SACS Conducts Site Visit This Month

Posted: April 5, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) will send two teams of reviewers to George Mason University on April 16 through April 19. The site visit is part of the process to reaffirm the university’s accreditation, which must be done every 10 years. Reviewers will visit all three campuses.

Frank Borkowski, chancellor of Appalachian State University, chairs the two teams of peer reviewers: (1) a compliance audit team, which will evaluate the university’s compliance with SACS’s Criteria for Accreditation, and (2) a strategic consulting team, which will provide advice about improving the university in the areas of learning, research, community, and information technology. James Rogers, executive director of the Commission on Colleges, serves as the SACS representative.

After SACS team members arrive from across the region on Monday, April 16, they will meet for an organizational meeting, followed by a dinner and reception with the Board of Visitors, the President’s Council, and the Self-Study Steering Committee.

On Tuesday, April 17, the teams will begin reviewing the documentation assembled for the self-study, and interview faculty, staff, and students about compliance and strategic issues. The teams are expected to complete their research and draft a report of their findings on Wednesday and report their findings in an exit interview with the President’s Council and the Steering Committee on Thursday, April 19.

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