The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC):  is the 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 primarily among the diverse institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America and certain other international sites approved by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees.

To gain or maintain accreditation with the Commission on Colleges, an institution must comply with the standards contained in the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement and with the policies and procedures of the Commission on Colleges. The Commission on Colleges applies the requirements of its Principles to all applicant, candidate, and member institutions, regardless of type of institution (public, private for-profit, private not-for-profit).

See SASCOC for full statement of vision, mission, and values.

QEP Steering Committee

Debbie StorrsProvost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Bob SheaVice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
Sarah DaynesFaculty Senate Chair and Professor
Jodi PettazzoniAssociate Vice Provost

Topic Selection Committee

Andrea Hunter
Human Development and Family Studies, Chancellor’s Fellow for Campus Climate
Ken White
Dean’s Office, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Seth ArmahNutrition
Raina BarnettUniversity Registrar’s Office
Denise BellamyInternational Programs
Jen FeatherEnglish
Torren GatsonHistory
Steve HainesSchool of Music
Ye HeTeacher Education and Higher Education
Trish KemerlyConsumer, Apparel and Retail Studies
Joel LeeEnrollment Management
Marianne LegrecoCommunication Studies
Regina MccoyPublic Health Education
Jodi PettazzoniOffice of Assessment, Accreditation and Academic Program Planning
Stephanie PickettAdult Health Nursing
Melody RoodUniversity Libraries
Spencer SmithFinancial Aid
Lindsey WoelkerLeadership and Service Learning