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Compliance Committees

SACS Reaffirmation Process: 2008 - 2011

SACS Steering Committee
Institutional Effectiveness Educational Programs
Student Affairs & Services Faculty Credentials
Financial & Physical Resources QEP Selection

 

SACS Steering Committee

Committee Assignment:

The Commission on Colleges requires that institutions establish a leadership team to manage and validate the internal institutional assessment of compliance with all Core Requirements and Comprehensive Standards. The responsibilities of the steering committee include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating and managing the internal review process.
  • Overseeing the institutional review of the extent of compliance with the Principles of Accreditation and the documentation of evidence supporting the extent of compliance.
  • Developing a Focused Report if needed.
  • Overseeing the development of the QEP.
  • Ensuring that the institutional community is engaged in the review process and is informed of the progress of the review.
  • Overseeing arrangements for the on-site visit.
  • Ensuring that the appropriate follow-up activities are in place to address compliance issues and to monitor the progress of the QEP.

Further, this committee will conduct the review of data and complete the Compliance Certification document, which will demonstrate the extent to which SFA complies with each of the Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards, and Federal regulations as presented in the Principles of Accreditation.

Committee Membership:

Chair: James Standley  
SACS Liaison: Ric Berry
Members: Mary Nelle Brunson Danny Gallant
Karyn Hall Susan Jennings
Larry King Roni Lias
Steve Westbrook  


Compliance Report Areas of Responsibility:

The Principle of Integrity 1.0    
Core Requirements 2.0    
Institutional Governance 3.1 3.2  
Compliance 3.12 3.13 3.14



Institutional Effectiveness Core Team

Committee Assignment:

The Institutional Effectiveness Core Team is one of seven committees that will assist SFA in conducting the self-studies necessary to prepare the Compliance Certification as part of the SACS reaffirmation process. Each of these committees has been assigned a different set of Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards, and Federal Requirements on which to focus its attention.

Core Team Members:

Chair: Mary Nelle Brunson  
Members: Karyn Hall Larry King
Randy McDonald Adam Peck
Bob Szafran  


Compliance Report Area of Responsibility: 3.3

Reporting to the Core Team will be the following committees:

  • Educational Programs / Learning Outcomes

Chair: Mary Nelle Brunson
Member: Larry King
   
Compliance Report Area of Responsibility: 3.3.1.1

  • Administrative Support Services

Chair: Karyn Hall
Members: Diana Boubel Monique Cossich
  Mel Finkenberg Chuck Lopez
   
Compliance Report Area of Responsibility: 3.3.1.2

  • Educational Support Services

Chair: Randy McDonald
Members: Shirley Dickerson Debra Kiesel
  Dan Norton  
   
Compliance Report Area of Responsibility: 3.3.1.3

  • Research

Chair: Bob Szafran
Members: Carrie Brown Russell Franks
  Jimmie Yeiser  
   
Compliance Report Area of Responsibility: 3.3.1.4

  • Community / Public Service

Chair: Adam Peck
Members: Bob Choate Sam Copeland
  Debbie DuFrene J.B. Watson
   
Compliance Report Area of Responsibility: 3.3.1.5

 


 

Educational Programs Core Team

Committee Assignment:

The Educational Programs Core Team is one of seven committees that will assist SFA in conducting the self-studies necessary to prepare the Compliance Certification as part of the SACS reaffirmation process. Each of these committees has been assigned a different set of Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards, and Federal Requirements on which to focus attention.

Core Team Members:

 

Chair: Brian Murphy  
Members: Tony Duben Mike Fountain
Susan Jennings  

Compliance Report Area of Responsibility: 3.4

Reporting to the Core Team will be the following committees:

  • Undergraduate Programs

Chair: Susan Jennings
Members: Freddie Avant Mark Barringer
  Karen Migl Brian Utley
   
Compliance Report Area of Responsibility: 3.5

  • Graduate Programs

Chair: Mike Fountain
Members: Julia Ballenger Kim Childs
  Alyx Frantzen Mike Stroup
   
Compliance Report Area of Responsibility: 3.6

  • Library

Chair: Tony Duben  
Members: John Dahmus John Goodall
  David Gundersen Lisa Mize
  Leon Young  
   
Compliance Report Areas of Responsibility: 2.9 3.8




Student Affairs and Services Committee

Committee Assignment:

The Student Affairs and Services Committee is one of seven committees that will assist SFA in conducting the self-studies necessary to prepare the Compliance Certification as part of the SACS reaffirmation process. Each of these committees has been assigned a different set of Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards, and Federal Requirements on which to focus its attention.

Committee Members:

 

Chair: Adam Peck  
Members: Tim Clipson Jeff Huskey
  David Kulhavy Kevin Langford
  M.E. McWilliams Michael Preston
  Student - Elyssa Knowles, Class of 2011
  Student - Jamal Smith, Class of 2011
   
Compliance Report Areas of Responsibility: 3.9 3.2.11

 



Faculty Credentials Committee

Committee Assignment:

The Faculty Credentials Committee is one of seven committees that will assist SFA in conducting the self-studies necessary to prepare the Compliance Certification as part of the SACS reaffirmation process. Each of these committees has been assigned a different set of Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards, and Federal Requirements on which to focus its attention.

Committee Members:

 

Chair: James Standley  
Members: Marc Guidry Michael Stroup
   
Compliance Report Area of Responsibility: 3.7



 

Financial and Physical Resources Core Team

Committee Assignment:

The Financial and Physical Resources Core Team is one of seven committees that will assist SFA in conducting the self-studies necessary to prepare the Compliance Certification as part of the SACS reaffirmation process. Each of these committees has been assigned a different set of Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards, and Federal Requirements on which to focus its attention.

Core Team Members:

 

Chair: Treba Marsh  
Members: Carrie Brown Dora Fuselier
Shelly Lackey Dale Perritt

Compliance Report Areas of Responsibility:
  2.11.1 2.11.2  
  3.10 3.11 4.0


Reporting to the Core Team will be the following committees:

  • Alumni and Public Affairs

Chair: Treba Marsh
Members: Jeff Davis Roy Joe Harris
  Shirley Luna  
   
Compliance Report Areas of Responsibility:
3.2.2.3
3.2.2.4 3.2.13
  • Physical Resources

Chair: Dale Perritt
Members: Lee Brittain Paul Davis
  Sam Smith  
   
Compliance Report Area of Responsibility: 3.11


  • Institutional Advancement / Grants & Contracts / Federal Requirements

Chair: Carrie Brown
Members: Marcus Cox Steven Galatas
  Glenda Herrington
   
Compliance Report Areas of Responsibility:
3.2.2.3
3.2.13



Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Selection Committee

Committee Assignment:

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Selection Committee is one of seven committees that will assist SFA in conducting the self-studies necessary to prepare the Compliance Certification as part of the SACS reaffirmation process. Each of these committees has been assigned a different set of Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards, and Federal Requirements on which to focus its attention.

This committee will provide oversight for the development of the QEP that is to be included as part of the SACS reaffirmation process. The responsibility of this committee in guiding this process should include, but is not limited to, the following components:

  • A brief descriptive title.
  • A topic that is creative and vital to the long-term improvement of student learning.
  • A definition of student learning appropriate to the focus of the QEP.
  • Evidence of careful analysis of the institutional context in which the goals will be implemented and of consideration of best practices related to the QEP's topic or issues.
  • A viable implementation plan that includes necessary resources and a framework that details matters such as timelines, leadership, resource allocation, and assessment schedule.
  • A comprehensive evaluation plan clearly related to the QEP goals, with the latitude and flexibility to make adjustments to achieve the desired student learning outcomes.
  • Appendices, if applicable.

Committee Members:

 

Chair: James Standley
Members: Monique Cossich Mel Finkenberg
  M.E. McWilliams Tara Newman
 
Jerry Williams
     
   
Compliance Report Area of Responsibility: 2.12

 


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