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.
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) attendees per institution.
The two fall 2016 workshops are:
- Friday, September 9, 2016, at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, La., and
- Friday, October 28, 2016, at Nova Southeastern University, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Facilitator: Dr. Kevin Sightler, Coordinator of substantive change, SACSCOC
Registration: Registration is required. Select a link below to register online:
New Orleans, La. Workshop Registration – September 9, 2016
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Workshop Registration – October 28, 2016
Registration is not complete until confirmed by email from SACSCOC. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis; space is very limited. Hotel suggestions, a campus map, and other information will be emailed after registration is confirmed.
Questions? Please contact Ida Young at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Spring 2017 workshops are planned; dates and locations will be posted here when settled.