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Reaffirmation Timeline

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Project Timeline

*Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the on-site visit has been postponed to November 2020. 


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.


  • 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)
  • Complete draft of compliance report
  • Continue internal review cycles
  • Compliance Report based on University input
  • Develop QEP
  • 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
  • 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
Begin preparing any responses to the on-site peer review team
  • 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
  • Receive official letter of accreditation (i.e. Action Letter) from SACSCOC Board of Trustees in January
  • Continue implementing QEP