Comprehensive Standard 3.13

17.             The institution complies with the policies of the Commission on Colleges. (Comprehensive Standard 3.13)            

(Note:  Institutions are responsible for reviewing the following Commission policies and providing                            evidence of compliance with those that are applicable.  Polices can be accessed at http://www.sacscoc.org/policies.asp.).

 

  3.13 A. Accrediting Decisions of Other Agencies

 

            Applicable Policy Statement.  Any institution seeking or holding accreditation from more than one U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting body must describe itself in identical terms to each recognized accrediting body with regard to purpose, governance, programs, degrees, diplomas, certificates, personnel, finances, and constituencies, and must keep each institutional accrediting body apprised of any change in its status with one or another accrediting body.

 

Documentation:  The institution should (1) list federally recognized agencies that currently accredit the institution, (2) provide the date of the most recent review by each agency and indicate if negative action was taken by the agency and the reason for such action, (3) provide copies of statements used to describe itself for each of the accrediting bodies, (4) indicate any agency that has terminated accreditation, the date, and the reason for termination, and (5) indicate the date and reason for the institution voluntarily withdrawing accreditation with any of the agencies. (Or you can reference Part II, Item 5, Accreditation, for your response and also include your response to Item (3) above.)

 

X  Compliance          ___ Non-Compliance    ____ Not applicable

 

Narrative:   (Draft 3/11/16)

Southern University and A&M College is consistent with describing itself in regard to purpose, governance, programs, degrees, diplomas, certificates, personnel, finances, and constituencies, and apprises all accrediting bodies of any change in its status.  Additionally, SUBR offers programs in every college that are professionally accredited (Please see the table below).

 

 

 

Degree

SUBR Degree Programs

Accrediting Agency Names

and Description (hyperlinked)

(1) Date of Most Recent Review

(2) Negative Action Taken

Yes or No

Reason for Negative action

BS

Urban Forestry

Society of American Foresters (SAF) 

2015

No

 

BA

Mass Communications

Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications

2012

Yes

Conditional Accreditation due to lack of faculty corrected in 2014

BS

Computer Science-Scientific

Computing Sciences Accreditation Board; Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

2015

No

NA

BS

Computer Science-Information System

Computing Science Accreditation Board; Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

2015

No

NA

M ED

Educational Leadership

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011 

No

NA

M ED

Special Education

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011 

No

NA

MA

School Counseling

Council for the Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs

2009

No

NA

BS

Elementary Education Gr 1-5

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011 

No

NA

BS

Elem Ed & Spec Ed M/Mod Gr 1-5

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011 

No

NA

PBC

Elementary Education Gr 1-5

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011 

No

NA

BS

Mid School Ed & Spec Ed M/Mod Gr 4-8

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011 

No

NA

PBC

Middle School Education Gr 4-8

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011 

No

NA

PBC

Secondary Education Gr 6-12

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011 

No

NA

PBC

Multiple Levels Gr K-12

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011 

No

NA

PBC

Early Childhood Ed Gr Pk-3

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011 

No

NA

ME

Engineering

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

2009

No

NA

BSCE

Civil Engineering

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

2009

No

NA

BSEE

Electrical Engineering

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

2009

No

NA

BSME

Mechanical Engineering

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

2009

No

NA

BS

Electronics Engineering Technology

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

2009

No

NA

BS

Family And Consumer Sciences

Council for Accreditation of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)

2003

No

NA

BS

Chemistry

American Chemical Society

2012

No

NA

MA

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Council for the Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs

2009

No

NA

MPA

Public Administration

National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration

2012

No

NA

BS

Social Work

Council on Social Work Education

2013

No

NA

BM

Music

National Association of Schools of Music

2005

No

 

MS

Speech-Language Pathology

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

2015

No

NA

MS

Rehabilitation Counseling

Council on Rehabilitation Education

2010

No

NA

BSN

Nursing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

2013

No

NA

MSN

Family Nurse

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

2013

No

NA

DNP

Nursing Practice

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

2015

No

NA

BS

Business Management

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

2013

No

NA

MBA

Business Administration

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

2013

No

NA

BS

Accounting

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

2013

No

NA

BS

Finance

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

2013

No

NA

BS

Marketing

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

2013

No

NA

 

* JOINT PROGRAM - MUST BE COMPLETED AT OR IN COOPERATION WITH ANOTHER INSTITUTION/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL

Source: Louisiana Board of Regents Information Service Division, Inventory of Degree and Certificate Programs - Active Degree Programs, 2014.

 

3.13 B. Complaint Procedures against the Commission or Its Accredited Institutions

 

Applicable Policy Statement.  In addition to FR 4.5 regarding complaints, the Commission also requires, in accord with federal regulations, that each institution maintains a record of complaints received by the institution.  This record is made available to the Commission upon request.

 

Documentation:  Normally, this record will be reviewed and evaluated by the Commission as part of the institution's decennial evaluation; however, during the fifth-year interim review, when addressing this policy statement, the institution should provide information to the Commission describing how the institution maintains its record and (1) individuals/offices responsible for the maintenance of the record(s), (2) elements of a complaint review that are included in the record, and (3) where the record(s) is located (centralized or decentralized). 

 

X  Compliance           ___ Non-Compliance    ____ Not applicable

 

Narrative:  (Draft 3/11/16)

            Southern University and A&M College maintains its complaint records in the Office of Academic Affairs, including all correspondence related to the initial complaint in adherence to applicable university policies as detailed in FR 4.5. Additionally, the Office of Academic Affairs maintains an ongoing, electronic file of registered complaints, which includes the date that the complaint was filed, a description of the complaint, the individuals who responded, among other information.

Supporting Documentation

Registered Complaints File (to be inserted)

 

   3.13 C. Reaffirmation of Accreditation and Subsequent Reports

Applicable Policy Statement.  An institution includes a review of its distance learning programs in the Compliance Certification and in its Fifth-Year Compliance Certification. 

 

Documentation:  In order to be in compliance with this policy, the institution must have incorporated an assessment of its compliance with standards that apply to its distance and correspondence education programs and courses.

___ Compliance           ___ Non-Compliance    ____ Not applicable

Narrative:   (Draft 3/11/16)

SUBR has included an assessment of its distance education program in this report.  Distance education at SUBR is limited to online and hybrid learning.  SUBR does not offer any correspondence education programs.   Throughout this report, there has been inclusion of discussion related to distance education programs and offerings, including a discussion in CR 2.8, CR2.10, and CS 3.3.1.1.

Supporting Documentation

Board of Regents Program Accreditation

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