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SACS Compliance Certification

Compliance Certification

The Compliance Certification is a document that is submitted by Bridgewater College explaining its judgment about the extent of its compliance with the accreditation requirements. There are four sections of the Compliance Certification.

Compliance Certification Outline

The Principle of Integrity

1.1 Integrity

Core Requirements

2.1 Degree-granting Authority

2.2 Governing Board

2.3 Chief Executive Officer

2.4 Institutional Mission

2.5 Institutional Effectiveness

2.6 Continuous Operation

2.7.1 Program Length

2.7.2 Program Content

2.7.3 General Education

2.7.4 Course work for Degrees

2.8 Faculty

2.9 Learning Resources and Services

2.10 Student Support Services

2.11.1 Financial Resources

2.11.2 Physical Resources

2.12 Quality Enhancement Plan

Comprehensive Standards

3.1.1 Mission

3.2.1 CEO evaluation/selection

3.2.2 Governing board control

3.2.3 Board conflict of interest

3.2.4 External influence

3.2.5 Board dismissal

3.2.6 Board/administration distinction

3.2.7 Organizational structure

3.2.8 Qualified administrative / academic officers

3.2.9 Faculty/staff appointment

3.2.10 Administrative staff evaluations

3.2.11 Control of intercollegiate athletics

3.2.12 Fund-raising activities

3.2.13 Institution-related foundations

3.2.14 Intellectual property rights

3.3.1 Institutional Effectiveness

3.3.2 Quality Enhancement Plan

3.4.1 Academic program approval

3.4.2 Continuing education/service programs

3.4.3 Admissions policies

3.4.4 Acceptance of academic credit

3.4.5 Academic policies

3.4.6 Practices for awarding credit

3.4.7 Consortial relationships/contractual agreements

3.4.8 Noncredit to credit

3.4.9 Academic support services

3.4.10 Responsibility for curriculum

3.4.11 Academic program coordination

3.4.12 Technology use

3.5.1 College-level competencies

3.5.2 Institutional credits for a degree

3.5.3 Undergraduate program requirements

3.5.4 Terminal degree of faculty

3.6.1 Post-baccalaureate program rigor

3.6.2 Graduate curriculum

3.6.3 Institutional credits for a degree

3.6.4 Post-baccalaureate program requirements

3.7.1 Faculty competence

3.7.2 Faculty evaluation

3.7.3 Faculty development

3.7.4 Academic freedom

3.7.5 Faculty role in governance

3.8.1 Learning/information resources

3.8.2 Instruction in library use

3.8.3 Qualified staff

3.9.1 Student rights

3.9.2 Student records

3.9.3 Qualified staff

3.10.1 Financial stability

3.10.2 Submission of financial statements

3.10.3 Financial aid audits

3.10.4 Control of finances

3.10.5 Control of sponsored research/external funds

3.11.1 Control of physical resources

3.11.2 Institutional environment

3.11.3 Physical facilities

3.12.1 Substantive change

3.13.1 Policy compliance

3.14.1 Publication of accreditation status

Federal Requirements

4.1 Student achievement

4.2 Program curriculum

4.3 Publication of policies

4.4 Program length

4.5 Student complaint

4.6 Recruitment materials

4.7 Title IV program responsibilities

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