The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has posted its First Monitoring Report in response to information requested by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), its regional accrediting body.
In a July 1, 2015 letter, SACSCOC asked the University to provide information about its compliance with seven accreditation standards.
The University responded with a 144-page report on March 11, 2016. In her accompanying letter, Chancellor Carol L. Folt wrote, “My colleagues and I have worked diligently to produce a report that comprehensively answers the Commission’s specific information requests and demonstrates the University’s compliance with the Commission’s Principles of Accreditation as well as the basis for our confidence in the quality and integrity of our academic programs.”
The report can be viewed as a PDF file or a web version that also includes links to several hundred additional pages of supporting documents. Some portions of those documents were withheld or redacted for public release to protect confidential information and the legally mandated privacy rights of students and employees.
UNC General Administration also provided additional information and detail about the University of North Carolina system’s policy and oversight activities at the intersection of athletics and academics to members of a special committee appointed by SACSCOC. That document, which includes previous reports and memorandums, may be viewed as a PDF file.
The SACSCOC Board of Trustees will take final action on the University’s accreditation status in June.
The University is a founding member of SACSCOC.