Substantive Change Policy

Policy Category: 

Kennesaw State University (KSU) is responsible for complyingwith the policies of its regional accreditor, the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Notification and reporting of any substantive change by an accredited institution are mandated by the U.S. Department of Education regulation 34 CFR 602.22.  “Substantive change” is defined as a significant modification or expansion in the nature and scope of an accredited institution, and to preserve our regional accreditation and its benefits, KSU must report in writing any actions defined as “substantive change” to the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The SACSCOC policy on Substantive Change provides information as to what type of substantive change is reportable and the reporting process. At KSU, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness oversees the University’s substantive change process and reporting. 

For more information about Substantive Change, please visit this KSU website: http://oie.kennesaw.edu/institutional/substantive_change.php .

Effective Date: 
Thursday, Feb 25 2016