Compliance Certification

The Compliance Certification is a document completed by the institution to demonstrate its compliance with the SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards, and Federal Requirements.

Texas Wesleyan University is approaching the completion of the Certification in two steps:

Step 1: 2010-2011 Conduct a Readiness Review

A Readiness Review Team has been established to conduct the review.


  • Confirmation of responsibilities for assuring compliance with standards
  • Assessment of compliance
  • Assessment of supporting documents currently available
  • Identification of relevant activities underway
  • Identification of issues that may affect compliance
  • Conduct independent assessment of compliance
  • Establish responsibility for preparing the compliance certificate

The Readiness Review Team will provide periodic status reports to the SACSCOC Leadership Team and develop information to inform the University community (students, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees) about the reaffirmation process during 2010-2011.

Readiness Review Schedule

June 2010
Reaffirmation planning; draft membership composition for Leadership Team and Readiness Audit Team.
September 2010
Prepare briefing materials and orient Readiness Audit Team; review and confirm responsibility matrix and identify who else should be involved; set calendar for readiness audit.
November 18, 2010
Discuss preliminary findings; Review format for data collection. Is it working?
January 2011
Team members present preliminary findings of compliance on their sections.
January 2011
Interim report from Readiness Audit Team leader to Leadership Team; alert relevant areas to issues that may affect compliance.
February 2011
Enter final information to evidence compliance. Areas of non-compliance implement solutions; develop or redefine processes, procedures, and forms and submit plans for coming into compliance.
February - March 2011
Team members review all submissions and provide input re. compliance.
March 2011
Team establishes compliance in each area to report to Leadership Team.
March 2011
Team leader presents results of Readiness Audit to Leadership Team (evidence of compliance and plans); relevant areas alerted to issues that may affect compliance.
April 2011
End readiness audit; transition to preparing the Compliance Certification Report; establish Compliance Certification Committee.

Readiness Review Team

Ms. Julie McCoy, Team Leader
Mr. Chris Windsor
Dr. Helena Bussell
Ms. Pam Rast
Ms. Stephanie Franks
Mr. Steve Roberts
Ms. Kay Van Toorn
Ms. Lori Logan
Mr. Trevor Morris
Ms. Kristi Taylor
Dr. Mary Ann Clark
Mr. Marcus Kerr
Dr. Aileen Curtin
Ms. Cindy Potter
Step 2: 2011-2012 Prepare Compliance Certification

Preparation of the Compliance Certification will follow the completion of the Readiness Review.

Purpose: Completion of the Compliance Certification requires three actions by the institution for each of the standards:

  • Determine the level of compliance
  • Attach documentation that supports the level of compliance indicated
  • Develop a narrative that summarizes, links, and interprets the documentation as it builds a case in support of the level of compliance indicated.


April 2011
End readiness review; transition to preparing the Compliance Certification; establish Compliance Certification Team
June 2011
Leadership Team Orientation in Atlanta
June & August
Brief/Train Compliance Certification Team; establish timeline/due dates
August - December 2011
Compliance Report preparation by Compliance Certification Team including briefings to Leadership Team
January - April 2012
Editing and Formatting of Report with approval of content by Leadership Team
April - May 2012
Tentative "mock" reviews
May - July 2012
Final editing & Preparation for submission
August 2012
Final approval by Leadership Team for submission
September 2012
Compliance Report due to SACSCOC

Compliance Certification Team:

Ms. Julie McCoy, Team Leader
Mr. Chris Windsor
Dr. Helena Bussell
Ms. Cindy Potter
Ms. Stephanie Franks
Ms. Sheri Parker
Ms. Kay Van Toorn
Mr. Madhav "Maddy" Chandra
Dr. Aileen Curtin
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