The first monitoring report, posted in April, focused mainly on the integrity bylaw, which is a top priority for SACS-COC. During probation, the University created the Integrity and Ethics working group to comply with this bylaw.
“These documents go well beyond the information sought by the Commission and evidence the extraordinary — indeed unparalled — lengths to which the University has gone to ensure complete institutional integrity,” the monitoring report said.
Originally, SACS-COC found 18 accreditation standards the University failed to meet in November 2014. However, after the University submitted a 223-page report to SACS-COC making a case for maintaining its accreditation in January 2015, only seven standards were not met.
Folt said SACS-COC has a strong commitment to maintaining high standards and the University is now back in good standing with the board. She said with the end of probation, also comes the end of auditing and monitoring of UNC classes by SACS-COC.
“That’s why it takes a long time and a very diligent and persistent approach to do it, and I believe they saw that we were doing it, it was working, we were doing the right thing and we were completely committed, not only to doing it today, but doing it in the future,” Folt said.
Summer Editor Sofia Edelman contributed reporting.