Compliance Certification

The Compliance Certification provides extensive evidence (a narrative and supporting documentation) of compliance with the Principle of Integrity, each of the sixteen Core Requirements, each of the fifty-eight Comprehensive Standards, and each of the seven Federal Requirements (federal regulations for Title IV funding).  These guidelines are currently under revision and the final version will be distributed in January 2018.

Our peer reviewers working within the SACSCOC expect to see a mature program assessment and administrative assessment along with complete faculty credentials.

Know that the Compliance Certification covers basic, broad-based foundational requirements that institutions must meet to be accredited.  The standards reflect basic expectations such as:

  • Degree granting authority
  • Governing board and chief executive officer
  • General education requirements that offer a breadth of knowledge
  • Adequate numbers of faculty
  • Student support, financial, physical, and learning resources

The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement provides a detailed overview of the current reaffirmation criteria.

Reaffirmation 2019 at Lamar University

The reaffirmation process at Lamar is led by Dr. Theresa Hefner-Babb, SACSCOC Liaison and Executive Director of the Office of Planning and Assessment. Information for the compliance report will be gathered by a 25 member Executive Leadership Committee and their respective subcommittees.

Our compliance report is due in September 2018.

Reaffirmation subcommittees are organized by the various areas in the draft in the revised version of the Principles of Accreditation.