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SACS Timeline


(5 March 2009)

March: Introduce Structure and Start Process
April: Gathering support and outlining initial response  (compliance/non-compliance)
May:  Initial Audit—where are we with regards to compliance/non-compliance June-August:  Working in committees gather documents and analyzing compliance
September:  Reporting out to whole committee
October 1:  official Internal Audit
November- December:  Response to 1st Internal Audit  

January- March:  Continuation of Compliance Certification, Test of document loading from web site
April 15:  Compliance narratives and documents due
April 15-30:  Compliance Certification report drafts checked,  2nd Internal Audit
May 1-15:  Draft I of Compliance Certification report
July- August 30:  Compliance narratives aligned with web page and documents
September:  Compliance narratives reviewed by committee
October 2nd: Internal Audit
November:  Continued documentation and revision of narrative
December:  Final check before 2nd External Audit

January:  2nd External Audit
February:  Final Editing
March 1:  Compliance Certification Submitted
April-May:  Off-Site Peer Review Conducted
June-August:  Additions/Corrections/Revisions
October 18-20:  On-Site Peer Review Conducted  

May/June:  Review by the Commission on Colleges


Initial Meeting of Co-Chairs
(19 June 2008)

8/25:  Introduce and Start Process at Opening Faculty Meeting
8/28:  Met with Facilities and housekeeping staff to Introduce QEP process
8/28:  Met with Athletic coaches to introduce QEP process
8/29:  Met with Student affairs staff, including staff, administrators,resident directors and resident assistants to introduce QEP process
9/22:  Met with Student senate to introduce QEP process,
9/25:  Letter in the students newspaper, the Veritas outlining QEPprocess
9/25:  Extensive presentation at the monthly faculty meeting
11/7:  Introduced QEP process at Board of Trustees meeting
Dec:  SACs Leadership Team:  Attend SACS Conference in San Antonio, Texas

July:  Co-Chairs Attend SACS Summer Institute in Houston, Texas
7/28:  Co-Chairs drew up plan for upcoming year
8/7:  Co-Chairs met with SACS leadership Team, Carol A. Scheppard and SACS laison, Sue Piepke to give overview of 2009-2010 QEP plan.
8/25:  Half-day workshop -- Brainstorming session with Faculty during Opening Faculty Workdays.
9/16:  Brainstorming Session with Communications Committee
9/24:  Met with Executive Council (Vice Presidents include Academic Affairs, Finance, Administration, College Relations and Institutional Advancement) to update on QEP process.
10/7 and 10/26:  Brainstorming Sessions with Student Affairs Staff and Student Senate
11/6:  Met with Board of Trustees to update on QEP process
12/7:  SACs Leadership Team:  Attend SACS Conference in San Antonio; Co-Chairs plan 2010-2011 QEP timeline

1/11:  Formation of the Proposal Analysis Team Feb. 1Co-Chairs met to plan first Proposal Analysis Team (PAT) meeting
2/2:  Initial Meetings of Proposal Analysis Team – campus feedback solicited.
2/11:  Co-Chairs met with Council on Athletics to update on QEPprocess. Co-Chairs met to plan second PAT meeting.
2/16:  Initial review of seven proposals by Proposal Analysis Team – suggest designs for campus feedback solicited.
3/2, 3/16 & 3/30:  Proposal Analysis Team discerns issues and selects QEP topic– campus feedback solicited.
4/6:  QEP Topic announced at Founder's Day
April:  Development of QEP Planning Team, development of plan anddrafting of QEP document
Sept:  Nominate Lead Evaluator, generate awareness of and input for QEP development, design for implementation structure, acquisition of base-line data, literature review of best practices, design for assessment strategies and assessment cycle, outline of five-year budget.

Jan:  Draft summary of QEP topic identification process; draft literature review of best practices; draft implementationand management structure; draft financial plan for five year implementation; draft assessment plan, student learning outcomes, assessment tasks, and assessment of progress; draft demonstration of broad based involvement of community
March 1:  Compliance Certification Submitted
April:  Completion of QEP document
June:  Submission of QEP to SACS
Oct 18- 20:  On-Site Peer Review Conducted
Nov:  Begin implementation of QEP

May/June:  Review by the Commission on Colleges

To find out more about the Compliance Certification, visit compliance certification.