2014 Reaffirmation

Florida State University’s accreditation is reaffirmed every ten years by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

To be accredited and reaffirmed, the university must demonstrate compliance with the SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation and prepare a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Reaffirmation of accreditation by the Commission on Colleges involves extensive evaluation of compliance by off-site peer review, an onsite review, and review by the Commission’s Board of Trustees. For more information about SACSCOC, please see http://www.sacscoc.org/.



SACSCOC Decennial Reaffirmation Project Timeline

June 2012Orientation session in Atlanta for Leadership Team
Apr - Jul 2013Advisory visit by COC staff, if desired
September 10, 2013Compliance Certification due
November 2013Off-site committee meets in Atlanta
Dec 2013 - Mar 2014Focus Report and QEP due [6 weeks before the on-site visit]
March 10-16, 2014Off-site visit
March 24-28, 2014On-site visit [main campus]
Jul - Sep 2014Response due to the Report of the Reaffirmation Committee due, if needed [5 months after visit]
December 2014Reaffirmation decision

Additional Resources

SACSCOC Compliance Certification Team

Members

Ruth S. Feiock, Chair
Associate VP of Academic Affairs and SACSCOC Liaison, Office of the Provost

Robert Bradley
Chair through June 2013
Vice President of Planning and Programs

Kim Barber
University Registrar

John Barnhill
Assistant Vice President of Admissions

Jennifer Buchanan
Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development and Advancement

Rick Burnette
Director of Institutional Research

John Carnaghi
Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration

Mary Coburn
Vice President of Student Affairs

Allison Crume
Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs

Carolyn Egan
General Counsel

William Ross Ellington
Associate Vice President of Research

Joyce Ingram
Assistant Vice President, Finance and Administration

Thomas Jennings Jr.
Vice President of University Advancement

Ken Johnson
Director of Information Technology Services

Cadence Kidwell
Program Director, Global Pathways

Karen L. Laughlin
Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Nancy H. Marcus
Dean of the Graduate School

Darryl Marshall
Director of Financial Aid

Sally McRorie
Vice President for Faculty Development and Advancement

Kayce Morton
Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Andrea Novak
Academic Administrator, Faculty Development and Advancement

Jessica Peters
Administrative Specialist, Planning and Programs

Susann Rudasill
Director, Office of Distance Learning

Jennifer Scoggins-Polous
Office of the Dean, Panama City, Florida, Campus

David P Yancey
Technology Specialist, Faculty Development and Advancement

Julia Zimmerman
Dean of the Libraries


Meetings

SACSCOC Compliance Certification Team Meetings for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013

All meetings* are scheduled on the last Thursday of the month from 2:00-3:00 p.m., in Room 201 Westcott.

* Please note the time change to these meetings.

    2012

  • February 20
  • April 24
  • June 14
  • July 26
  • August 30
  • September 27
  • October 25
  • November 29
    2013

  • January 31
  • February 28
  • March 28
  • April 25
  • May 30
  • June 27 (10:00–11:00 a.m.)*
  • July 25

Action Items and Timeline

SACSCOC Action Items and Timeline


SACSCOC Review Committee

Members

Ralph Alvarez
Associate Vice President for Budget, Planning, and Financial Services

Greg Beaumont
Associate Dean and Director, Office of Undergraduate Studies

Robert Bradley
Vice President for Planning and Programs

Ike Eberstein
Chair, Department of Sociology, and Member of Faculty Senate Steering Committee

Ross Ellington
Associate Vice President for Research

Ruth Feiock
Associate VP of Academic Affairs and SACSCOC Liaison, Office of the Provost

Lois Hawkes
Senior Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Janet Kistner
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Kayce Morton
Director of Institutional Effectiveness


SACSCOC Leadership Committee

Members

The SACSCOC Leadership Committee is responsible for managing and validating the internal institutional assessment of compliance with all Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards, and Federal Requirements.

Dr. Eric Barron,
President

Dr. Garnett Stokes,
Provost

Dr. Gary Tyson,
Faculty Senate President

Dr. Robert B. Bradley,
Vice President for Planning and Programs

Kyle Clark,
Vice President for Finance and Administration

Dr. Mary Coburn,
Vice President for Student Affairs

Tom Jennings,
Vice President for University Advancement

Liz Maryanski,
Vice President for University Relations

Dr. Sally McRorie,
Vice President for Faculty Development and Advancement

Dr. Gary K. Ostrander,
Vice President for Research

Ms. Carolyn Egan,
General Counsel

Ms. Ruth Feiock,
Associate VP of Academic Affairs and SACSCOC Liaison
Office of the Provost