ACU recognized to speak at annual SACSCOC conference

Posted November 16, 2012

ACU led the way in 2011 through the collegiate reaffirmation process by managing major transitions, implementing new general education curriculum, and adapting to the economic downturn with excellence and skill, according to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The university's performance in this process will be recognized next month at the SACSCOC's annual conference.

SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. The ACU SACSCOC Leadership Team will speak at the conference, detailing its tactics and the success that came from the 2011 reaffirmation process. The team, consisting of Dr. Nancy Shankle of language and literature, Dr. Tom Milholland of institutional effectiveness, Dr. Tom Winter of social work and Dr. Phyllis Bolin of mathematics, hopes the presentation will aid other institutions going through the same process.

"Through these national and international presentations, we are able to tell our story about planning and hosting a successful reaffirmation process," says Shankle. "Colleges throughout the country and as far away as Saudi Arabia look to ACU to see what we are doing to improve student learning outcomes through assessment procedures. Having the opportunity to present at these prestigious venues demonstrates the quality of our institution and ACU's commitment to excellence throughout our institution."

The annual conference will be held in Dallas from December 8-11. It will feature workshops, presentations, discussions and panels, along with special activities such as a Cyber Cafe, networking luncheon and dinners and tours of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. 

Learn more about the SACSCOC conference.