting addressing specific standards.  Oversaw document production.

Norfolk State University (2017-present). Assist in overall SACSCOC Compliance Certification planning, provide detailed review and feedback on narratives and evidence for all standards in the 2018 Principles of Accreditation.  Coordinate writing and editing process.  Review required policies and assess evidence associated with accreditation standards.  Provide editing and rewriting of sections as needed.  Review Institutional Summary Form.  Assist in preparation of final submission to SACSCOC.

South Carolina State University (2019-2020) Review drafts of SACSCOC Compliance Certification and Focused Report chapters under the 2018 Principles of Accreditation.  Provide detailed written feedback to enhance case for compliance in the content and organization of the narrative, selection and display of evidence, and application of SACSCOC policies and guidelines. 

Halifax Community College (2019-2020) Review drafts of SACSCOC Compliance Certification chapters under the 2018 Principles of Accreditation.  Provide detailed written feedback to enhance case for compliance in the content and organization of the narrative, selection and display of evidence, and application of SACSCOC policies and guidelines. 

Washington and Lee (2018).  Review drafts of SACSCOC Compliance Certification chapters under the 2018 Principles of Accreditation.  Provide detailed written feedback to enhance case for compliance in the content and organization of the narrative, selection and display of evidence, and application of SACSCOC policies and guidelines.  Review institutional policy and make recommendations to enhance compliance.  Examine the required Institutional Summary Form for accuracy and completeness.  Conduct a second review of Compliance Certification chapters and provide feedback.

Grambling State University (2018). Assist in orienting Compliance Certification writing teams to the 2018 SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation.  Provide overview to the writing process and meet with individual teams to address requirements for each standard.  

Union Presbyterian Seminary (2017-2018). Conducted a comprehensive review of institution's SACSCOC Fifth-Year Report.  Provided recommendations for improvements to narrative and evidence.  Reviewed Quality Enhancement Plan Impact Report and Institutional Summary Form.

Kilgore College (Texas). (2017).  Conducted a review of all institutional effectiveness standards for the SACSCOC Compliance Certification.  Provided detailed feedback regarding narrative, evidence and needed changes to ensure compliance. 

University of Texas at Austin (2017). [Disclosure of specifics of engagement is prohibited by University policy.]

Lamar University (2017). Conducted a program review of the doctoral program in Educational Leadership.  Review encompassed the doctoral program’s scope, operations, and quality.  Gave feedback in light of SACSCOC standards.  Provided detailed recommendations for improvement.

University of Richmond (2016-present) Facilitate the development of the SACSCOC Compliance Certification. Review drafts and provide feedback to section writers.  Review required policies and assess evidence associated with accreditation standards. Provide editing and rewriting of sections as needed. Brief University officials regarding status of Compliance Certification project.  Assist in in preparations and writing for Focused Report.  Assist in planning for on-site visit.

University of Virginia (2015-2016) Conducted a comprehensive review of the Compliance Certification. Provided detailed feedback regarding narrative, evidence and needed changes in policy to ensure compliance. 

 

Christopher Newport University (2015-2016) Conducted a comprehensive review of the Compliance Certification. Provide detailed feedback regarding narrative, evidence and needed changes in policy to ensure compliance. Conducted a second review of edited sections and provided feedback prior to submission.

 

Virginia Military Institute (2015-2016) Conducted a comprehensive review of the Compliance Certification and Focused Report. Provided detailed feedback regarding narrative, evidence and needed changes in policy to ensure compliance. Conducted second review on selected sections.

 

Grambling State University (2016) Comprehensive review of draft of Fifth-Year Report.  Provide recommendations for improvements to narrative and evidence.  Review of Quality Enhancement Plan Impact Report and Institutional Summary Form.

 

Valdosta State University (2015-2016) Comprehensive review of draft of Fifth-Year Report.  Provide recommendations for improvements to narrative and evidence.  Review of Quality Enhancement Plan Impact Report and Institutional Summary Form.

 

Thomas Nelson Community College (2014-2015) Provided significant drafting of academic programs and faculty sections of the SACSCOC Compliance Certification.  Critiqued and edited entire document.  Made recommendations with regard to developing appropriate evidence to demonstrate compliance.  Assisted in the development of the Quality Enhancement Plan and assisted in writing and editing final document.

 

Auburn University (2013) Review of institutional effectiveness structure and function and recommendations for organization and improvements.

 

Longwood University (2013) Comprehensive review of SACSCOC Compliance Certification drafts. Provided detailed feedback regarding narrative, evidence and needed changes in policy to ensure compliance.

 

James Madison University (2012-2013). Comprehensive review of SACSCOC Compliance Certification drafts. Provided detailed feedback regarding narrative, evidence and needed changes in policy to ensure compliance. Review and provided recommendations regarding Focused Report. University received no recommendations.

 

University of South Alabama (2012-2013). Provided feedback and editing advice on Student Support Services sections within the SACSCOC Compliance Certification. Provided guidance regarding the preparation for the on-site visit.

 

Regent University (2008). Provided feedback and editing on Institutional Effectiveness sections of the SACSCOC Focused Report. Workshop for faculty on assessment tools and techniques.

 

Virginia State University (2008) Review of Academic and Administrative Assessment Plans and Reports for SACSCOC Compliance Certification.

 

SPECIALIZED/PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

 

Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (2014-2015).  Assisted in the formulation of accreditation standards in the area of program evaluation and student assessment.  Facilitated committee and Board meetings regarding standards review and approval. Conducted workshop on student learning outcomes assessment for Board.

 

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (2014-2015) – Revision of standards and criteria of accreditation.

 

Association for Specialized and Professional Accreditors (2012). Evaluating Qualitative Assessment Evidence and Using Professional Judgment; Developing and Applying Rubrics in Accreditation Decisions.

 

American Physical Therapy Association (2008) Educators and Program Directors: Assessment in Physical Therapy Assistant Programs.

 

American Council for Construction Education (2007) Assessing Student Learning Outcomes for Improving Academic Program Quality. Keynote address and afternoon workshop.

 

Association for Specialized and Professional Accreditors (2007). Hosted Professional Development Session and Facilitated Discussion on Distance Learning and Substantive Change in Regional and Specialized Accreditation.

 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (2003) Consistency in making accreditation decisions.

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