The Fifth-Year Interim Report

Part III: The Fifth-Year Compliance Certification


Directions:
  1. Please access the document “Directions for Completion of Part III of the Fifth-Year Interim Report” for directions and guidelines for completing Part III.
  2. Please include Part III with Parts I, II, and V on the same electronic device or with the same print document. It should not be combined with Part IV.
  3. For each Core Requirement, Comprehensive Standard, and Federal Requirement listed below, the institution should make a determination regarding compliance, place an “X” in the appropriate box, explain the reason for the institution’s findings, and provide documentation in support of its determination.

1.The number of full-time faculty members is adequate to support the mission of the institution and to ensure the quality and integrity of each of its academic programs. (Core Requirement 2.8)
  X   Compliance ___ Non-Compliance
   
2. The institution provides student support programs, services, and activities consistent with its mission that are intended to promote student learning and enhance the development of its students. (Core Requirement 2.10)
    X   Compliance ___ Non-Compliance
   
3. The institution has qualified administrative and academic officers with the experience and competence to lead the institution. (Comprehensive Standard 3.2.8)
    X   Compliance ___ Non-Compliance
   
4. The institution identifies expected outcomes, assesses the extent to which it achieves these outcomes, and provides evidence of improvement based on analysis of the results in the following area: (Comprehensive Standard 3.3.1.1)
    X   Compliance ___ Non-Compliance
   
5. The institution publishes admissions policies that are consistent with its mission. (Comprehensive Standard 3.4.3)
    X   Compliance ___ Non-Compliance
   
6. For each major in a degree program, the institution assigns responsibility for program coordination, as well as for curriculum development and review, to persons academically qualified in the field. In those degree programs for which the institution does not identify a major, this requirement applies to a curricular area or concentration. (Comprehensive Standard 3.4.11)
    X   Compliance ___ Non-Compliance
   
7. The institution operates and maintains physical facilities, both on and off campus, that appropriately serve the needs of the institution’s educational programs, support services, and other mission-related activities. (Comprehensive Standard 3.11.3)
    X   Compliance ___ Non-Compliance
   
8. The institution evaluates success with respect to student achievement consistent with its mission. Criteria may include enrollment data; retention, graduation, course completion, and job placement rates; state licensing examinations; student portfolios; or other means of demonstrating student achievement. (Federal Requirement 4.1)
    X   Compliance ___ Non-Compliance
   
9. The institution’s curriculum is directly related and appropriate to the mission and goals of the institution and the diplomas, certificates, or degrees awarded. (Federal Requirement 4.2)
    X   Compliance ___ Non-Compliance
   
10. The institution makes available to students and the public current academic calendars, grading policies, and refund policies. (Federal Requirement 4.3)
    X   Compliance ___ Non-Compliance
   
11. Program length is appropriate for each of the institution’s educational programs. (Federal Requirement 4.4)
    X   Compliance ___ Non-Compliance
   
12. The institution has adequate procedures for addressing written student complaints and is responsible for demonstrating that it follows those procedures when resolving student complaints. (Federal Requirement 4.5)
    X   Compliance ___ Non-Compliance
   
13. Recruitment materials and presentations accurately represent the institution’s practices and policies. (Federal Requirement 4.6)
    X   Compliance ___ Non-Compliance
   
14. The institution is in compliance with its program responsibilities under Title IV of the most recent Higher Education Act as amended. (Federal Requirement 4.7)
    X   Compliance ___ Non-Compliance
  The institution audits financial aid programs as required by federal and state regulations. (Comprehensive Standard 3.10.2)
    X   Compliance ___ Non-Compliance
   
15. An institution that offers distance or correspondence education documents each of the following: (Federal Requirement 4.8)
    X   Compliance ___ Non-Compliance
   
16. The institution has policies and procedures for determining the credit hours awarded for courses and programs that conform to commonly accepted practices in higher education and to Commission policy. (Federal Requirement 4.9)
    X   Compliance ___ Non-Compliance
   
17. The institution complies with the policies of the Commission on Colleges. (Comprehensive Standard 3.13)
    X   Compliance ___ Non-Compliance