SCC Reports to ACCJC
Federal law mandates that accrediting agencies require institutions to obtain accreditor approval of a substantive change before it is included in the scope of the accreditation granted to the institution. The substantive change process requires evidence of institutional planning, resource commitment to the proposed change, and evidence that following the change the institution continues to meet the Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, and Commission policies. It is the institution’s responsibility to demonstrate the effect of a substantive change on the quality, integrity, capacity and effectiveness of the total institution.
Additional information about the Substantive Change process can be found on the Accrediting Commission for Community & Junior Colleges (ACCJC) website at www.accjc.org/substantive-change.