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Project Timeline

The process for reaffirmation began in spring 2018. A committee was established, compliance data was collected and the format for the QEP was developed.

This timeline has been established to help the University plan ahead and ensure deadlines are met.

Spring 2019

  • Draft Compliance Report
  • Contact external consultants to review Compliance Report
  • Conduct internal review cycles
  • Develop Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)
  • Feb. 18-21, 2019: Observe on-site peer review team at Chowan University, NC (Private, Level III)

Summer 2019

  • Complete draft of compliance report
  • Continue internal review cycles
  • Compliance Report based on University input
  • Develop QEP

Fall 2019

  • Sept. 10: Compliance Report due
  • Conduct internal review cycles on the QEP
  • Oct. 10: Submit nomination and accompanying biographical information to be considered for Lead QEP Evaluator (6 months prior to on-site visit)
  • Revise the QEP based on University input
  • Complete QEP by November
  • Prepare for off-site peer review
  • Nov. 5-8: off-site peer review
  • Develop a Focused Report, as needed

Spring 2020

  • Feb. 5-6: Advisory Visit
  • March 2: Submit the QEP and Focused Report (6 weeks before the on-site visit)
  • April 13-16: Host the on-site peer review team
  • Begin implementing QEP

Summer 2020

  • Begin preparing any responses to the on-site peer review team

Fall 2020

  • Sept. 16: Formally respond to review by the on-site peer review team
  • Dec. 8-11: Prepare for review by SACSCOC Board of Trustees
  • Continue implementing QEP

Spring 2021

  • Receive official letter of accreditation (i.e. Action Letter) from SACSCOC Board of Trustees in January
  • Continue implementing QEP