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Under this program, the United States Secretary of Education may designate a State Postsecondary Review Entity (SPRE) in each state and may refer an institution certified for programs under HEA to it to determine whether the institution's operations meet the minimum standards required for it to receive Title IV funds.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.01(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The SPRE reviews institutions on the basis of state standards developed in consultation with institutions located in the state. No such standard may be weaker than the corresponding Title IV, HEA, program standard.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.01(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Governor of Georgia designated the Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (NPEC) as the State Postsecondary Review Entity (SPRE) for Georgia, and made its Director responsible for implementation and operation of the program.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/392-11-.02" name="392-11-.02" title="392-11-.02">Rule 392-11-.02 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Functioning of the State Postsecondary Review Program</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The United States Secretary of Education makes an initial review of all institutions in the state which are eligible or desire to become eligible to receive Title IV funds to determine whether any institution meets one or more of the criteria which trigger a more detailed review by the SPRE.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When an institution is so identified, the SPRE is informed and reviews the institution to determine whether it meets specified standards. The standards are set out in Rule <a title="392-11-.03" href="392-11-.03">392-11-.03</a> below.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In addition, the SPRE may request approval to review an institution not referred to it by the Secretary of Education if the SPRE determines that the institution meets a referral criterion based on more recent data available to the SPRE, or has reason to believe that the institution is engaged in fraudulent practices. If the SPRE selects an institution for review, it must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.02(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notify the institution of its selection and the reasons for it;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.02(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Delay sending its request to the Secretary of Education if it receives notice from the institution challenging the accuracy of the information on which the selection was based, and such notice is received no more than seven (7) days after the institution received its notice from the SPRE. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.02(3)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the accuracy is challenged, the institution has the burden of proving that the information is inaccurate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.02(3)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The SPRE will presume that records maintained in the normal course of business by the U.S. Department of Education, a guarantee agency under the FFEL Program, a SPRE, a state licensing agency, or another state agency are accurate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.02(3)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The SPRE must receive the institution's submission, together with any supporting document or record, within thirty (30) days after the institution received its initial notice of selection.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.02(3)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The SPRE may request the U.S. Secretary of Education to approve its review unless the institution convinces the SPRE that its selection was based on inaccurate information. The SPRE may proceed with the review when the Secretary approves the request or does not respond to the SPRE within twenty-one (21) days after receiving the request.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.02(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documents and notices referred to herein must be hand-delivered or mailed certified mail, return receipt requested, or sent by next day mail service.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.02(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> SPRE Reviews of Referred Institutions. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.02(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When an institution is selected by or approved by the U.S. Secretary of Education for review, its operations are evaluated to determine whether it is in compliance with the state review standards set out in Rule <a title="392-11-.03" href="392-11-.03">392-11-.03</a> below and the educational programs as set out in the paragraphs below.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.02(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reviews may be made by the SPRE and by nationally recognized accrediting agencies or other peer review systems which the SPRE has determined demonstrates competence in assessing educational programs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.02(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The peer review system shall be selected with a view to its experience and management capacity. It shall be contracted to assess the quality of the program using its own set of criteria or recognized criteria appropriate to the program, to assess the appropriateness of the content of the program, and to assess the extent to which the program is designed to be of assistance in meeting the objectives for which the program of instruction is offered. It shall also assess the adequacy of the space, equipment, instructional materials, staff, and student support services (including student orientation, counseling, and advisement) for providing education and training that meets such stated objectives.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.02(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In seeking peer review information, the SPRE will exercise one of two options: in cases where its review finds no serious deficiency in the institution, it may request a printed copy of the most recent peer review by the accrediting agency or other peer review system. In cases where the SPRE review suggests that there may be a serious deficiency, it may request that the peer review agency conduct a site visit to the institution to evaluate the quality of the institution's offerings in those areas specified in the statute.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.02(4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The SPRE will make an initial report to the institution within thirty (30) days after completion of the review. In the event that an adverse finding is made, certain procedural protections are made for the institution. These are set out in Rule <a title="392-11-.04" href="392-11-.04">392-11-.04</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/392-11-.03" name="392-11-.03" title="392-11-.03">Rule 392-11-.03 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]State Review Standards</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> STANDARD ONE. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The institution shall make available to students and prospective students a variety of information including its catalogs, admission requirements, rules and regulations, policies, tuition and fees schedules, the refund policy for tuition and fees, course cancellation policy, requirements for admission into and for the completion of programs offered by the institution, course outlines, and enrollment agreement, if appropriate. This information shall be accurate as of the time it was published, and shall be updated at reasonable intervals.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(1)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All current publications of the institution;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(1)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Copies of all advertisements for the preceding twelve (12) months including all scripts of radio and television ads;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(1)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Course descriptions as distributed prior to or on the first day of class.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> STANDARD TWO. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The description of programs and courses (including advertisements and photographs) are accurate and do not include false or misleading statements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All current publications of the institution;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Copies of all advertisements for the preceding twelve (12) months, including all scripts of radio and television ads;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Course descriptions as distributed prior to or on the first day of class.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> STANDARD THREE. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Entrance requirements are relevant to the knowledge, aptitudes and skills necessary for the successful completion of the specific program for which the student has applied. The institution has a method of assessing that the student has the ability to complete successfully the educational program for which he or she applies. Policies on assessment and placement and descriptions of methods of assessment should be in writing and routinely applied to all students.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(3)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Catalog or other publication;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(3)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A description of the admission standards and the decision-making process for admissions;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(3)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The rationale for the criteria;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(3)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Validation of instrumentation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(3)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Admission test scores (as appropriate);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(3)(b)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Transcripts;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(3)(b)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Portfolios (as appropriate);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(3)(b)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Record of prior work experience (as appropriate);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(3)(b)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Other admission records.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> STANDARD FOUR. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The institution has a satisfactory academic progress policy and enforces the policy. That policy must address issues of both grade-point average and of successful completion of course work attempted.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(4)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A written policy of academic progress;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(4)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Student academic transcripts;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(4)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Records showing satisfactory progress reviews were conducted;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(4)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Communications to students not achieving satisfactory progress;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(4)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Evidence of the application of policy sanctions to non-achievers.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> STANDARD FIVE. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The institution shall maintain individual academic records and student account records.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(5)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Current records maintained by instructors and Registrar;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(5)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individual records of courses or program components taken and completed;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(5)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individual student accounts.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> STANDARD SIX. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All structures shall be maintained in a safe, sanitary condition. Equipment necessary to complete the stated course objectives and adequate safety equipment in laboratories and other hazardous areas shall be maintained in good working order.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The institution shall comply with all applicable codes including health, fire, building, safety, and sanitation codes. It is the responsibility of the institution to determine which municipal, county and state agencies have jurisdiction of the codes and to obtain evidence of current compliance.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(6)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(6)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Observation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(6)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Posted documentation as appropriate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(6)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Other records required by agencies of authority.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> STANDARD SEVEN. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(7)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The provisions for governance, the organizational structure, the record-keeping system, and the financial management plan are appropriate to the size and offerings of the institution. Current operational funds are available to meet all financial obligations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(7)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Institutions shall keep financial records describing and documenting the financial operations of the institution. The financial systems shall make it possible to present fairly the financial position and results of financial operations of the institution using fund and account groups in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). If an institution's financial statements are at variance with GAAP standards, the institution shall, upon request, provide a written explanation for the variance. The systems should provide information to determine and demonstrate compliance with legal and contractual provisions. A budget should be adopted, and the accounting system should provide a basis for budgetary control.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(7)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A decision-making and administrative apparatus shall exist for organizing and allocating financial resources. An administrative organization should exist to implement and administer policies and procedures. The institution shall be able to demonstrate compliance with applicable regulation and standards upon request by the SPRE.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(7)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(7)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Description of plan of governance;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(7)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Minutes of meetings of the governing body;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(7)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Operations and policy manuals;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(7)(d)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Academic records;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(7)(d)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Student financial records;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(7)(d)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Most recent audit;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(7)(d)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Current financial reports, internal reports, year-to-date ledgers;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(7)(d)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Organizational chart;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(7)(d)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Budget.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> STANDARD EIGHT. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(8)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When the institution does not meet the operational funds requirement of Standard 7 it is determined to be financially at risk and shall meet the two requirements below: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(8)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Institutions shall secure written agreements with other institutions to receive transferring students and to receive their records. Where financial aid is concerned, arrangements should be made with appropriate agencies to transfer the financial aid to the receiving institutions. In cases where students have held institutional scholarships or grants and there are available funds which can legally be used to support students while completing programs at other institutions, appropriate agreements should be negotiated. Arrangements for transfer to other institutions will require complete academic and financial aid records and other related information and must be transmitted promptly to receiving institutions.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(8)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submit a plan to provide for the retention and disposition of records. The plan shall provide for the assignment of the records to another institution or agency willing to accept responsibility for their safety, maintenance, distribution, and, where appropriate, disposal. Documentation shall be provided. All enrolled students and graduates shall be notified of the location where records are stored.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(8)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation: Agreements and operational plans.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> STANDARD NINE. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(9)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An institution offering a vocational program, as defined by the United States Department of Education regulations for the SPRP will be required to comply with this standard. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(9)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>For Programs of Less than One Academic Year</B>--A person working at entry-level salary in the field of preparation shall be able to earn an annual income equal to or greater than the total cost of the program (tuition and fees only) within one (1) calendar year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(9)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>For Programs Less than the Bachelor's Level but Equal to or Longer than An Academic Year</B>--A person working at entry-level salary in the field of preparation shall be able to earn a total income equal to or greater than the total cost of the program (tuition and fees only) within an equal period of calendar time (i.e., one academic year equals one academic year).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(9)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Institutions with programs which exceed the maximums noted above shall be provided the opportunity to establish special circumstances, such as extraordinary costs of equipment, facilities, or personnel required for the particular program or the disproportionate value of the occupation to society. The program shall be considered with the standard unless such justifications are without merit.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(9)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(9)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Department of Labor Statistics or other recognized salary/income information;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(9)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Descriptions of programs of study;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(9)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Schedules of Tuition and Fees.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> STANDARD TEN. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(10)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To the extent an institution offers programs as occupational, professional or vocational, that institution shall state the general availability of jobs or positions in those fields.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(10)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An institution should accurately portray the existing relationships between state licensing standards and the institution's programs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(10)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(10)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Catalog and/or supplements;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(10)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Publications;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(10)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation of job availability;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(10)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation of performance of graduates on licensing examinations.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> STANDARD ELEVEN. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(11)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The number of credit or clock hours required for completion of programs shall be considered appropriate if the program meets any one or more of the following standards (or can be established as appropriate through documentation from other qualified sources): <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(11)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The program's overall content is approved by or meets applicable required or suggested academic or skill standards promulgated by the state, if any, or the agency accrediting the institution, or the United States Department of Labor, or other appropriate organization; or meets the recommendation of trade organization, a professional group, or a licensing board; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(11)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The course work in the program provides skills, training, and education that may be necessary or helpful in assisting graduates to be productive employees, or obtaining initial employment, or providing advancement opportunities in the employment field or related fields; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(11)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The program content is customary and/or common for similar programs offered at other institutions which provide training to students for employment in the career field or related employment fields; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(11)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An above average number of graduates compared with programs in similar institutions, obtain employment in the career field or related fields; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(11)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The program is of sufficient length to meet its objectives without being clearly excessive in length.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(11)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(11)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Publications of groups recognized as having occupational information;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(11)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Descriptions of courses of study.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> STANDARD TWELVE. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(12)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Programs are offered at the 600-hours level only when the preparation for the occupational field requires a program of this length.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(12)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The number of credit or clock hours required for completion of programs shall be considered appropriate if the program meets any one or more of the following standards (or can be established as appropriate through documentation from other qualified sources): <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(12)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The program's overall content is approved by or meets applicable required or suggested academic or skill standards promulgated by the state, if any, or the agency accrediting the institution, or the United States Department of Labor, or other appropriate organization; or meets the recommendation of a trade organization, a professional group, or a licensing board; or </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(12)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The course work in the program provides skills, training, and education that may be necessary or helpful in assisting graduates to be productive employees, or obtaining initial employment, or providing advancement opportunities in the employment field or related fields; or </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(12)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The program content is customary and/or common for similar programs offered at other institutions which provide training to students for employment in the career field or related employment fields; or </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(12)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An above average number of graduates compared with programs in similar institutions obtain employment in the career field or related fields; or </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(12)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The program is of sufficient length to meet its objectives without clearly being excessive in length.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(12)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(12)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Publication of groups recognized as having occupational information;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(12)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Descriptions of courses of study.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(13)">(13)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> STANDARD THIRTEEN. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(13)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The institution has in place written policies and procedures applicable to senior administrative and executive personnel, members of governing boards, and shareholders (if applicable) which address conflict of interest and provide protection against abuse by persons exercising control over the institution. The policies and procedures are in operation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(13)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(13)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Description of plan of governance;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(13)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Organizational chart;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(13)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Minutes, policies, procedures, and bylaws of the governing board;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(13)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Operations and policy manuals;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(13)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Most recent audit;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(13)(b)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Current financial reports, internal reports, year-to-date ledgers;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(13)(b)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Budget.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(14)">(14)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> STANDARD FOURTEEN. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(14)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each institution shall provide published procedures for receiving, investigating, and responding to student grievances. These procedures must satisfy, when necessary, any statutory or regulatory requirements. Any time limitations shall be specified. The published procedures must include a statement that no adverse action will be taken against a student for filing a complaint.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(14)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(14)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Procedures described in the publications and postings;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(14)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A method of recording grievances for the most recent twelve (12) month period;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(14)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Records of individual complaints and determinations;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(14)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Student and faculty handbooks must satisfy, when necessary, any statutory or regulating requirements.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(15)">(15)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> STANDARD FIFTEEN. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(15)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The advertising, promotion, and student recruitment practices performed by or on behalf of a postsecondary institution will be considered appropriate if they provide students with factual information which does not misrepresent costs, benefits, or outcomes.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(15)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(15)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Copies of all publications for the previous year;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(15)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Copies of all advertising, including scripts of radio and television advertisements, for the previous year;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(15)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Written guidelines for recruitment practices.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(16)">(16)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> STANDARD SIXTEEN. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(16)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The institution must publish and implement a refund policy which is fair and equitable.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(16)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(16)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Publications;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(16)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Contract, if required;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(16)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Student withdrawal records;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(16)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individual student accounts.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(17)">(17)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> STANDARD SEVENTEEN. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(17)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The evaluation of the success of the programs of an institution will consider the extent to which student completion goals are met. Student completion goals will be assessed in the areas of: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(17)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The rates of the institution's students' program completion and graduation, taking into account the length of the program at the institution and the selectivity of the institution's admission policies;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(17)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The withdrawal rates of the institution's students;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(17)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> With respect to vocational and professional programs, the rates of placement of the institution's graduates in occupations related to their course of study;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(17)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Where appropriate, the rate at which the institution's graduates pass licensure examinations;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(17)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The variety of student completion goals, including transfer to another institution of higher education, full time employment in the field of study, and military service.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(17)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The institution will be considered to have satisfied this standard if its rates are comparable to rates for similar institutions/programs. In consultation with the institution, the SPRE will identify similar institutions/programs. For purposes of this standard an institution's rates for graduation, completion, placement, and passing of licensure examinations will be considered comparable if they approach or exceed the rate of similar programs. Withdrawal rates are comparable if they approach or fall below comparable programs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(17)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An institution shall have the opportunity to provide SPRE with evidence of special circumstances which justify the variation from comparable rates. The SPRE shall give full consideration to such explanations, and should only determine the institution to be out of compliance with this standard in the event that such explanations are without merit.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(17)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(17)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Data to provide information regarding enrollment and the categories described in subparagraphs (a)1. through (a)5. in Standard Seventeen;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.03(17)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Rates from four to six similar programs at other institutions. These institutions are to be determined in consultation between the Georgia Postsecondary Review Entity and the institution in review.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/392-11-.04" name="392-11-.04" title="392-11-.04">Rule 392-11-.04 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Procedural Protection in SPRE Determinations</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Within thirty (30) days after the completion of the review of an institution, the SPRE Administrator shall give written notice of the findings and recommendation(s) of the review panel to the institution.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The institution may appeal any adverse findings of the review panel by sending a written request for a hearing to the Director of the Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (NPEC) which is the State Postsecondary Review Entity for Georgia, within thirty (30) days after receipt of the notice of findings.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.04(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon receipt of the request for a hearing, the Director of NPEC shall appoint a hearing officer in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-13-13&amp;title=50#" target="_newtab">50-13-13</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.04(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A hearing date shall be set within thirty (30) days following the receipt of the request for a hearing. All hearings shall be conducted in accordance with the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act. O.G.C.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-13-1&amp;title=50#" target="_newtab">50-13-1</a> et al.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.04(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The hearing officer shall make an initial decision including findings of fact and conclusions of law within thirty (30) days after the conclusion of the evidence. This decision shall be delivered or mailed promptly to all parties. All decisions shall be final without further proceedings within thirty (30) days unless exceptions are filed by the institution or NPEC on its own motion wishes to have further inquiry pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-13-17&amp;title=50#" target="_newtab">50-13-17</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.04(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Exceptions.</B> All exceptions to the initial decision of the hearing officer, must be timely filed with NPEC and supported by a memorandum containing the basis for the exceptions and a statement regarding oral argument. Any response must be filed within fifteen (15) days of receiving the exceptions and supporting memoranda. NPEC or its representative shall review the record, any motions and memoranda and hear any oral argument. NPEC shall make a final decision within thirty (30) days of such review. This procedure may be waived by written stipulation of both parties.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.04(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any final decision under this part may be subject to judicial review pursuant to in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-13-19&amp;title=50#" target="_newtab">50-13-19</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/392-11-.05" name="392-11-.05" title="392-11-.05">Rule 392-11-.05 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Complaints in SPRE Matters</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A complaint concerning an institution may be submitted by any student, faculty member, or other person. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.05(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The complainant will be expected to exhaust the institution's internal complaint process except where fraud is alleged.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.05(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Complainants will be asked to put their complaints in writing and to provide name, address, and telephone number. However, anonymous complaints will be accepted.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.05(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All complaints will be recorded as to date of receipt.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.05(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the complainant's name and address are provided, acknowledgment of the complaint will be made. The institution will be notified. Institutions may send to SPRE a response to the complaint within (30) days.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.05(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Signed complaints will be categorized into groups indicating those related to financial management, allegation of violation of law, and other. Anonymous complaints will be categorized separately. Reports to the United States Department of Education will be made as instructed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.05(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Institutions will be notified of reports to the U.S. Department of Education.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/392-11-.06" name="392-11-.06" title="392-11-.06">Rule 392-11-.06 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Establishing Priorities for Review</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When the U.S. Secretary of Education refers an institution to the SPRE for review, it will be assigned to a Priority Group and a score within the group by using the grouping descriptions and the Matrix at Appendix A to this Rule. The grouping descriptions are: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.06(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Higher Priority Group.</B> An institution which is referred and which is scheduled for recertification under <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=668&amp;title=34#" target="_newtab">34 CFR 668</a> will be assigned to the Higher Priority Group. The order within the group will be determined by the use of the Matrix at Appendix A.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.06(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Middle Priority Group. Institutions which are referred by the U.S. Secretary of Education and are not scheduled for recertification will be entered into the Matrix at Appendix A according to the Criteria and the level of Title IV funds and assigned a score. If the referral of an institution is based upon more than one of the 11 Criteria, the score for each Criterion will be added to produce a score for the institution. The institutions will be arranged by scores in descending order.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.06(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Lower Priority Group. A lower review priority for an institution will be established if the institution is not referred on other Criteria and both conditions of <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=667.12&amp;title=34#667.12(c)(2)(iii)" target="_newtab">34 CFR 667.12(c)(2)(iii)</a> are met: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.06(1)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The institution is referred to the SPRE for a reason described in <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=667.5&amp;title=34#667.5(b)(6)" target="_newtab">34 CFR 667.5(b)(6)</a> concerning the timely submission of an audit report or <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=667.5&amp;title=34#667.5(b)(9)" target="_newtab">34 CFR 667.5(b)(9)</a> concerning a change in ownership that results in a change in control; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.06(1)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The SPRE previously conducted a review of the institution as a result of a referral for the same reason in <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=667.5&amp;title=34#667.5(b)(6) or (b)(9)" target="_newtab">34 CFR 667.5(b)(6) or (b)(9)</a>, respectively, and found no significant violation of the state's standards.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-11-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Scheduling for Review. By groups and within groups, institutions will be scheduled, but not necessarily reviewed, in order from the Higher Priority Group and higher score to Lower Priority Group and lower score.</td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/392-11-.01" name="392-11-.01" title="392-11-.01">Rule 392-11-.01 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Authority for State Postsecondary Review Entity</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/392-11-.02" name="392-11-.02" title="392-11-.02">Rule 392-11-.02 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Functioning of the State Postsecondary Review Program</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/392-11-.03" name="392-11-.03" title="392-11-.03">Rule 392-11-.03 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]State Review Standards</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/392-11-.04" name="392-11-.04" title="392-11-.04">Rule 392-11-.04 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Procedural Protection in SPRE Determinations</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/392-11-.05" name="392-11-.05" title="392-11-.05">Rule 392-11-.05 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Complaints in SPRE Matters</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/392-11-.06" name="392-11-.06" title="392-11-.06">Rule 392-11-.06 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Establishing Priorities for Review</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>