SACS Related Policies

Students in classroomSACSCOC requires institutions of higher education to have policies or procedures for topics such as academic policies, credit hour definition, distance learning (privacy and notification), personnel-related policies, student complaints, substantive change, and beyond. Below are the comprehensive standards (CS) and federal requirements (FR), which SACSCOC requires an institution to have policies or procedures to address

  • CS 3.2.2 (Governing board control)
  • CS 3.2.3 (Board conflict of interest)
  • CS 3.2.5 (Board dismissal)
  • CS 3.2.6 (Board/ administration distinction)
  • CS 3.2.9 (Personnel appointment)
  • CS 3.2.14 (Intellectual property rights)
  • CS 3.4.3 (Admission policies)
  • CS 3.4.4 (Acceptance of academic credit)
  • CS 3.4.5 (Academic policies)
  • CS 3.7.4 (Academic freedom)
  • CS 3.7.5 (Faculty role in governance)
  • CS 3.9.1 (Student rights)
  • CS 3.12.1 (Substantive change)
  • CS 3.13.1 (Policy compliance)
  • FR 4.3 (Publication of policies)
  • FR 4.5 (Student complaints)
  • FR 4.8.2 (Distance Learning: privacy)
  • FR 4.8.3 (Distance Learning: notification)
  • FR 4.9 (Credit hours) Support a community of data users and data driven-decision makers