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 no later than 3:00 p.m.; one-on-one consultations will be available until 4:00 p.m. Lunch is provided. There is no registration fee.
The two fall 2015 workshops are:
- October 27, 2015, at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Tex.
- November 9, 2015, at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, S.C.
Facilitator: Dr. Kevin Sightler, Coordinator of Substantive Change, SACSCOC
Registration is required and space is limited. Click the 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. Registration will close no later than one week prior to the workshop. Additional information such as suggested hotels and a map will be emailed after registration is confirmed. Registration is limited to two (2) attendees per institution.
Questions? Contact Ida Young at email@example.com.
Spring 2016 workshops are planned; dates and locations will be posted here when known.