Plexus International’s Higher Education Division will review your planned reports and requests to governmental, funding, or professional regulatory or accrediting agencies before you submit them, alerting you frankly and confidentially to potential problems in what you might send – omissions, gratuitous or unflattering information, inaccuracies, failure to address the agency’s requirements, data or descriptions that outsiders find difficult to comprehend – anything that might cause your report or request to be received less favorably than would be in your interest.
Plexus’ Higher Education Division can provide precisely the level of advice and editing you need to polish what you submit, lower your costs for staying in compliance, and proactively strengthen your relationships with agencies whose approval you need to do your business effectively.
Let us review requests that you prepare before you submit them to governmental, funding, or professional regulatory or accrediting agencies. With years of experience as reviewers or staff in compliance agencies, our specialists can confidentially flag for you missing information or detrimental material, enabling you correct or improve any submission before it becomes official.
A Compliance Advisory provides precisely the level of advice and editing you need to polish what you submit, lower your costs for staying in compliance, and proactively strengthen your relationships with agencies whose approval you need to do your business effectively. Click Compliance Advisory Estimate to provide us with information about your report or submission, and we will quickly email or call you with a price quote.
Poor requests and reports can waste your money and time. In addition to fees and penalties, many compliance agencies have long mandatory waiting periods before they allow you to revise and resubmit a weak report or request. More critically, submitting a flawed report or request can put your institution on an agency’s ‘watch list’ and seriously strain all future relations.
Compliance Advisories are available for reports and requests that deal with a wide range of subjects, including:
- Affordability and access
- Assessment and student achievement
- Branch campuses and new locations
- Changes in program requirements (i.e., credits or clock hours)
- College readiness, remedial, and developmental programs
- Compliance with policies and regulations
- Consortia involving other colleges or universities
- Contracting or partnering with non-recognized organizations to provide an educational program
- Credit hours and program length
- Distance education initiation or expansion
- Faculty academic workloads
- General education and core curriculum
- Intellectual property policies
- New academic programs
- New degree and certificate programs
- Offering programs or courses at new degree levels
Plexus provides users of its Compliance Advisory service with a secure confidentiality agreement, and makes certain that every associate who participates in the creation of a Compliance Advisory has also signed both confidentiality and conflict of interest agreements. You can be confident that the advice we give you is sound and impartial, and that the agency to which you submit your materials will view everything that you submit as your own original work.
In preparing a Compliance Advisory, we draw upon the expertise and experience of a diverse group of higher education professionals who have served reviewers or staff for compliance agencies, and who have rich experience with exactly the kind of reports and requests you are preparing, including:
- Monitoring reports
- Self-Study reports
- Progress reports
- Appropriation requests
- Contingency reports
- Grant proposals and research reports
- Program reviews
- Substantive change applications
- Federal compliance reports
- Teach-out agreements
At least two of our experts review every Advisory we create, so you can trust that the quality of the feedback you receive will be outstanding. Our specialists can confidentially flag for you missing information or detrimental material, enabling you correct or improve any submission before it becomes official. They can usually suggest proven ways to present your institution honestly but in the most favorable light, to help you accomplish your objectives.
Obtaining a Compliance Advisory is a vital, preventive step for any higher education institution submitting a report or request to:
- Regional, Specialized and professional, or national accrediting agencies
- Regulatory agencies
- Coordinating or Governing boards
- US Department of Education or Foreign departments of higher education
Depending on the length and complexity of your submission, we can typically identify an experienced, qualified reviewer within a day or two, and have advice and counsel for you promptly, on your timetable.