SACSCOC Accreditation Statement
McDowell Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of McDowell Technical Community College.
- Reaffirmation of accreditation occurs every 10 years, with a fifth year interim report due in-between.
- McDowell Technical Community College is now preparing for reaffirmation in 2021 to demonstrate compliance with the SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation, and the preparation of a Quality Enhancement Plan that addresses a focused topic or issue related to enhancing student learning.
McDowell Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Reaffirmation of accreditation occurs every 10 years, with a fifth year interim report due in-between. MTCC is now preparing for reaffirmation in 2021. The reaffirmation process consists of two main components.
- Demonstration of compliance with the SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation.
- Preparation of a Quality Enhancement Plan that addresses a focused topic or issue related to student learning or success.
In addition, the process involves extensive evaluation of compliance by an off-site reaffirmation committee, an on-site reaffirmation committee, and the final review by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees.
This site provides information about the reaffirmation process tot he MTCC community. If you have questions, please contact Ladelle Harmon, Director of Institutional Effectiveness at [email protected].
Overview of Reaffirmation
In January 2018, McDowell Technical Community College established a committee structure to oversee the college’s preparations for reaffirmation of accreditation.
Reaffirmation Leadership Team:
The Reaffirmation Leadership Team (also know as the President’s Council) oversees the 2021 reaffirmation process by providing leadership and resources to the committees preparing the reaffirmation documents and by ensuring the college is in compliance with SACSCOC standards. The Leadership Team will give final approval of two key documents to SACSCOC:
- the Compliance Certification
- the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)
REAFFIRMATION YEAR: 2021
For general questions about accreditation and reaffirmation, please contact the Director of Institutional Effectiveness, at [email protected].
|Orientation of Leadership Teams||SACSCOC Annual Meeting December 8-11, 2018|
|Compliance Certification Due||March 2, 2020|
|Off-Site Peer Review Conducted||April 21-24, 2020|
|Quality Enhancement Plan Due (and optional Focused Report)||August 10, 2020|
|On-Site Peer Review Conducted||September 22-24, 2020|
|Review by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees||June 2021|
Mr. Harmon serves as the accreditation liaison for the college and is responsible for assuring that compliance with accreditation requirements is incorporated into planning and evaluation processes of the institution, notifying SACSCOC in advance of substantive changes, serving as the contact person for SACSCOC, and maintaining all records related to the institution’s accreditation.