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District Board of Trustees Policies

Policy: 1.03

Title: Accreditation

Legal Authority: Florida Statutes: 1000.21, 1001.64, 1004.65

Office of Primary Responsibility: President's Office

Related Procedures:
1030 - Substantive Change

South Florida State College, as an accredited institution of higher education, will maintain accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and will comply with all criteria and requirements therein stipulated. Various programs may also have discipline- or program-specific accreditation.

The college shall notify SACSCOC of substantive changes as defined under federal regulations and, when required, seek approval for the initiation of such changes. The Board authorizes and directs the president or designee to establish a procedure to report substantive changes in a timely fashion.

South Florida State College is recognized by Florida Statute and by the Florida Board of Education and is, therefore, eligible to receive state funding support.

History: Last Revised: 4/24/13

Issued by District Board of Trustees: 11/28/2001

Reviewed: 7/01/04, 7/01/07, 7/01/2012, 6/27/12

Revised: 9/23/09, 4/24/13