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3.4.7 The institution ensures the quality of educational programs and courses offered through consortial relationships or contractual agreements, ensures ongoing compliance with the comprehensive requirements, and evaluates the consortial relationship and/or agreement against the purpose of the institution. (Consortial relationships/contractual agreements)
✔ Compliance Partial
Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) is in compliance with this comprehensive standard. The College has contractual or consortial agreements, and the academic deans monitor the quality of the instruction provided through these agreements. An academic quality committee consisting of the academic deans, the Vice President for Legal Services and Risk Management, and the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment annually reviews each agreement to ensure accuracy and alignment with the College mission.
The College has Consortial Relationships/Contractual Agreements to include contractual and consortial relationships. Consortium Agreements exist when two or more North Carolina community colleges share in the responsibility to develop courses and programs that meet mutually-agreed-upon standards of academic quality.
Consortium Agreements are typically formalized as Instructional Service Agreements and require elevated scrutiny only if FTCC grants curriculum credit on the student’s FTCC transcript for instruction provided by someone other than an FTCC employee.
Contract Agreements exist when one college agrees to the receipt of a course or program offered by another institution. These agreements are to receive elevated scrutiny only if FTCC grants curriculum credit on the student’s FTCC transcript for instruction provided by someone other than an FTCC employee.
The quality of instruction is maintained through the ongoing monitoring of the program by following the College’s Procedure for Review of Academic Agreements. Each review uses the Checklist for Review of Academic Agreements. Criteria include, but are not limited to, parameters of each party’s responsibilities, quality of instruction, and evaluation against the purpose of the institution.
In addition, FTCC can be assured of sister community colleges’ compliance with the comprehensive standards by virtue of the statutory requirement, found in N.C. General Statute § 155D-5(a), that all North Carolina community colleges maintain SACS accreditation.
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