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MC Earns SACS Stamps of Approval

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) gave MC a stamp of approval in the form of a reaffirmation of MC's academic programs

SACS officials review programs at educational institutions in the South every 10 years. The process involves an in-depth review of written information as well as an all-important site visit.

“Reaffirmation by SACS confirms the strong quality of the university’s programs,” says Debbie Norris, graduate school dean and vice president, who guided the MC staff, students, and alumni through the intense process.

Susan Newman, a reference librarian at the Leland Speed Library, was among the leaders of MC’s Quality Enhancement Plan. A component of the SACS process that stresses university research, the Quality Enhancement Plan was a key component of the reaffirmation process.

“The preparation for the SACS onsite visit was labor-intensive and challenging, but we’ve already seen improvements in teaching and student learning as a result,’’ Newman says.