In 2025, TCL will be considered for reaffirmation by the College’s institutional accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). This process occurs every 10 years and involves all departments and personnel across campus. In 2023 and 2024, TCL will be working to meet key reaffirmation milestones, including a Compliance Certification Report, a Quality Enhancement Plan, and an onsite visit by a team of SACSCOC peer reviewers. See TCL’s SACSCOC full accreditation statement here.

This page contains TCL’s reaffirmation timeline as well as lists of our team members. Information about the QEP topic and implementation will be forthcoming as the plan continues to take shape.

SACSCOC Timeline

DateEvent/Task
January 24, 2023Writing Team Workshop
February 14, 2023Documentation audit due
March 1, 2023Budget for conferences and visits in 2023-24 due
May 1, 2023Form Logistics Team
June 2023QEP Focus Groups
June 2023Presentations for Area Commission and Foundation
June 30, 2023First draft of report due from team
October 2, 2023Draft ready for outside reader
November 14, 2023Share draft with Area Commission
November 15 and 16, 2023SACSCOC VP, Dr. Lynne Crosby’s onsite visit
February 14, 2024Final draft complete and submitted
March 1, 2024SACSCOC deadline for report submission
March 1, 2024Budget for conferences and visits in 2024-25 due
April 1, 2024QEP Lead Evaluator nomination due
April 8, 2024Last day to submit FY audit
July 7, 2024Onsite team visit information due
August 26, 2024Focused Report and QEP due
October 7-10, 2024Onsite visit
March 2025Response Report due (if required)
June 2025SACSCOC Board Review
2030QEP Impact Report due with Fifth Year Interim Report

SACSCOC Steering Team
Sasha Bishop, Dean of Learning Support and SACSCOC Liaison
Leslie Worthington, Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Allison Canning, Vice President for Student Affairs
Kelli Boniecki, Early Care and Education Program Director/Instructor

Ten-Year Writing Team
Allison Canning, Vice President for Student Affairs (co-chair)
Kelli Boniecki, Early Care and Education Program Director/Instructor (co-chair)
Sasha Bishop, Dean of Learning Support and SACSCOC Liaison
Leslie Worthington, Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Camille Myers, Director of Research and Planning
Hayes Wiser, Chief Information Officer
Fred Cooper, Dean of Arts & Sciences
Francine Marz, Dean of Culinary & Hospitality
Jessica Bridges, Assistant Vice President for Advancement
Ann Cullen, Executive Administrative Assistant, President’s Office
Ashley Yoakum, Associate Vice President for Administrative Services
Dan Herrin, English Instructor
Amanda Curry, Computer Technology Instructor
Jaclyn Valenti, Medical Assisting Director/Instructor
Mary Lee Carns, Vice President for Institutional Advancement & Workforce Development
Rodney Adams, Associate Vice President for Student Services & DEI Coordinator
Larry Beckler, Director of Facility Management
Barbara Denson, Registrar
Leigh Copeland, Assistant Vice President for Marketing & Public Relations
David Zeoli, Director of Emergency Management and Security
Tara Lahnen, Director of Human Resources  

QEP Planning Team
Leslie Worthington, Director of Institutional Effectiveness (chair)
Sasha Bishop, Dean of Learning Support and SACSCOC Liaison
Drew Passarello, Math Instructor
Jody Cummins, Associate Director for Tutoring & Academic Open Lab Resources
Camille Myers, Director of Research and Planning
Laura Dukes, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Joey Swearingen, Dean of Health Sciences
Lakesha Allen, Biology Instructor
Danielle Considder, HUB Director
Taylor Welborn, Director of Recruitment & Admissions
Shana Hirsch, English Instructor
Tony Beck, Accounting Instructor
Aby Bandoh, Director of Talent Search
Leigh Copeland, Assistant Vice President for Marketing & Public Relations
Jamie Rivers, Student Development Coordinator
Rick Ernest, Online Course Coordinator
Francine Marz, Dean of Culinary & Hospitality
Heather Weiss, English Instructor/Academic Coordinator

QEP Implementation Team
TBA