Substantive Change Policy

DSC Substantive Change Policy

DSC Substantive Change Prospectuses and Updates

  1. Substantive Change Prospectus (Off-site Facility at Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia), 2010
  2. Substantive Change Prospectus (Off-site Facility at Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia) – Response to Additional Information Requested by SACSCOC, 2010
  3. Substantive Change Prospectus (WebBAS Online Initiative), 2004
  4. Substantive Change Prospectus Application Update (Approved membership at Level II), 2000
  5. Substantive Change Application (Change of Mission – Level I to Level II), 1998
  6. Addendum to Substantive Change Prospectus (Consolidation of Health Occupations), 1996
  7. Substantive Change Prospectus (Consolidation of Health Occupations), 1995

Program Initiatives

  1. Dalton State application to offer BAS Online Degree Program, 2004

DSC Notifications and Correspondence

  1. Notification of 25%-49% Off-Campus Site at Dalton High School, 2022
  2. Notification of 25%-49% Off-Campus Site at Northwest (Whitfield) High School, 2022
  3. Notification of 2021 Unreported Addition of Method of Delivery (Distance) for ASN Program, 2022
  4. Notification of 2021 Unreported Closure of AAS Integrated Tech Studies, 2022
  5. Notification of 2020 Unreported Re-open of AAS Integrated Tech Studies, 2022
  6. Notification of 2020 Unreported Closure of BAS Scientific Technology, 2022
  7. Notification of 2020 Unreported Closure of AA Music, 2022
  8. Notification of 2019 Unreported Closure of AAS Integrated Tech Studies, 2022
  9. Notification to rename Off-Campus site, the Gilmer Campus, as the Mountain Campus, 2021
  10. Notification of Temporary Emergency Relocation of Instruction, 2020
  11. Notification to rename Off-Campus site, the Gilmer Center, as the Dalton State College Gilmer Campus, 2017
  12. Notification about entering into an Agreement with the Georgia Film Academy, 2017
  13. Notification of Intent to offer Coursework through the USG eMajor Consortium, 2013
  14. Notification to add Intercollegiate Athletics to campus Programming, 2012
  15. Notification to close Department of Continuing Education, 2011
  16. Notification to open an Off-site Facility at Ellijay, Gilmer County, 2009

SACSCOC Responses and Requests

  1. Acknowledgement of Gilmer Campus name change to Mountain Campus, 2021
  2. Acknowledgement of Gilmer Center Name Change, 2018
  3. Response to Accepting Georgia Film Academy Credits at DSC, 2018
  4. Notification Approving eMajor BS Criminal Justice, 2015
  5. Acknowledgement of Receipt of Letter of Intent to offer Coursework through USG eMajor Consortium, 2013
  6. Response to Closing of Department of Continuing Education, 2011
  7. Approval of Gilmer County Center (Campus), 2011
  8. Response to DSC Notification regarding becoming an Affiliate Institution of the USG eCore Program, 2011
  9. Request for Additional Information Regarding Gilmer Center Substantive Change Prospectus, 2010
  10. Approval for WebBAS Online Degree Program, 2004
  11. Approval of DSC Membership at Level II, 1999
  12. Approval to Consolidate Health Occupations, 1996

SACSCOC Substantive Change Resources

  1. SACSCOC Substantive Changes Page
  2. SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation: Foundation for Quality Enhancement, Standard 14.2  (http://www.sacscoc.org/pdf/2018PrinciplesOfAcreditation.pdf).
  3. Substantive Change for SACSCOC Accredited Institutions Policy Statement  (https://sacscoc.org/app/uploads/2019/08/SubstantiveChange.pdf).
  4. Documentation Templates in Preparation for a Substantive Change Committee Visit to an Institution (http://www.sacscoc.org/SubstantiveChangeCommitteeVisit.asp).