2018 VRAS Annual Symposium Registration

Registration is now open for the 2018 VRAS Annual Symposium!


2018 Virginia Regional Accreditation Symposium (VRAS)

The VRAS is an active, purposeful network of higher education colleagues in Virginia that advances open discussion and dissemination of knowledge to support institutions to achieve and sustain SACSCOC accreditation. The VRAS serves the higher education community in Virginia by facilitating inter-institutional relationships and providing accurate information and reliable interpretation of SACSCOC policy.

The 2018 VRAS Annual Symposium is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Charlottesville, 990 Hilton Heights Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901. We are pleased to have SACSCOC Chief of Staff, Larry Earvin, joining us for this year’s symposium. The Symposium kicks off with a networking lunch at 12:30 pm and concludes at 6:30 pm.


The $90 registration fee includes lunch and mid-day refreshments, symposium materials, and directory of 2018 symposium participants. Registration is capped at 85 participants.

Cancellations must be received in writing ten (10) days prior to the scheduled event. Please send cancellation request to geoffrey.klein@cnu.edu. Refunds will be processed after the scheduled event. Please note that refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after this time nor will they be given for no-shows. Substitutions may be made at any time.


Hotel parking is available at no cost.


Reserve your room today! The DoubleTree by Hilton Charlottesville is the headquarters hotel for the 2018 Virginia Assessment Group conference, and the group rate applies to VRAS participants. Attendees receive a special group rate of $126 per night for a single/double room, plus tax. To make a room reservation, click here: Book your group rate for Virginia Assessment Group. You may also contact Doubletree by Hilton Charlottesville toll free reservation line at 800-445-8667 or contact the local office at 434-973-2121.

Please speak with a DoubleTree by Hilton Charlottesville representative when you are making your reservation about any ADA accommodations that you may require.


  • Registration/Check In
  • Lunch, Networking Groups
  • Panels on Topics of Interest
  • Refreshments
  • Panels on Topics of Interest
  • Q&A with Dr. Earvin, SACSCOC Chief of Staff
  • Closing Comments

Symposium Planning

Please complete this brief survey by August 31st to co-create the agenda and decide the topics of interest for our day. Link: https://odu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6yX48WcENC0nEdD

Want to support VRAS and your colleagues in accreditation? Sit on a panel, facilitate a round table discussion or networking group, or volunteer for the VRAS 2018 Planning Board? Contact Geoffrey Klein (geoffrey.klein@cnu.edu) or provide your information when you complete the survey above.


Virginia Assessment Group Conference

The VRAS is co-located with the annual Virginia Assessment Group conference to make it easier for participants to attend both events. Information and registration for the 2018 Virginia Assessment Group Conference can be found on the 2018 conference page.


November Elections!

Virginia’s next general election will take place on November 6, 2018. We encourage all VRAS participants to make any necessary arrangements in advance of the meeting to vote. Please find information regarding absentee ballots at the following link: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/voter-outreach/upcoming-elections.html



Geoffrey C. Klein