Northern Kentucky University will be proactive in ensuring all incidences of substantive changes be reported in a timely manner as required by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges(SACSCOC). The SACSCOC Substantive Change Policy Statement can be found online at SACSCOC Substantive Change Policy.
According to SACSCOC, a substantive change is a significant modification or expansion of the nature and scope of an accredited institution. According to their Policy Statement, the following will be considered a substantive change (taken directly from the SACSCOC website):
It is the responsibility of Northern Kentucky University through the university liaison to report all substantive changes based on the commission’s policy and follow all procedures and timelines as outlined in the commission’s policy statement. Such procedures may include
NKU approved a Substantive Change Policy in 2009 that requires notification of any possible change to academic programs, locations, and offerings of distance learning programs.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Abdou Ndoye
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Institutional Accreditation Liaison
Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Office: UC 415