Overview

H. Councill Trenholm State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees as well as certificates in specific occupational areas. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of H. Councill Trenholm State Community College.

Accreditation by SACSCOC signifies that the institution:

Has a mission appropriate to higher education
Has resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that   mission
Maintains clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its   mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers, and
Is successful in achieving its stated objectives

Among other benefits, SACSCOC accreditation enables Trenholm State Community College to maintain eligibility for student financial aid through the U.S. Department of Education.

Welcome

Message from President Sam Munnerlyn

President Sam Munnerlyn

Welcome to H. Councill Trenholm State Community College's website that supports our application for membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). This website provides explanations for all principles of accreditation. In addition, each section of the site illustrates how we meet each specific requirement or standard by providing evidence. Trenholm State's educational program represents a unique mix of challenging academic study as well as career-oriented hands-on experiences. Our beautiful campuses provide the context and backdrop for a wonderfully wholesome college experience in which students study, gain on-the-job experience, and interact socially.

We encourage you to learn more about Trenholm State through viewing our website at https://www.trenholmstate.edu. At the same time, all of us at Trenholm State‒faculty, staff, and administration‒heartily and eagerly await the opportunity to welcome you in person.

Reaffirmation Timeline

December 2016

TSCC's Leadership Team attended SACSCOC's Reaffirmation of Accreditation Orientation

March 2018

Compliance Certification and Institutional Summary due

April 24-27, 2018

Off-Site Peer Review conducted

August 28, 2018

Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Focused Report, and updated Institutional Summary Form due

October 9-11, 2018

On-Site Peer Review conducted

 

June 2019

Review by SACSCOC Board of Trustees

 

Quality Enhancement Plan

Executive Summary

H. Councill Trenholm State Community College’s (Trenholm State’s) proposed Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), “Raising the Bar for Math Success,” will focus on enhancing student learning and success in developmental mathematics. The process of selecting the QEP theme was designed to be open and include all college stakeholders, with a continued focus on ensuring the topic was aligned with Trenholm State’s mission and connected to its strategic plan. After several campus-wide meetings and review of institutional research related to student learning and performance outcomes, the QEP Committee identified the topic of most relevance and need to improve student learning and overall achievement. Institutional data and performance trends highly informed this decision. In spring 2017, for instance, 80.7 percent of first-time college students entering Trenholm State were placed in developmental mathematics. Furthermore, data revealed that completion rates for students in developmental mathematics during fall 2014, 2015, and 2016 ranged from a low of 54.9 percent to a high of 75 percent.

The proposed QEP is designed to meet the needs of developmental math students and move them successfully through remediation not only faster, but prepared to succeed in college-level coursework. The QEP goals and student learning outcomes will serve as the foundation for assessing the impact of the QEP implementation strategies.

QEP Goals

Goal 1:

Decrease the percentage of students placing into developmental mathematics by providing intervention activities prior to enrollment

Goal 2:

For students who place in developmental mathematics, increase the percentage of students enrolled in developmental mathematics during their first semester

Goal 3:

Increase success rates of students participating in developmental mathematics

Goal 4:

Increase retention of students participating in developmental mathematics

Goal 5:

Increase the percentage of students completing developmental mathematics who successfully complete the program capstone course (MTH100 or higher) within one year

Trenholm State expects that through the QEP, data collection will demonstrate a decrease in the number of students taking developmental mathematics, improve success rates for students enrolled in developmental mathematics and capstone mathematics courses, improve developmental mathematics competencies, and provide a positive experience for students in mathematics courses. To achieve the QEP goals, initiatives within the QEP include developing a “math boot camp” to provide math instruction and overview of math concepts before students take the math placement assessment with the goal of decreasing the number of students placing into developmental math courses; provide professional development for all faculty to ensure students are enrolled in appropriate developmental math courses and capstone math courses during the first or second semesters of enrollment; redesign the developmental mathematics curriculum and instructional delivery methodologies in accordance with the Emporium model which demonstrates success in mathematics courses; and use primarily full-time instructors to teach developmental math courses to enhance availability and student support.

Quality Enhancement Plan Timeline

December 2016

TSCC’s Leadership Team attended SACSCOC's Reaffirmation of Accreditation Orientation

January 2017

QEP Planning Team

January – March 2017

QEP Data Team

 

Develop QEP Goals and SLOs

February 2018

QEP Implementation Team/Marketing Team

 

August 28, 2018

QEP due

Student Achievement

Trenholm State's regional accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), directed all colleges and universities in the southern region to provide information to the public regarding our goals for student achievement and the extent to which we attain them. Below are Trenholm State's outcomes, performance criteria, and most recent results. For comments or questions about this information, contact Dr. Mimi Johnson at mjohnson@trenholmstate.edu in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

Student Achievement Data

FAQ

What is SACSCOC?

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America and other international sites approved by the Commission on Colleges that award associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degrees. For more information, see http://www.sacscoc.org/ .

What is SACSCOC accreditation?

According to SACSCOC, Accreditation ensures constituents and the public of the quality and integrity of higher education institutions and programs, and to help those institutions and program improve. In order to award degrees/certificates and to be eligible to receive student financial aid and participate in other federal programs, institutions in the U.S. must be accredited by one of six regional accrediting bodies that are recognized by the U. S. Department of Education. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accredits institutions in the state of Alabama. This peer-review accreditation process involves a comprehensive self-study, off-site review, a 3-day on-site visit, and review by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees.

Further, SACSCOC states, "When accreditation is awarded to an institution of higher education by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), it means that the institution has (1) a mission appropriate to higher education, (2) resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain its mission, (3) clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers, and that it is (4) successful in assessing its achievement of these objectives and demonstrating improvements. Accreditation by SACSCOC is a statement of the institution's continuing commitment to integrity and its capacity to provide effective programs and services based on agreed-upon accreditation standards."

Why is it important to TSCC?

Accreditation is important to TSCC because it is important to the success of our students. Without recognized regional accreditation, our students cannot earn valid degrees/certificates. Additionally, SACSCOC contends that the purposes are to 1) improve quality throughout the institution, 2) assure the public that institutions meet established standards, and 3) enable institutions to provide financial aid. Accreditation demonstrates to our constituents that we operate with integrity in all matters and provide quality education to our students.

What is the process for reaccreditation?

After institutions receive initial accreditation through SACSCOC, they are reevaluated every ten years for reaffirmation of Accreditation." In this process, each institution addresses 2018 Principles of Accreditation covering topics such as integrity, governance and administration, finances, faculty, student services, educational programs, and policy compliance. Based on these principles, a self-study called the Compliance Certification Report is submitted for review. The report includes detailed narratives of our programs, services, and processes, as well as documentation and data to support our claims. An off-site team of peer higher education professionals reviews that report and provides feedback. Then, the institution responds to that feedback and prepares for an on-site review. A separate team of peer reviewers visits the campus to make their final assessment. The last step in the process is the review by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees.

How long does it take and why?

TSCC submitted its Compliance Certification Report in March 2018. Our on-site reaffirmation review will be on October 9-11, 2018. Then, the Board of Trustees for SACSCOC will make decisions regarding our reaffirmation in December 2018.

What's the benefit to TSCC when we complete reaccreditation?

Accreditation is all about continuous improvement of the university and its processes in order to support students in achieving academic excellence. Through the process of accreditation, we have the chance to evaluate our programs and services. If we are successful in improving our processes and procedures, then students will benefit. In addition, TSCC will continue to have degree-granting authority and access to federal programs including student aid.

What is a QEP?

The Quality Enhancement Plan is an integral part of the accreditation process, emphasizing SACSCOC's and the institution's commitment to continuous improvement. The QEP addresses a single, specific issue that can help strengthen and improve student learning. The QEP will be the major focus of the site visit in October. Trenholm State's QEP is Raising the Bar for Math Success. It is a five-year effort that focuses on enhancing student success in developmental math. To learn more, go to https://www.trenholmstate.edu/college-information/qep-quality-enhancement-plan/ .

Committees

Trenholm State Community College

SACSCOC Proposed Principles of Accreditation

 


STANDARDS

COMMITTEE
CHAIR / CO-CHAIR

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Leadership Member Responsible

1. The Principle of Integrity
The institution operates with integrity in all matters (Integrity) (Core Requirement).

     

2.1
 
The institution has a clearly defined, comprehensive, and published mission specific to the institution and appropriate for higher education. The mission addresses teaching and learning and, where applicable, research and public service.(Institutional mission) Current CR 2.4

Geneva Patterson
Dr. Suresh Kaushik

Glenda Davis
Ann Vernon
Henry Smith
James Perry
Ed Abrasley

Dr. Mimi Johnson

3.1.a
An institution seeking to gain or maintain accredited status has degree granting authority from the appropriate government agency or agencies.(Degree-granting authority) 
Current CR 2.1

Carol Millender
Michael Barnett

Dr. C. Smith
Doris Pinkston
Jon Beckham
Ricard Herring
Frank Dreyfus
Kimberly White
Winston Warr

Dr. Kemba Chambers

3.1.b
 
An institution seeking to gain or maintain accredited status offers all course work required for at least one degree program at each level at which it awards degrees. (Course work for degrees)
Current CR 2.74
, and additional information referred to Resource Manual

Joe Edwards
Sharon Watts

Bobbie Boddie
Ralph Burton
Ryan Moore
Heath Flowers
Kent Turner
Sharon Portis
Phillip Allen
Loren Lunde
Dr. M. Akwuba
Michael Reed
Tim Spraggins

Dr. Kemba Chambers

3.1.c
 
An institution seeking to gain or maintain accredited status is in operation and has students enrolled in degree programs. (Continuous operation)
Current CR 2.6

Dr. Tracie Carter
Carol Millender

 

Dr. Kemba Chambers

4.1.a
The institution has a governing board of at least five members that is the legal body with specific authority over the institution. Current CR 2.2

 

Samuel Munnerlyn
Angela Cone

 

President Munnerlyn

4.1.b
The institution has a governing board of at least five members that exercises fiduciary oversight of the institution. Current CR 2.2

Samuel Munnerlyn
Angela Cone

 

President Munnerlyn

4.1.c
The institution has a governing board of at least five members that ensures that both the presiding officer of the board and a majority of other voting members of the board are free of any contractual, employment, personal, or familial financial interest in the institution. Current CR 2.2

Samuel Munnerlyn
Angela Cone

 

President Munnerlyn

4.1.d

The institution has a governing board of at least five members that is not controlled by a minority of board members or by organizations or institutions separate from it. Current CR 2.2

Samuel Munnerlyn
Angela Cone

 

President Munnerlyn

4.1.e

The governing board is not presided over by the chief executive officer of the institution.
Current CR 2.3 in part
(Governing board characteristics)

Cathy Wright
Dr. Syed Raza

Phillip Allen
Angela Cone
Sherease Grant
Dr. C. Smith

Cathy Wright

4.2.a
The governing board ensures the regular review of the institution's mission. (Mission review)
Current CS 3.1.1 in part

Samuel Munnerlyn
Angela Cone

 

President Munnerlyn

4.2.b
The governing board ensures a clear and appropriate distinction between the policy-making function of the board and the responsibility of the administration and faculty to administer and implement policy. (Board/administrative distinction)
Current CS 3.2.6

Samuel Munnerlyn
Angela Cone

 

President Munnerlyn

4.2.c
The governing board selects and regularly evaluates the institution's chief executive officer. (CEO evaluation/selection)
Current CS 3.2.1

Dr. Pam Rollins
Dr. Syed Raza

 

President Munnerlyn

4.2.d
The governing board defines and addresses potential conflict of interest for its members. (Conflict of interest)
Current CS 3.2.3

Samuel Munnerlyn
Angela Cone

 

President Munnerlyn

4.2.e
The governing board has appropriate and fair processes for the dismissal of a board member. (Board dismissal)
Current CS 3.2.5

Samuel Munnerlyn
Angela Cone

 

President Munnerlyn

4.2.f
The governing board protects the institution from undue influence by external persons or bodies. (External influence)
Current CS 3.2.4

Samuel Munnerlyn
Angela Cone

 

President Munnerlyn

4.2.g
 
The governing board defines and regularly evaluates its responsibilities and expectations. (Board evaluation) No previous requirement.

Samuel Munnerlyn
Angela Cone

 

President Munnerlyn

4.3
If an institution's governing board does not retain sole legal authority and operating control in a multiple-level governance system, then the institution clearly defines that authority and control for the following areas within its governance structure: (a.) institution's mission, (2) fiscal stability of the institution, and (3) institutional policy. (Multi-level governance)
Current CS 3.2.2 (3.2.2.1-3.2.2.3)

Samuel Munnerlyn
Angela Cone

 

President Munnerlyn

5.1
The institution has a chief executive officer whose primary responsibility is to the institution. (Chief executive officer)
Current CR 2.3, in part

Cathy Wright
Dr. Syed Raza

Phillip Allen
Angela Cone
Sherease Grant
Dr. C. Smith

Cathy Wright

5.2.a
The chief executive officer has ultimate responsibility for, and exercises appropriate control over the institution's educational, administrative, and fiscal programs and services (CEO control)
Current CS 3.2.11, adds "educational"

Cathy Wright
Dr. Syed Raza

Phillip Allen
Angela Cone
Sherease Grant
Dr. C. Smith

Cathy Wright

5.2.b (NOT APPLICABLE)
The chief executive officer has ultimate responsibility for, and exercises appropriate control over the institution's intercollegiate athletics program (Control of intercollegiate athletics)
Current CS 3.2.11

Cathy Wright (must write statement indicating that the College doesn’t have athletics.)

 

Cathy Wright

5.2.c
The chief executive officer has ultimate responsibility for, and exercises appropriate control over the institution's fund-raising activities. (Control of fund-raising activities) Current revised CS 3.2.12

Angela Hurst
Dr. Mimi Johnson

 

Dr. Mimi Johnson

5.3.a
For any entity organized separately from the institution and formed primarily for the purpose of supporting the institution or its programs: The legal authority and operating control of the institution is clearly defined with respect to that entity.(Institutional-related entities)
Current CS 3.2.13

Angela Hurst
Dr. Mimi Johnson

 

Dr. Mimi Johnson

5.3.b
For any entity organized separately from the institution and formed primarily for the purpose of supporting the institution or its programs: The relationship of that entity to the institution and the extent of any liability arising from that relationship are clearly described in a formal, written manner. (Institutional-related entities)
Current CS 3.2.13

Angela Hurst
Dr. Mimi Johnson

 

Dr. Mimi Johnson

5.3.c
For any entity organized separately from the institution and formed primarily for the purpose of supporting the institution or its programs:

The institution demonstrates that (1) the chief executive officer controls any fund-raising activities of that entity or (2) the fund-raising activities of that entity are defined in a formal, written manner which assures that those activities further the mission of the institution.
 
(Institution-related entitles) Current CS 3.2.13

Angela Hurst
Dr. Mimi Johnson

 

Dr. Mimi Johnson

5.4
The institution employs and regularly evaluates administrative and academic officers with appropriate experience and qualifications to lead the institution. (Qualified administrative/
academic officers)
Combines current CS 3.2.8 and CS 3.2.1O

Pam Rollins
Sherease Grant

S. Arington
C. Bell
Dr. R. Okeowo
M. Richardson
R. Scott

Dr. Suresh Kaushik

5.5
The institution publishes and implements policies regarding the appointment, employment, and regular evaluation of non-faculty personnel. (Personnel appointment and evaluation) Current CS 3.2.9, but specific to non-faculty personnel

Pam Rollins
Sherease Grant

S. Arington
C. Bell
Dr. R. Okeowo
M. Richardson
R. Scott

Dr. Suresh Kaushik

6.1
The institution employs an adequate number of full-time faculty members to support the mission and goals of the institution. (Full-time faculty)
 Current CR 2.8 without disaggregation of academic programs

Carol Millender
Doris Pinkston

R. Scott
S. Smith
E. Taylor
M. Pickett
R. Thomas
M. Richardson
J. Junco
L. Burnette
W. Warr
Dr. F. Oji

Dr. Kemba Chambers

6.2.a
For each of its educational programs, the institution justifies and documents the qualifications of its faculty members. (Faculty qualifications)
Current CS 3.7.1 (additional information in Resource Manual

Dr. Pam Rollins
Doris Pinkston

R. Scott
S. Smith
E. Taylor
M. Pickett
R. Thomas
M. Richardson
J. Junco
L. Burnette
W. Warr
Dr. F. Oji

Dr. Kemba Chambers

6.2.b
For each of its educational programs, the institution employs a sufficient number of full-time faculty members to ensure curriculum and program quality, integrity, and review. (Program faculty)
Current CR 2.8-references programs

Carol Millender
Doris Pinkston

R. Scott
S. Smith
E. Taylor
M. Pickett
R. Thomas
M. Richardson
J. Junco
L. Burnette
W. Warr
Dr. F. Oji

Dr. Kemba Chambers

6.2.c
For each of its educational programs, the institution assigns appropriate responsibility for program coordination. (Program coordination) Current CS 3.4.11 (additional explanation in Resource Manual)

Dr. Kemba Chambers
Carol Millender

D. Peten
M. Chandrasoma
J. Shedd
A. Long
F. Dreyfus

Dr. Kemba Chambers

6.3
The institution publishes and implements policies regarding the appointment, employment, and regular evaluation of faculty members, regardless of contract or tenure status. (Faculty appointment and evaluation) Current CS 3.7.2, faculty evaluation

Dr. Tracie Carter
Dr. Pam Rollins

 

Dr. Kemba Chambers

6.4
The institution publishes and implements appropriate policies and procedures for preserving and protecting academic freedom. (Academic freedom) Current CS 3.7.4

James Perry
Dr. Candy Smith

S. Arington
Dr. K. Scott
A. Davis
E. Abrasley
F. Dreyfus

Dr. Kemba Chambers

6.5
The institution provides ongoing professional development opportunities for faculty members as teachers, scholars, and practitioners, consistent with the institutional mission. (Faculty development) Current CS 3.7.3

Carol Millender
Ronica Thomas

R. Scott
S. Smith
E. Taylor
M. Pickett
R. Thomas
M. Richardson
J. Junco
L. Burnett
Dr. C. Smith

Dr. Kemba Chambers

7.1
 
The institution engages in ongoing, comprehensive, and integrated research-based planning and evaluation processes that (a.) focus on institutional quality and effectiveness and (b.) incorporate a systematic review of institutional goals and outcomes consistent with its mission. (Institutional Planning)
Current CR 2.5, revised

Dr. Mimi Johnson

B. Edwards
J. Edwards
Dr. G. Hudson
J. Junco
D. Long
S. Massey
T. McBryde
J. Perry
M. Pickett
D. Pinkston
M. Robinson
J. Shedd
R. Thomas
K. Turner
A. Vernon
S. Watts
K. White
Dr. M. Whiting
F. Williams

Dr. Mimi Johnson

7.2
The institution has a Quality Enhancement Plan that (a.) has a topic identified through its ongoing, comprehensive planning and evaluation processes; (b.) has broad-based support of institutional constituencies; (c.) focuses on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student success; (d.) commits resources to initiate, implement and complete the QEP; and (e.) includes a plan to assess achievement. (Quality Enhancement Plan)
Combined and modified CR 2.12 and CS 3.3.2

Danny Perry

 

Danny Perry

7.3
 
The institution identifies expected outcomes of its administrative support services and demonstrates the extent to which the outcomes are achieved. (Administrative effectiveness) Current CS 3.3.1.2

 

Eboni Eiland

 

Dr. Mimi Johnson

8.1
The institution identifies, evaluates, and publishes goals and outcomes for student achievement appropriate to the institution's mission, the nature of the students it serves, and the kinds of programs offered. The institution uses multiple measures to document student success. (Student achievement)
Current FR 4.1, modified with more explanation in the Resource Manual

Maria Richardson
Dr. Mimi Johnson

Eboni Love-Eiland
Alpha Washington

Dr. Mimi Johnson

8.2a
The institution identifies expected outcomes, assesses the extent to which it achieves these outcomes, and provides evidence of seeking improvement based on the analysis of the results in student learning outcomes for each of its educational programs, (Student outcomes: educational programs)
Current CS 3.3.1.1

Sharon Watts

 

Dr. Mimi Johnson

8.2.b
The institution identifies expected outcomes, assesses the extent to which it achieves these outcomes, and provides evidence of seeking improvement based on analysis of the results in student learning outcomes for collegiate-level general education competencies of its undergraduate degree programs,
 
(Student outcomes: general education)
Current CS 3.5.1,with modifications

Sharon Watts
Dr. Nakia Robinson

Eboni Love-Eiland

Dr. Mimi Johnson

8.2.c
The institution identifies expected outcomes, assesses the extent to which it achieves these outcomes, and provides evidence of seeking improvement based on analysis of the results in: academic and student services that support student success . ( Student outcomes: academic and student services) Current CS 3.3.1.3

Monica Robinson
Dr. Mimi Johnson

Eboni Love-Eiland

Dr. Mimi Johnson

9.1
Educational programs (a.) embody a coherent course of study, (b.) are compatible with the stated mission and goals of the institution, and (c.) are based upon fields of study appropriate to higher education. (Program content)
 Combined parts of current CR 2.7.2 and FR 4.2

Dr. Tracie Carter
Dr. Marilyn Whiting

D. Peten
M. Chandrasoma
J. Shedd
A. Long
D. Carden
M. Barnette
A. Dozier
R. Buice
J. Cantrell
K. White
W. Warr
G. Davis

Dr. Kemba Chambers

9.2
The institution offers one or more degree programs based on at least 60 semester credit hours or the equivalent at the associate level; at least 120 semester credit hours or the equivalent at the baccalaureate level; or at least 30 semester credit hours or the equivalent at the post-baccalaureate, graduate, or professional level. The institution provides an explanation of equivalencies when using units other than semester credit hours. The institution provides an appropriate justification for all degree programs and combined degree programs that include fewer than the required number of semester credit hours or its equivalent unit. (Program Length)
Combined parts of current CR 2.7.1 and FR 4.4

Dr. Tracie Carter
Dr. Marilyn Whiting

D. Peten
M. Chandrasoma
J. Shedd
A. Long
D. Carden
M. Barnette
A. Dozier
R. Buice
J. Cantrell
K. White
W. Warr
G. Davis

Dr. Kemba Chambers

9.3.a
The institution requires the successful completion of a general education component at the undergraduate level that is based on a coherent rationale. (General education requirements)
Current CR 2.7.3

Joe Edwards
Sharon Watts

B. Boddie
R. Burton
R. Moore
H. Flowers
K. Turner
S. Portis
P. Allen
L. Lunde
Dr. M. Akwuba
M. Reed
T. Spraggins

Dr. Kemba Chambers

9.3.b
The institution requires the successful completion of a general education component at the undergraduate level that is a substantial component of each undergraduate degree program. For degree completion in associate programs, the component constitutes a minimum of 15 semester hours or the equivalent; for baccalaureate programs, a minimum of 30 semester hours or the equivalent.
 
(General education requirements)
Current CR 2.7.3

Joe Edwards
Sharon Watts

B. Boddie
R. Burton
R. Moore
H. Flowers
K. Turner
S. Portis
P. Allen
L. Lunde
Dr. M. Akwuba
M. Reed
T. Spraggins

Dr. Kemba Chambers

9.3.c
The institution requires the successful completion of a general education component at the undergraduate level that ensures breadth of knowledge. These credit hours include at least one course from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, and natural science/mathematics. These courses do not narrowly focus on those skills, techniques, and procedures specific to a particular occupation or profession.
 
(General education requirements)
 Current CR 2.7.3

Joe Edwards
Sharon Watts

B. Boddie
R. Burton
R. Moore
H. Flowers
K. Turner
S. Portis
P. Allen
L. Lunde
Dr. M. Akwuba
M. Reed
T. Spraggins

Dr. Kemba Chambers

9.4
At least 25 percent of the credit hours required for an undergraduate degree are earned through instruction offered by the institution awarding the degree. (Institutional credits for an undergraduate degree) Current CS 3.5.2

Dr. Kemba Chambers
Tennie McBryde

 

Dr. Kemba Chambers

9.5 (Not Applicable)
At least one-third of the credit hours required for a graduate or a post-baccalaureate professional degree are earned through instruction offered by the institution awarding the degree. (Institutional credits for a graduate/professional degree) Current CS 3.6.3

Dr. Kemba Chambers (write statement indicating that this is not applicable)

 

Dr. Kemba Chambers

9.6 (Not Applicable)
Post-baccalaureate professional degree programs and graduate degree programs are progressively more advanced in academic content than undergraduate programs, and are structured (a.} to include knowledge of the literature of the discipline and (b.) to ensure engagement in research and/or appropriate professional practice and training. (Post· baccalaureate rigor and curriculum) Combination current CS 3.6.1 and CS 3.6.2

Dr. Kemba Chambers (write statement indicating that this is not applicable)

 

Dr. Kemba Chambers

9.7
The institution publishes requirements for its undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate professional programs, as applicable. The requirements conform to commonly accepted standards and practices for degree programs. (Program requirements)
Combined parts of current CS 3.5.3 and CS 3.6.4

Joe Edwards
Tim Spraggins

B. Boddie
R. Burton
R. Moore
H. Flowers
K. Turner
S. Portis
P. Allen
L. Lunde
Dr. M. Akwuba
M. Reed
T. Spraggins

Dr. Kemba Chambers

10.1
The institution publishes, implements, and disseminates academic policies that adhere to principles of good educational practice and that accurately represent the programs and services of the institution. (Academic policies)
Current CS 3.4.5

Dr. Marilyn Whiting
Dr. Tracie Carter

D. Peten
M. Chandrasoma
J. Shedd
A. Long
D. Carden
M. Barnette
A. Dozier
R. Buice
J. Cantrell
Dr. T. McBryde
T. Arthur
B. Edwards
T. Anthony
G. Davis

Dr. Kemba Chambers

10.2
 
The institution makes available to students and the public current academic calendars, grading policies, cost of attendance, and refund policies. (Public information)
Current FR 4.3 with added "cost of attendance"

Dr. Tennie McBryde
Sheila Morris

 

Dr. Greg Hudson

10.3
The institution ensures the availability of archived official catalogs, digital or print, with relevant information for course and degree requirements sufficient to serve former and returning students. (Archived information)
Current CS 3.13.1 referencing policy "Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure"

Dr. Tennie McBryde
Dr. Tracie Carter

C. Millender

Dr. Kemba Chambers

10.4
The institution (a.) publishes and implements policies on the authority of faculty in academic and governance matters, (b.) demonstrates that educational programs for which academic credit is awarded are approved consistent with institutional policy, and (c.) places primary responsibility for the content, quality, and effectiveness of the curriculum with its faculty. (Academic governance) Combination of current CS 3.7.5, CS 3.4.1, and CS 3.4.10

Dr. Regina Okeowo
Dr. Ken Scott

S. Arington
H. Flowers
J. Shedd
A. Davis
J. Perry

Dr. Kemba Chambers

10.5
The institution publishes admissions policies consistent with its mission. Recruitment materials and presentations accurately represent the practices, policies, and accreditation status of the institution. The institution also ensures that independent contractors or agents used for recruiting purposes and for admission activities are governed by the same principles and policies as institutional employees. (Admissions policies and practices)
Combination of current CS 3.4.3, FR 4.6, and CS 3.13.1,referencing policy "Student Advertising and Recruitment"

Dr. Greg Hudson
Mrs. Arlinda Knight

Dr. Tennie McBryde

Dr. Greg Hudson

6.a
 
An institution that offers distance or correspondence education ensures that the student who registers in a distance or correspondence education course or program is the same student who participates in and completes the course or program and receives the credit. (Distance and correspondence education) Current FR 4.8

Melissa Pickett
Regina Rudolph

Dr. K. Scott
R. Rudolph
P. Blackmon
H. Flowers
B.S. Merrill
Dr. C. Smith
S. Watts
Dr. S. Raza
D. Pinkston

Dr. Kemba Chambers

6.b
An institution that offers distance or correspondence education has a written procedure for protecting the privacy of students enrolled in distance and correspondence education courses or programs. (Distance and correspondence education) Current FR 4.8

Melissa Pickett
Regina Rudolph

Dr. K. Scott
R. Rudolph
P. Blackmon
H. Flowers
B.S. Merrill
Dr. C. Smith
S. Watts
Dr. S. Raza
D. Pinkston

Dr. Kemba Chambers

6.c
An institution that offers distance or correspondence education ensures that students are notified in writing at the time of registration or enrollment of any projected additional student charges associated with verification of student identity. (Distance and correspondence education) Current FR 4.8

Melissa Pickett
Regina Rudolph

Dr. K. Scott
R. Rudolph
P. Blackmon
H. Flowers
B.S. Merrill
Dr. C. Smith
S. Watts
Dr. S. Raza
D. Pinkston

Dr. Kemba Chambers

10.7
The institution publishes and implements policies for determining the amount and level of credit awarded for its courses, regardless of format or mode of delivery. These policies require oversight by persons academically qualified to make the necessary judgments. In educational programs not based on credit hours (e.g., direct assessment programs), the institution has a sound means for determining credit equivalencies. (Policies for awarding credit) Combination of current FR 4.9, CS 3.4.6, and CS 3.4.8

Dr. Tennie McBryde
Carol Millender

S. Watts
J. Edwards
Dr. T. McBryde
Dr. T. Carter
H. Flowers
J. Beckham
C. Burdick
T. Spraggins
E. Abrasley
B.S Merrill

Dr. Greg Hudson

10.8
 
The institution publishes policies for evaluating, awarding and accepting credit not originating from the institution. The institution ensures (a.) the academic quality of any credit or coursework recorded on its transcript, (b.) an approval process with oversight by persons academically qualified to make the necessary judgments, and (c.) the credit awarded is comparable to a designated credit experience and is consistent with the institution's mission. (Evaluating and awarding academic credit)
Current CS 3.4.4 with new requirements in b. and c. (formerly only in policy)

Dr. Tennie McBryde

 

Dr. Greg Hudson

10.9
The institution ensures the quality and integrity of the work recorded when an institution transcripts courses or credits as its own when offered through a cooperative academic arrangement. The institution maintains formal agreements between the parties involved, and the institution regularly evaluates such agreements. ( Cooperative academic arrangements) Combination of current 3.13.1 and CS 3.4.7 with emphasis on transcripts.

Dr. Marilyn Whiting
Dr. Tracie Carter

M. Richardson
J. Junco
L. Burnett
H. Flowers
D. Pinkston
S. Watts
C. Millender

Dr. Kemba Chambers

11.1
The institution provides adequate and appropriate library and learning/information resources, services, and support for its mission. (Library and learning/information resources)
 Combination of CR 2.9 and CS 3.8.1

Paul Blackmon
Amy Smith

J. Trimble
D. Pinkston

Dr. Kemba Chambers

11.2
The institution ensures an adequate number of professional and other staff with appropriate education or experiences in library and/or other learning/information resources to accomplish the mission of the institution. (Library and learning/information staff)

Current CS 3.8.3

Paul Blackmon
Amy Smith

J. Trimble
D. Pinkston

Dr. Kemba Chambers

11.3
The institution provides (a.) student and faculty access and user privileges to its library services and (b.) access to regular and timely instruction in the use of the library and other learning/information resources. (Library and learning/information access
Current CS 3.8.2 and, in part, last sentence of CS 3.4.12

Paul Blackmon
Amy Smith

J. Trimble
D. Pinkston

Dr. Kemba Chambers

12.1
The institution provides adequate and appropriate library and learning/information resources, services, and support for its mission. (Library and learning/information resources)
Combination of CR 2.9 and CS 3.8.1

Paul Blackmon
Amy Smith

J. Trimble
D. Pinkston

Dr. Kemba Chambers

12.2
The institution ensures an adequate number of academic and student support services staff with appropriate education or experience in student support service areas to accomplish the mission of the institution. (Student support services staff)
Current CS 3.9.3

Dr. Greg Hudson

 

Dr. Greg Hudson

12.3
The institution publishes clear and appropriate statement(s) of student rights and responsibilities and disseminates the statement(s) to the campus community. (Student rights) Current CS 3.9.1

Dr. Greg Hudson

 

Dr. Greg Hudson

12.4
The institution (a.) publishes appropriate and clear procedures for addressing written student complaints, (b.) demonstrates that it follows the procedures when resolving them, and (c.) maintains a record of student complaints that can be accessed upon request by SACSCOC. (Student complaints)
Combination of current FR 4.5 and CS 3.13.1 referencing policy" Complaints and Procedures"

Dr. Greg Hudson
Doris Pinkston

 

Dr. Greg Hudson

12.5
The institution protects the security, confidentiality, and integrity of its student records and maintains security measures to protect and back up data. (Student records)
Current CS 3.9.2

Dr. Greg Hudson
Tennie McBryde

 

Dr. Greg Hudson

12.6
The institution provides information and guidance to help student borrowers understand how to manage their debt and repay their loans. (Student debt)
No previous requirement.

Mrs. Betty Edwards
Sheila Morris

 

Dr. Greg Hudson

13.1
The institution has sound financial resources and a demonstrated, stable financial base to support the mission of the institution and the scope of its programs and services. (Financial resources) Current CR 2.11.1, in part

Billy Merrill
Shemedrea Johnson

K. Beckham
D. Fontaine
S. Robinson

Cathy Wright

13.2.a
The member institution provides the following financial statements: an institutional audit (or Standard Review Report issued in accordance with Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services issued by the A/CPA for those institutions audited as part of a system wide or statewide audit) for the most recent fiscal year prepared by an independent certified public accountant and/or an appropriate governmental auditing agency employing the appropriate audit (or Standard Review Report) guide
 
(Financial documents)
 Current CR 2.11.1, in part

Billy Merrill
Shemedrea Johnson

K. Beckham
D. Fontaine
S. Robinson

Cathy Wright

13.2.b
The member institution provides the following financial statements: a statement of financial position of unrestricted net assets, exclusive of plant assets and plant-related debt, which represents the change in unrestricted net assets attributable to operations for the most recent year
(Financial documents)
Current CR 2.11.1, in part

Billy Merrill
Shemedrea Johnson

K. Beckham
D. Fontaine
S. Robinson

Cathy Wright

13.2.c
The member institution provides the following financial statements: an annual budget that is preceded by sound planning, is subject to sound fiscal procedures, and is approved by the governing board.
 
(Financial documents)
Current CR 2.11.1, in part

Billy Merrill
Shemedrea Johnson

K. Beckham
D. Fontaine
S. Robinson

Cathy Wright

NOTE
For applicant and candidate institutions, including an applicant seeking separate accreditation from a current SACSCOC-accredited institution, the institution provides the financial information, including audit requirements, specified in the SACSCOC's policy entitled "Accreditation Procedures for Applicant lnstitutions.
(Financial documents)
Current CR 2.11.1, in part

Billy Merrill
Shemedrea Johnson

K. Beckham
D. Fontaine
S. Robinson

Cathy Wright

13.3
 
The institution manages its financial resources in a responsible manner. (Financial responsibility)
Current CS 3.10.1 without referencing "recent history of financial stability"

Billy Merrill
Shemedrea Johnson

K. Beckham
D. Fontaine
S. Robinson

Cathy Wright

13.4
The institution exercises appropriate control over all its financial resources.

(Control of finances) Current CS 3.10.3

Shemedrea Johnson

K. Beckham

D. Fontaine

S. Robinson

Cathy Wright

13.5
The institution maintains financial control over externally funded or sponsored research and programs. (Control of sponsored research/ external funds)
 Curren CS 3.10.4

Shemedrea Johnson

D. Fontaine
L. Lilley
S. Johnson
S. Morris

Cathy Wright

13.6
The institution (a.) is in compliance with its program responsibilities under Title IV of the most recent Higher Education Act as amended and (b.) audits financial aid programs as required by federal and state regulations. In reviewing the institution's compliance with these program responsibilities under Title IV, SACSCOC relies on documentation forwarded to it by the U. S. Department of Education. (Federal and state responsibilities) Combination of current FR 4.7 and CS 3.10.2

Billy Merrill
Shemedrea Johnson

S. Morris
K. Beckham
D. Fontaine
S. Robinson

Cathy Wright

13.7
The institution ensures adequate physical facilities and resources, both on and off campus, that appropriately serve the needs of the institution's educational programs, support services, and other mission-related activities. (Physical resources)
Combination of current CS 3.11.3 and CR 2.11.2

Robert Allen
Charles Harris

L. Campbell
K. Cox
M. Goode
C. Massengale
V. Chisolm

Cathy Wright

13.8
The institution takes reasonable steps to provide a healthy, safe, and secure environment for all members of the campus community. (Institutional environment)
Current CS 3.11.2

Robert Allen
Charles Harris

L. Campbell
K. Cox
M. Goode
C. Massengale
V. Chisolm

Cathy Wright

14.1
The institution (a.) accurately represents its accreditation status and publishes the name, address, and telephone number of SACSCOC in accordance with SACSCOC's requirements and federal policy and (b.) ensures all its branch campuses include the name of that institution and make it clear that their accreditation is dependent on the continued accreditation of the parent campus . (Publication of accreditation status)
Combination of current CR 3.14.1 and CR 3.13.1 referring to policy "Separate Accreditation"

Arlinda Knight

 

Arlinda Knight

14.2
The institution has a policy and procedure to ensure that all substantive changes are reported in accordance with SACSCOC's policy. ( Substantive change)
Current CS 3.12.1

Dr. Tracie Carter
Carol Millender

Dr. Mimi Johnson

Dr. Kemba Chambers

14.3
The institution applies all appropriate standards and policies to its distance learning programs, branch campuses, and off-campus instructional sites. (Comprehensive institutional reviews) Current CS 3.13.1 referring to policy "Reaffirmation of Accreditation and Subsequent Reports"

Dr. Tracie Carter
Carol Millender

 

Dr. Kemba Chambers

14.4
The institution (a.) represents itself accurately to all U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting agencies with which it holds accreditation and (b.) informs those agencies of any change of accreditation status, including the imposition of public sanctions.
(Representation to other agencies)
Current CS 3.13.1 referring to policy "Accrediting Decisions of Other Agencies."

Dr. Tracie Carter
Carol Millender

 

Dr. Kemba Chambers

14.5
The institution complies with SACSCOC's policy statements that pertain to new or additional institutional obligations that may arise that are not part of the standards in the current Principles of Accreditation. (Policy compliance)
(Note: For applicable policies, institutions should refer to SACSCOC website http:/www.sacscoc.org)
 Current CS 3.13

Dr. Tracie Carter
Carol Millender

 

Dr. Kemba Chambers

 

Logistics and Local Arrangements Committee

Arlinda Knight, Chair
Angela Cone, Co-Chair
Lewis Webb, Co-Chair
Robert Allen
Kenny Cox
Katrice Small
Vernon Chisholm
Eboni Eiland
Robert Rollins
Shemedrea Johnson
Selena Hartley

SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison

Dr. Mimi Johnson
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Phone: 334.420.4243
Email: mjohnson@trenholmstate.edu

Mr. Samuel Munnerlyn
Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 334.420.4295
Email: smunnerlyn@trenholmstate.edu