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Re-affirmation response posted electronically

Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 05 - September 24, 1998

After resolving some technical difficulties, the Provost's Office has now posted on the web (for restricted access within the university) a copy of Virginia Tech's written Response to the Report of the SACS Reaffirmation Committee that visited here in March. The response can be accessed via the Self-Study Page at http://www.vt.edu:10021/admin/provost/selfstudy/.
The various elements of this response were written by (or under the direction of) the vice provosts and vice presidents in the respective areas.
The Reaffirmation Committee Chairman John Prados, and the SACS Liaison John Dwyer, are currently reviewing the response. They will make their report to the SACS Committee on Criteria and Reports, which will make its recommendation to the Executive Council, which will make its recommendation to the 77-member SACS Commission on Colleges.
The commission will take action on the Monday of the annual meeting (December 7), after which the university will receive word of the outcome. An official written response will come to President Paul Torgersen from SACS in January, 1999. Re-affirmation is not expected to be in question for Virginia Tech; however, the university may be asked to follow up on its response either by May, 1999, for further action by the commission in the summer, or by October, 1999, for commission action at the December, 1999, annual meeting.
David Ford is now Virginia Tech's official representative to SACS and will act on the university's behalf in the re-affirmation process, as needed.