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SACSCOC REAFFIRMATION OF ACCREDITATION

Welcome to Lenoir Community College’s Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Accreditation Website. This site serves as the gateway to our College’s reaffirmation and the campus focal point for sharing all the pertinent information involving LCC’s preparation for its upcoming 2014 SACSCOC reaffirmation. It includes the processes, resources, councils, and working groups involved in the preparations, progress updates, goals, and timelines.

Many colleagues from across our campuses are working diligently to prepare for the College’s reaffirmation visit October 1-3, 2013, and your help and assistance are most welcome to assure our success. As we continue to develop innovative approaches to enhancing LCC’s institutional effectiveness, and most importantly student learning, this website will serve as a collaborative, college-wide work space to exchange ideas and facilitate compliance.

The new accreditation standards adopted by SACSCOC in 2004, and revised in 2006, have fundamentally changed the accreditation landscape since our last reaffirmation in 2003. The criteria has been significantly revised, refocused, and reduced; and the process has become much more collaborative and collegial. Most importantly, there is a strong spirit of trust and a focus on improving the quality of the student learning experience. I encourage you to visit the SACSCOC website (www.sacscoc.org/) and acquaint yourself with the Commission on Colleges, its publications and conferences, and most certainly, the principles of accreditation standards.

I invite and encourage you to speak with any of the members of LCC’s SACSCOC Leadership Team and Working Groups to learn more. Through this evolving initiative, we will be working to improve our learning environment long after the SACSCOC reaffirmation visitors have come and gone, and there are ample opportunities for all members of the LCC community to participate.

The reaffirmation of LCC by the College’s accreditation body is one of the most important initiatives of the next five years. I invite you to join us in this important effort. In the near future, the SACSCOC Leadership Team will be holding important information sessions to acquaint you with the reaffirmation process and to provide you with important updates regarding the College’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).

Deborah Grimes, Ed.D., Accreditation Liaison
Source: SACS-COC Handbook for Institutions Seeking Reaffirmation – August 2011 Edition

BUILDING A FOUNDATION OF UNDERSTANDING
Accreditation by the Commission on Colleges signifies that the institution (1) has a mission appropriate to higher education, (2) has resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that mission, and (3) maintains clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers and that indicate whether it is successful in achieving its stated objectives.

**The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement
(2010 edition)

Compliance Report
On-site Committee Roster
Fifth Year Report
On-Site Training
Focused Report
General Information About LCC
Reaffirmation Process
Response to Visiting Committee Report – Mar. 2014
Reference Room

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Deborah Grimes
Vice President of Academic and Student Services

Administration (Building 003), Room 104
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 344
Fax: (252) 233-6879
Email: ddgrimes39@lenoircc.edu

Jo Wilson
Director of Distance Education and and Institutional Effectiveness

Learning Resources Center, (Building 5), Room 227A
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 516
Fax: (252) 233-6879
Email: djwilson45@lenoircc.edu

Dr. Steven Felzer
Mathematics/Engineering/Health and Physical Education Department Chair/Instructor

Waller (Building 24), Room 229
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 931
Fax: (252) 233-6889
Email: jsfelzer33@lenoircc.edu