SACSCOC Reaffirmation
Ogeechee Technical College
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges' (SACSCOC) Reaffirmation of Accreditation is a comprehensive internal and external review process to ensure that member institutions maintain continuing compliance with Commission policies and with The Principles of Accreditation. An institution must be reaffirmed five years after it gains Initial Accreditation and every 10 years thereafter. Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) earned its initial accreditation in 2014 and is scheduled for reaffirmation in 2019.
 
According to SACSCOC, the success of the reaffirmation process depends upon four paramount concepts: (1) the belief that the accreditation of institutions should be determined through a system of peer review whereby institutional effectiveness and quality are evaluated primarily by individuals from institutions of higher education, and professional educators whose knowledge and experience enable them to exercise professional judgment, (2) institutional integrity evidenced by all information disseminated by institutions seeking reaffirmation being truthful, accurate, and complete and all institutional interactions with constituencies and the public being honest and forthright, (3) commitment to quality enhancement and continuous improvement, and (4) focus on student learning and on institutional effectiveness in supporting and enhancing student learning. For more information about SACSCOC, please visit www.sacscoc.org.
 
OTC's Reaffirmation Leadership Team
Ms. Lori S. Durden, President
Dr. Ryan Foley, Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
Dr. Lynn Futch, Director for the Quality Enhancement Plan
Ms. Eyvonne Hart, Vice President for Administration
Ms. Brandy Taylor, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
 
Reaffirmation Timeline
December 2016 - OTC's Leadership Team attended SACSCOC's Reaffirmation of Accreditation Orientation
March 2018 - Compliance Certification and Institutional Summary due
May 2018 - Off-Site Peer Review conducted
August 21, 2018 - Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Focused Report, and updated Institutional Summary Form due
October 2-4, 2018 - On-Site Peer Review conducted
June 2019 - Review by SACSCOC Board of Trustees
 
Quality Enhancement Plan Timeline
January 2016 - QEP Planning Team
March-December 2016 - QEP Data Team
December 2016 - OTC's Leadership Team attended SACSCOC's Reaffirmation of Accreditation Orientation
February 2017 - QEP Implementation Team/Marketing Team
February-April 2017 - Develop QEP Goals and SLOs
August 21, 2018 - QEP due
 

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SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison

Brandy Taylor
Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
Phone: 912.871.1616  
Email: btaylor@ogeecheetech.edu

 
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