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SACS Reaffirmation

PHSC completed its SACS reaffirmation submission in 2009 and was successfully re-accreditated in 2010. In 2011 PHCC submitted a substantive change to include its new Spring Hill Campus. That change was also approved by SACS.

SACS accredits over 800 institutions of higher education in 11 southeastern states that are overseen by the Commission on Colleges. Accreditation indicates that the college complies with basic standards and is committed to ongoing improvement by following an established cycle of planning, assessment, and quality enhancement. Perhaps the most paramount aspect of accreditation is that it recognizes the college’s focus on student achievement and its effectiveness in supporting and enhancing student learning.

Credits from an accredited institution are transferable to and from other accredited institutions. Without accreditation, credits earned by PHSC students may not be accepted by other regionally accredited institutions. Only accredited institutions are permitted to award federal financial aid to students.

8/19/2013
Year Three Report
Annual progress reports for PHCC’s Quality Enhancement Plan, Get eSmart, summarize accomplishments and changes of the past year and presents expectations for the current school year. For those interested in more details, this report also contains data, measurements, and progress of each action step.

8/16/2012
Year Two Report
Annual progress reports for PHCC’s Quality Enhancement Plan, Get eSmart, summarize accomplishments and changes of the past year and presents expectations for the current school year. For those interested in more details, this report also contains data, measurements, and progress of each action step.

8/17/2011
Year One Report
Annual progress reports for PHCC’s Quality Enhancement Plan, Get eSmart, summarize accomplishments and changes of the past year and presents expectations for the current school year. For those interested in more details, this report also contains data, measurements, and progress of each action step.

2/23/2011
Spring Hill Substantive Change

8/27/2009
Focused Report
The Focused Report provides the college with an opportunity to address findings of the Commission on Colleges’ Off-Site Review Committee by providing updated and additional documentation regarding its determination of compliance with comprehensive standards in question. The Focused Report is made available to members of the Commission on Colleges’ On-Site Review Committee for review prior to their visit to the college October 13-15, 2009. The Focused Report enables the On-Site Review Committee to review outstanding compliance issues in advance of its visit to the college so as to provide the committee with ample time to concentrate on the acceptability of the QEP.

8/12/2010
Get eSmart progress
Annual progress reports for PHCC’s Quality Enhancement Plan, Get eSmart, summarize accomplishments and changes of the past year and presents expectations for the current school year. For those interested in more details, this report also contains data, measurements, and progress of each action step.

8/4/2009
Quality Enhancement Plan: Get eSmart!
The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is an integral part of the reaffirmation of accreditation process. A successful QEP must describe a course of action that the college will take for institutional improvement crucial to enhancing educational quality that is directly related to student learning As a core requirement, the QEP must be found acceptable by the Commission on Colleges’ On-Site Review Committee for an institution to retain its SACS accreditation. The college’s QEP, “Get eSmart: Using Technology to Enhance Instruction and Streamline Student Development Services,” is designed to increase student retention and success in online courses; enable students to increasingly integrate online student services as part of their academic planning process; and assist students in utilizing myPHCC for technologically enhanced learning in face-to-face courses.

4/8/2009
Compliance Certification report
The Compliance Certification is the document prepared by the college which contains narratives and evidence to demonstrate that the college is in compliance with core requirements, comprehensive standards, and federal requirements established by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679- 4500 for questions about the accreditation of Pasco-Hernando State College. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support the College’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.