The University of North Carolina at Charlotte will maintain compliance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools - Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) Substantive Change for Accredited Institutions of the Commission on Colleges Policy Statement through appropriate and timely reporting on areas of Substantive Change, as that term is defined below.
The Chancellor shall appoint a SACS Accreditation Liaison. The Chancellor and/or SACS Accreditation Liaison will notify the Commission of any Substantive Changes in accordance with the UNC Charlotteharlotte Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Substantive Change Compliance Procedures supplemental to this policy. No Substantive Change will be implemented until a letter of approval or an acceptance of notification is received from the SACS-COC. Prior to receipt of the letter of approval, any distribution of information regarding a Substantive Change, including advertising, will include wording that the program is pending SACS-COC approval.
A “Substantive Change” is defined as a significant modification or expansion of the nature and scope of an accredited institution as defined by SACS-COC. Substantive Changes include:
III. Related Policies, Procedures and Resources
Initially Approved: February 22, 2012
Responsible Office: Academic Affairs