Cape Fear Community College

 

06/15/06

Summary of the Off-Site Committee’s Preliminary Findings


As a result of the Off-Site Committee’s review of CFCC’s Compliance Certification in April and May, a Preliminary Findings report was sent to the College. A summary of the results is provided below:

Part II, Section 1-A the Committee found CFCC to be in compliance with all areas, including Institutional Integrity, Adherence to Commission Policy, Substantive Change, and Representation of Accredited Status

Part II, Section 1- B is comprised of 12 Core Requirements. The Committee reported that CFCC needs to provide additional documentation and/or justification to confirm that: (1) CR 2.2 No board member has a contractual, personal or familial financial interest in the College; (2) CR 2.11 Physical resources are adequate to support the institution’s mission and scope and that the College has a recent statement of unrestricted net assets.

Part II, Section 1-C is comprised of 53 Comprehensive Standards. The Committee reported that CFCC needs to provide additional documentation and/or justification to confirm that: (1) CS 3.2.2.3 operating controls are in place for auxiliary services; (2) CS 3.2.2.4 legal authority and operating controls are in place for the Sea Devils Club; (3) CS 3.2.3 the Board of Trustees has a policy addressing conflict of interest; (4) CR 3.2.4 the Board of Trustees protects the institution from the influence of external bodies or entities (5) CS 3.2.5 the Board of Trustees can be dismissed only for cause and by due process; (6) CS 3.2.8 the institution’s administrative and academic officers have adequate qualifications; (7) CS 3.2.10 administrator’s are evaluated; (8) CS 3.2.13 there is a contract accurately describing the relationship between the institution and the foundation, including any liability associated with the relationship and consistent with the institution’s mission; (9) CS 3.2.14 there are policies on intellectual property that apply to students; (10) CS 3.4.3 admission policies for selective admissions programs are published; (11) CS 3.7.1 four faculty members in question have appropriate credentials; (12) CS 3.10.5 the institution maintains financial control over externally funded or sponsored research and programs; and (13) CS 3.10.7 the institution operates and maintains physical facilities that are adequate to serve the needs of its programs, support services, and other mission-related activities.

Part II, Section 1-D is comprised of 8 Federal Requirements. The Committee reported that CFCC needs to provide additional documentation and/or justification to confirm that:
(1) FR 4.6 recruitment presentations accurately represent the institution’s practices and policies and (2) FR 4.7 the institution adds the following statement when publishing the name and address of its primary accreditor “Inquiries to the Commission should relate only to the accreditation status of the institution, and not to general admission information.”