Navigating Southeastern's Submission for
Reaffirmation of Accreditation

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Statement of Integrity and Commitment
Summary Report
Preface to Southeastern's Compliance Certification Report

Southeastern's Compliance Certification Report:
     -Core Requirements
     -Comprehensive Standards
     -Federal Requirements

Index of Supporting Documentation



Core Requirements
Degree-granting authority
Governing board
Chief executive officer
Institutional mission
Institutional effectiveness
Continuous operation
Program length, program content, general education, contractual agreements for instruction
Learning resources and services
Student support services
Quality enhancement plan

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Comprehensive Standards:
Institutional Mission, Governance, and Effectiveness
3.1 Institutional Mission
3.1.1   Characteristics of mission statement
3.2 Governance and Administration
3.2.1 Selection and evaluation of chief executive officer
3.2.2 Legal authority and control in selected areas
3.2.3 Governing board: conflict of interest of members
3.2.4 Governing board: undue influence on members
3.2.5 Governing board: dismissal of members
3.2.6 Governing board: policy-making functions
3.2.7 Organizational structure for policy administration
3.2.8 Qualifications of administrative and academic officers
3.2.9 Policies for appointing faculty and staff
3.2.10 Evaluation of administrators
3.2.11 Control of chief executive officer over intercollegiate athletics
3.2.12 Control of chief executive officer over fund-raising activities
3.2.13 Relationship between associated foundations and the institution
3.2.14 Policies governing intellectual property
3.3 Institutional Effectiveness
3.3.1 Assessment of educational programs and support services
3.4 Educational Programs: All Educational Programs
3.4.1 Educational programs are approved and assessed
3.4.2 Continuing education, outreach and service programs are consistent with mission
3.4.3 Admissions policies consistent with mission
3.4.4 Awarding credit for transfer courses and professional certification
3.4.5 Publication of academic policies
3.4.6 Policies for determining course credit
3.4.7 Consortial and contractual courses and programs
3.4.8 Credit for courses taken on a noncredit basis
3.4.9 Appropriate academic support services
3.4.10 Standards for and publication of program requirements
3.4.11 Security and confidentiality of student academic records
3.4.12 Faculty are responsible for curriculum
3.4.13 Qualified academicians are responsible for degree programs
3.4.14 Use of technology for student learning
3.5 Educational Programs: Undergraduate Programs
3.5.1 Competencies with in the general education core
3.5.2 Twenty-five percent of degree credit earned at the institution
3.6 Educational Programs: Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate
       Professional Programs
3.6.1 Content of graduate vs. undergraduate degree programs
3.6.2 Independent learning in graduate programs
3.6.3 Majority of credit for graduate degree earned at the institution
3.7 Faculty
3.7.1 Qualifications of faculty
3.7.2 Evaluation of faculty
3.7.3 Professional development of faculty
3.7.4 Academic freedom
3.7.5 Responsibilities and authority of faculty
3.8 Library and Other Learning Resources
3.8.1 Resources supporting missions of teaching, research, and service
3.8.2 Instruction in use of library and other information resources
3.8.3 Number and qualifications of staff in library and information resources
3.9 Student Affairs and Services
3.9.1 Statement of student rights and responsibilities
3.9.2 Security, confidentiality, and integrity of student affairs records
3.9.3 Qualification of staff of student affairs programs
3.10 Resources
3.10.1 Financial stability
3.10.2 Accurate and complete financial statements
3.10.3 Audits of financial aid programs
3.10.4 Control over financial and physical resources
3.10.5 Financial control of externally funded research and programs
3.10.6 A healthy, safe, and secure environment
3.10.7 Adequate physical facilities

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Federal Requirements
4.1 Evaluating student achievement
4.2 Relationship of curriculum to purpose and goals of institution
4.3 Availability of academic calendars, grading policies, and refund policies
4.4 Appropriate program length for each degree
4.5 Procedures for addressing student complaints
4.6 Recruitment materials
4.7 Publication of information about primary accreditor of institution
4.8 Compliance with Title IV requirements

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