Surviving Your Regional Accreditation: A Tongue-in-Cheek Reflection
Many academic leaders are involved in regional accreditations, and I am no exception. The six regional accrediting agencies are becoming increasingly stringent in the application and interpretation of their standards, and this can make the accrediting process a difficult one to survive. I have been involved in four of the 10-year "reaffirmation" activities, serving as chair of the college steering committee twice and serving as our institutional liaison with SACS for many years. While I will use SACS as my prototype for a survival guide for fellow academic leaders, I am confident that the strategies I suggest below are equally applicable to any regional—or even specialized—accreditation effort.
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