The SCHEV Compliance team assists members of the university community in preparing documentation for the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). SCHEV is the Commonwealth's coordinating body for higher education; its mission is to promote the development of an educationally and economically sound, vigorous, progressive, and coordinated system of higher education. Virginia Tech’s SCHEV Compliance team helps ensure program action (e.g., new, modified, and discontinued degree and certificate programs) and organizational change (e.g., name changes, restructurings) proposals are prepared in ways conforming to SCHEV’s policies and guidelines, and submits proposals requiring formal review by SCHEV on behalf of the university.
Prior to SCHEV submission, program action and organizational change proposals require documentation, justification, and review at various levels, which may include college- and university-level committees, university commissions, University Council, and the Board of Visitors. For information on the university’s academic governance process, visit the Office of the University Registrar’s academic governance page. Program action and organizational change proposals may also require review by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). For guidance on SACSCOC requirements, contact Virginia Tech’s SACSCOC accreditation team.