Navigating Within The Citadel's SACS Reaffirmation Site
In order to read and navigate most effectively within this electronic version of the Compliance Audit, you will need the following:
As you navigate through this web site, you will be accessing two categories of files: those contained on the CD and those contained in various remote locations.
For this reason, it will be faster, but not essential, for you to work with the CD in your computer. Nevertheless, if you ever find yourself without the CD, you may continue your work by accessing The Citadel's main reaffirmation site at http://www.citadel.edu/sacs/ . Just type that address into your browser. This is possible because the CD mirrors a parallel site on The Citadel's server.
A working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Reader is essential to getting around easily in this site because the many ".pdf" files are accessible only through Acrobat Reader. If you do not have this software installed on your computer, you will need to download and install it directly from Adobe. It's free. Go to http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html and follow the directions there.
Once you find yourself in a .pdf file, two tools are especially useful, and you may find both of them at the bottom of the Acrobat Reader window.
1. In addition to the underlined links, the squares at the top of the various pages are navigation buttons.
2. Page numbers in the text of the compliance certification that refer to catalogs are the numbers printed on the pages themselves rather than to the number of the page listed by Acrobat Reader on the information bar at the bottom of the Acrobat Reader window. Often the page numbers will differ slightly.
3. If you wish to share a comment or ask a question, you may check the bulletin board page that we've created to post the questions, concerns, and comments that we receive from you:
You may access the bulletin board by clicking on the link on the home page or by typing the address into your browser.
4. In many cases, the visible web addresses in the "Location" column of the table in the "Documentation" section of each audit item are written in a format to indicate the original electronic source of the document rather than to indicate the best way to access the document from that page. That is, the visible text is intended to show the Off-Site Review Team exactly where the document is located at The Citadel. However, for ease and speed of navigation, the same addresses are linked to the CD version of the document (if there is one), not to the remote version. In practice, this should make little or no difference as you go through the site. However, if for some reason you wish to access the remote version instead of the CD version, you should enter the full, visible web address into your browser window (excluding spaces).
If you need assistance, please e-mail Prof. Robert White (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call him at 843-953-2734 or 843-953-5068.