Michelle Kearney

Senior Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness


Jacksonville College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the following: Associate Degree, Junior College Diploma, and Continuing Education Units. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Jacksonville College.


Institutional Effectiveness


This committee is appointed by the Cabinet and reports to the Director of Institutional Research. The Director of Institutional Research chairs the committee. The committee members include the Business Manager, the Director of Library Services, one faculty member, and others as needed. It is charged with the task of overseeing the ongoing assessment process. It is the responsibility of this committee to review the goals that support the mission of the college, evaluate the assessment documentation, and utilize the results for improvement. It is also the responsibility of this committee to train college personnel in institutional effectiveness.



The model used by the Institutional Effectiveness Committee to document effectiveness is the “five-column model” developed by Dr. Jim Nichols, a leading authority on effectiveness and assessment in higher education. The model divides the process into five sections, each of which is represented by one column of the model.


Jacksonville College Institutional Effectiveness Cycle

Jacksonville College Institutional Effectiveness Handbook

Academic Advisor's Handbook


SACS Accreditation - 5th Year Report

SACSCOC Approval to Provide an Associate Degree Fully Online



Quality Enhancement Plan

Jacksonville College's 2020  Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) "Going the Distance with Distance Education," embodies the institutions determination to strengthen student success in online education courses. The goal is to enhance online learning through online tutoring and faculty training. Over the next five years (2020-2025), the QEP will focus on strengthening online student-to-instructor communication and online student-to-student communication.

Polity & Personnel



Faculty Handbook

Distance Learning Handbook Faculty Addendum

Dual Credit Handbook Faculty Addendum

Substantive Change

Substantive Change Policy

Articulation Agreements

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Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary

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ICUT Transfer Portal