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The reaffirmation process at Virginia Tech is an extensive one that requires broad-based participation from everyone across the campus community. SACSCOC-VT teams began their work in 2005 with assignments across the university. Each team has a different purpose but the overall goal is the same to work on completing the compliance certificate for August 2009 for submission to SACSCOC. The QEP efforts will continue through 2010.

A variety of teams have been busy across campus preparing Virginia Tech for completion of its self study and ultimately the compliance certificate.

2009

  • The Compliance Certification document will be presented to SACSCOC in early September, 2009.
  • The SACSCOC Off-site Review Committee will evaluate Virginia Tech's Compliance Certification document and prepare a report of its findings during the second week of November, 2009.

2010

  • Virginia Tech may choose to submit (in January 2010) a Focused Report to SACSCOC in response to the Off-site Review Committee's findings.
  • Quality Enhancement Plan due six weeks prior to the on-site review (January, 2010).
  • SACSCOC on-site review conducted: (TBD) Sometime between March and April 2010.
  • Review by the Commission on Colleges: first week in December 2010.

GENERAL TIMELINE FOR COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION REPORT SUBMISSION

 

Overview

  • VT SACSCOC staff establishes document and related archives in hard copy
  • VT SACSCOC office continues to receive narratives for Compliance Certificate submission
  • Web Coordinator begins posting Compliance Certificate
  • Master Editor continues to conduct review of responses to individual standards

Ongoing

  • VT SACSCOC Office staff continue to build document archive

 

Winter/Spring 2009

January

  • VT SACSCOC Office continues to receive submissions from response coordinators & Content, Verification and Review teams
  • Master editor begins work

February

  • VT SACSCOC Office continues to receive submissions from response coordinators & Content, Verification and Review teams
  • Master editor continues work

March

  • VT SACSCOC Office continues to receive submissions from response coordinators & Content, Verification and Review teams
  • Web Coordinator begins posting completed principles of accreditation to VT SACSCOC web site
  • Master editor continues work
  • VT SACSCOC Office staff meet with key groups

April

  • Web Coordinator continues posting completed principles of accreditation to VT SACSCOC web site
  • Master editor continues work and closes editorial process on individual standards
  • VT SACSCOC Office staff conduct meeting with Compliance Review Team

May

  • SACSCOC Leadership Team and Master editor begin comprehensive review of assembled document and tests coordination of responses to related standards
  • VT SACSCOC Office staff conducts briefing for Steering Committee
  • Web Coordinator continues posting completed principles of accreditation to VT SACSCOC web site

 

Summer 2009

June

  • VT SACSCOC web development group reviews completed web site
  • VT SACSCOC Office staff conduct briefing for Board of Visitors
  • Final review of VT SACSCOC web site and compliance certificate by Master Editor and committees

July

  • Begin preparation of materials for submission to SACSCOC

August

  • Document/materials completed by mid-August for submission to SACSCOC and off-site reviewers

 

Fall 2009

September

  • VT SACSCOC Office submits compliance certificate report to SACSCOC and offsite review committee
    Web Coordinator conducts daily monitoring of VT SACSCOC web site to ensure access for SACSCOC offsite review committee
    SACSCOC office staff begins preliminary planning for on-site review

October

  • VT SACSCOC Office staff respond to queries/requests for additional information from SACSCOC offsite review committee

November

  • November 2-5 SACSCOC conducts offsite review
  • SACSCOC informs Virginia Tech of findings from offsite review

 

Winter 2010

December 2009 - January 2010

  • VT SACSCOC Office staff prepares focused reports and responses to items cited by SACSCOC off-site review committee

March - April

  • SACSCOC conducts on-site review at Virginia Tech and issues findings report to Leadership Team

 

Spring 2010

April - May

  • VT SACSCOC Office submits report in response to SACSCOC on-site team report as necessary

 

December 2010

  • SACSCOC issues final report on Virginia Tech's accreditation

Spring 2009

  • Final QEP concept developed
  • Select 6-10 existing or new First Year Experiences (FYEs) to be used for implementing QEP in fall 2010, and initiate discussions with the home colleges and FYE instructors

 

Summer 2009

  • Complete full first draft of a QEP

 

Fall 2009

  • Continue developing plans for the first 6-10 FYEs
  • Invite Consultant for Mock Review
  • Submit finalized QEP to SACS

 

Spring 2010

  • SACS site visit (March-April)

 

Fall 2010

  • Implement first wave of FYEs (i.e., the first 6-10)

 

Fall 2011 - Spring 2015

  • Scale up implementation

 

Fall 2015

  • Prepare fifth-year QEP report

Contact Us

Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (MC 0433)

North End 460, Suite 301
460 Turner Street NW
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Tel: (540) 231-6994
Fax: (540) 231-7219

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