Substantive Change Drive-in Workshop
The Substantive Change Workshop is an opportunity to learn the principles and select advanced topics of substantive change from a SACSCOC staff member. It’s an ideal introduction for new liaisons and a refresher for those with experience.
The learning objectives are:
- to know what constitutes a substantive change;
- to assess substantive change in an institution-specific context;
- to know how to develop a plan for monitoring and reporting substantive change;
- to understand the substantive change review process;
- to know the principal types of substantive change such as program closures and teach-outs, level changes, new programs, off-campus instructional sites, and more;
- to know how to make and document determinations of “significant departure;” and
- to learn best practices for writing prospectuses and notifications.
The intended audience is liaisons, academic affairs staff members, provosts, faculty members, or others with substantive change responsibilities.
The one-day workshop begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m.; one-on-one consultations will be available until 3:00 p.m. Lunch is provided and there is no registration fee. Attendance is limited to two (2) people per institution.
The two spring 2016 workshops are:
- Friday, March 11, 2016, at Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
- Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Va.
Facilitator: Dr. Kevin Sightler, coordinator of substantive change, SACSCOC
Registration is required. Click a link below to register online:
Registration is not complete until confirmed by email from SACSCOC. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis; space is limited to 50 attendees. Registration will close no later than one week prior to the workshop. Hotel suggestions, a campus map, and other information will be emailed after registration is confirmed. Registration is limited to two (2) attendees per institution.
Questions? Contact Ida Young at email@example.com.
Fall 2016 workshops are planned; dates and locations will be posted here when settled.