UGA submitted its Compliance Certification Report to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to meet the Sept. 8, 2021 deadline for this key step in the university’s reaffirmation of accreditation.
The report was the product of 18 months of work by a 32-member committee chaired by Meg Amstutz, associate provost for academic affairs and chief of staff in the Provost’s Office, who serves as UGA’s SACSCOC liaison. It documented compliance with more than 70 accreditation standards through more than 4,400 evidence items.
An off-site committee of SACSCOC peers will review the report later in the fall, and an on-site committee is expected to visit campus from March 28-31, 2022. The visiting committee will also provide feedback on UGA’s Quality Enhancement Plan, which is focused on promoting active learning practices at UGA. A committee of faculty and staff chaired by Henry Munneke, associate dean for undergraduate programs and the Roy Adams Dorsey Distinguished Chair in Real Estate in the Terry College of Business, is finalizing the plan this semester. The reaffirmation of accreditation process is expected to conclude with a vote at the SACSCOC Annual Meeting in December 2022.
To learn more about the university’s reaffirmation of accreditation, visit provost.uga.edu/oaie/accreditation/reaffirmation-2022/.