Compliance Certification Timeline


2008

  • ESC representative participates in Institute on Quality Enhancement and Accreditation (July)
  • College initiates reaffirmation planning activities (Oct-Nov)
  • ESC representatives attend SACSCOC Annual Meeting (Dec)


2009

  • College initiates readiness audit process (March)
  • Compliance team is formed (July)
  • Compliance team begins preparation of Compliance Certification narratives and submission of supporting documentation (Nov-Jan)
  • ESC representatives attend SACSCOC Annual Meeting (Dec)


2010

  • Reaffirmation Leadership Team attends Orientation Meeting in Atlanta (Jan)
  • Academic Affairs conducts internal audit checks on faculty credentials (Jan-Dec)
  • Accreditation Project Manager and Webmaster launch Reaffirmation Website (Oct)
  • Compliance Certification Subcommittees complete narratives for each core requirement and comprehensive standard, and submit supporting documentation (Jan-Sept)
  • Compliance Certification Coordinator and Support Team develop electronic reference library for Compliance Certification document  (Jan-Dec)
  • Compliance Certification Subcommittees complete final draft for each core requirement and comprehensive standard, and submit all remaining  supporting documentation (Nov)
  • Editor-in-Chief and Compliance Certification Coordinator engage in final editing of Compliance Certification document, and check for complete documentation (Dec-Jan)
  • ESC representatives attend SACSCOC Annual Meeting (Dec)


2011

  • Compliance Certification Coordinator and Academic Affairs add any new Spring 2011 faculty to Faculty Roster (Jan-Feb)
  • SACSCOC Vice President Dr. Barry D. Goldstein conducts advisory visit (January 27 & 28, 2011)
  •  (Activity continued from December) Editor-in-Chief and Compliance Certification Coordinator engage in final editing of Compliance Certification document and posting of electronic document (Jan)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Compliance Certification Coordinator and Webmaster complete final uploading of support documentation for electronic reference library; links established and verified (Feb)
  • College submits Compliance Certification, relevant supporting documentation, and an updated Institutional Summary Form to SACSCOC (March 15)
  • Off-site Reaffirmation Committee Review of Compliance Certification (May 10-13)
  • Commission staff transmit the Off-Site Reaffirmation Committee report to Edison and invite the Leadership Team to schedule a conference call to discuss findings (July)
  • Compliance Certification Coordinator and Accreditation Leadership Team begin preparation of Focused Report, if needed (July)
  • Commission sends On-Site Reaffirmation Committee a copy of the Off-Site report.  Leadership Committee updates the Institutional Summary Form, Compliance Certification (narratives only), catalog, written response to Third Party Comment (if applicable) Quality Enhancement Plan, and Focused Report (if one is prepared) to the Commission (six weeks before Nov visit)
  •  On-Site Reaffirmation Committee visits the institution, including a selection of off-campus sites, if applicable, to evaluate and determine the acceptability of the QEP, to review areas of non-compliance noted by Off-Site Committee, to review standards and requirements related to USDOE criteria, and to review any areas of concern that may surface during the visit. On-site Committee completes report and transmits it to the Commission.  (Nov 8-10)
  • Commission staff member transmits the Committee’s final report to the college. (Nov-Dec)
  • ESC representatives attend SACSCOC Annual Meeting (Dec)


2012

  • The College prepares and submits a response to the recommendations in the Report of the Reaffirmation Committee and submits it to the commission along with a copy of the QEP.  (Jan-April)
  • Decision by SACSCOC Board of Trustees on Edison State College’s reaffirmation (June)
  • ESC representatives attend SACSCOC Annual Meeting (Dec)


2013

  • SACSCOC Monitoring Report submitted to the Commission (February)
  • Special Committee On-site visit (April 8 -10)
  • Decision by SACSCOC Board of Trustees on Edison State College’s reaffirmation (June)