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Fifth Year Committee Resources - Committee Information and Forms

The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is one of only a few accrediting commissions that conducts a comprehensive review of its institutions every ten years. Most accrediting agencies conduct such reviews every 5 to 7 years. The U.S. Department of Education requires accrediting agencies that it recognizes to monitor its institutions more often to ensure that institutions having access to federal funds continue to meet accreditation standards. To that end, the Commission has developed a Fifth-Year Interim Report and for some institutions a review committee is required to examine off-campus sites as part of the Fifth-Year Interim Report process.  The examination of an off-campus site occurs when a new off-campus site is opened after the last on-site reaffirmation visit and the opening of this site was not a substantive change for the institution.  In this selected situation, at least one new off-campus site must be reviewed as part of the Fifth-Year Interim Report process.

Report of the On-Site Fifth-Year Review Committee
Documentation Prepared by the Institution for the Review Committee Examining Off-Campus Sites as Part of a Fifth-Year Interim Report
Faculty Roster Form
Core Requirement 2.7.4:  Documenting an Alternative Approach
Distance Education
Reports Submitted for Committee or Commission Review
Substantive Changes for Accredited Institutions
Unreported Substantive Changes


Administrative Expenses of the Chair/Secretary
Chair Response Form
Evaluation of Committee Member



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