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    Activity Date  Notes
    Orientation of Leadership Teams 6/8/2009 An all day orientation program intended to provide opportunities to (1) enhance leadership's capacity to guide the institution through reaffirmation; (2) establish peer institution networks and (3) establish working relationships with Commission staff.
    Compliance Certification Due 9/10/2010 A document demonstrating judgment of the extent of compliance with each of the Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards and Federal Requirements.
    Audited Financial Statements 10/25/2010 ALL audited financial statements are due to the SACS off-site committee by this date.
    Off-site Peer Review Conducted 11/2-5/2010 A committee that meets to review Compliance Certifications of a group of institutions to determine whether each institution is in compliance with all Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards and Federal Requirements.
    Quality Enhancement Plan Due (and optional Focused Report) 1/31/2011 A document that includes (1) a broad-based institutional process identifying key issues emerging from institutional assessment, (2) focuses on learning outcomes and/or the environment supporting student learning and accomplishing the mission of the institution, (3)demonstrates institutional capability for the initiation, implementation and completion of the QEP, (4) includes broad-based involvement of institutional constituencies in the development and proposed implementation of the QEP, and (5) identifies goals and a plan to assess institutional achievement.
    Onsite Peer Review April 12-14 2011 A committee of peers who will conduct a focused evaluation at the campus to finalize issues of compliance with the Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards and Federal Requirements; provide consultation regarding the issues addressed in the QEP; and evaluate the acceptability of the QEP.
    Review by the Commission on Colleges 12/3-6/2011 The Committees on Compliance and Reports (C&R) review reports prepared by peer committees and the institutional responses to those reports. A C&R Committee's recommendation regarding an institution's reaffirmation of accreditation is forwarded to the Executive Council for review. The Executive Council recommends action to the full Commission which makes the final decision on reaffirmation and any follow-up activities that it requires of an institution.