Academic Affairs staff conduct three different types of workshops each semester. These workshops are Program Development, Substantive Change and Off-Campus Instruction. All Deans, Associate Deans, Chairs and faculty are encouraged to attend a session of each of these trainings.
The Program Development Workshop covers everything you will need to know about proposing a new major, concentration or minor. Additionally, we will cover: elevating a currently existing concentration, creating a short certificate and give an overview to SACSCOC Substantive Change.
- September 9, 2020
- November 4, 2020
- February 17, 2021
- April 20, 2021
Deans, Associate Deans and Department Chairs should attend the training. This will ensure awareness to the processes and timeline for creating programs, concentrations and minors. Additionally, any faculty who will be creating proposals in the Curriculog system should attend.
SACSCOC defines Substantive Change as a significant modification or expansion of the nature and scope of the institution. While most substantive change involves new programs, it may include actions such as offering a percentage of a degree program at an off-campus location, closing a program or off-campus site, mergers or acquisitions, partnerships with other Universities or changes in governance. This workshop covers how to determine if you have a substantive change and appropriate steps to take should the University need to submit a notification or prospectus to SACSCOC. Finally, we will discuss how to ensure the institution maintains compliance with SACSCOC Substantive Change policy and the APSU Substantive Change policy, and the consequences of being out of compliance with substantive change.
- October 14, 2020
- December 9, 2020
- March 3, 2021
- May 4, 2021
Deans, Associate Deans, Department Chairs, Faculty and relevant staff in areas which would initiate a substantive change, such as Dual Enrollment. As SACSCOC Substantive Change covers a broad scope of information which could illicit a substantive change, this is a highly recommended workshop for all employees working with course development, international relationships, dual enrollment or new programs.
The Off-Campus Instruction Workshop will cover topics including Dual Enrollment, how to calculate the percentage of a program offered at a location, what relationships require agreements and which of those agreements illicit a substantive change. Additionally, we will cover the SACSCOC policy on these types of offerings and agreements as well as any consequences for not complying with these policies and procedures.
- October 6, 2020
- April 14, 2021
Deans, Associate Deans, Department Chairs, Dual Enrollment staff, Registrar, Enrollment Management, International and Extended Education as well as others on campus.