The Student Academic Programs Commission (SAPC) was created to serve as a source of review, advice, and accountability for student programs. SAPC, in essence, serves as a liaison body with the CCCU membership, and guarantor of the quality of CCCU student programs.
SAPC makes its recommendations for administrative action to the vice president for academic affairs and, as appropriate, for referral by the vice president to the president and board of directors. Don DeGraaf, Senior Director for Educational Programs, is the primary staff liaison.
SAPC has six members appointed for two or three-year staggered terms. The commission recommends new members to the president annually. Members serve until their replacements are appointed and any member can be reappointed up to a maximum of six consecutive years. The commission normally has at least three chief academic officers and one chief student development officer serving at all times.
Functions of the Commission
SAPC meets twice yearly and provides oversight of the general academic and student life aspects of all CCCU-managed student programs. Through written reports, review of published information, major on-site visits of student programs, etc., the full commission reviews and recommends, in writing, policies and procedures applicable to any or all of the programs. The commission also provides counsel to the vice president.
Reports of On-Site Reviews
Each program is visited by the commission for an extensive on-site review a minimum of once every six years. Copies of the written reports are sent to the chief academic officers of CCCU member colleges and universities. They are also sent to accreditation agencies upon request.
You’ll find the most recent SAPC report from each program below: