Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure
The College of Coastal Georgia adheres to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges' (SACSCOC) policy on Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure that states, "A candidate or accredited SACSCOC institution is obligated to provide to its students, constituents, and the public information about itself that is complete, accurate, timely, accessible, clear and sufficient.”
Part 1: “The institution’s current catalogue describes the institution consistent with its mission statement and sets forth the obligations and responsibilities of both students and the institution. Institutions relying on electronic catalogues ensure the availability of archival editions sufficient to serve the needs of alumni and former and returning students.”
The College of Coastal Georgia's Catalog describes the institution consistent with its mission statement and sets forth the obligations and responsibilities of both students and the institution. Archival electronic editions are available on the Catalog web page dating back to the 2007-08 academic year.
Part 2: “All forms of print and electronic communications officially representing the institution are consistent with catalogue content and accurately portray the conditions and opportunities available at the institution.”
The College's catalog serves as the official document to provide foundational content for all print and web communications. All official printed and electronic publications adhere to the College's visual identity standards guidelines to ensure consistency in design and presentation.
The Office of Advancement meets with faculty and staff responsible for creating content via web and addresses e-newsletters, printed publications, and social media to ensure that material accurately reflects the institution.
Direct questions relating to web content and other print and electronic communications questions to the Office of Advancement.
Part 3: “The institution publishes the locations and programs available at branch campuses, and other off-campus instructional locations, including those overseas operations at which students can enroll for a degree, along with a description of the programs and services available at each location.”
The College operates the Camden Center, an off-campus instructional site in Kingsland, Georgia, just a few miles north of the Florida border. The Center provides a regular schedule of day and evening classes for the convenience of Camden and Charlton County as well as Duvall and Nassau County, Florida students attending the College of Coastal Georgia. Classes span the core courses for business, education, the humanities and social sciences, math, and the natural sciences. The facility also houses the College's hotel management and award-winning Culinary Arts programs.
Information about the Camden Center is available on the Camden Center webpage and in the Catalog.
Part 4: "The institution publishes statements of its goals for student achievement and the success of students in achieving those goals. Information on student success may include reliable information in retention, graduation, course completion, licensure examinations, and job placement rates and other measures of student success appropriate to institutional mission.”
The College of Coastal Georgia monitors a variety of measures of student achievement, including student enrollment, retention, and degrees conferred. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness annually publishes an electronic fact book and maintains a student achievement measures web page. Direct questions about this requirement to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Part 5: “The institution has readily available valid documentation for any statements and promises regarding such matters as program excellence, learning outcomes, success in placement, and achievements of graduates or faculty.”
The College of Coastal Georgia discloses and provides documentation to support statements regarding program excellence, learning outcomes, and student success. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness provides and maintains data about outcomes on the Consumer Information web page and also collects and disseminates NSSE and graduating student survey results. Furthermore, the College's catalog publishes general education core student learning outcomes. Another measure of program excellence is the fact that several Coastal Georgia academic programs are recognized by specialized accrediting organizations; those programs are listed on the Specialized Accreditation web page and in the College's Catalog - General Information under "Accreditation" section.
Schools track and maintain data on student achievement with respect to national test or licensure results, including the Departments of Health Sciences and Nursing for NCLEX pass rates and the Department of Education and Teacher Preparation for GACE pass rates.
In terms of achievements, faculty members are highly competent and qualified, committed to academic excellence, scholarship and service. The College's News & Events web page contains feature articles highlighting the successes and achievements of faculty and staff.
For a detailed listing of scholarly activities, contact the desired department or send a request to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Part 6: "The institution is expected (1) to be accurate in reporting to the public its status with SACSCOC and (2) to publish the name of its primary accreditor and its address and phone number in accordance with federal requirements."
The College of Coastal Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of the College of Coastal Georgia may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).
The principal locations where this statement appears are on the College's Accreditation web page and in the catalog - General Information under "Accreditation" section.