State College of Florida recently received a renewed accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission.
SCF submitted reports on institutional effectiveness and how the college plans to maintain its programs and standards of quality. SACS evaluates colleges based on accountability, quality improvement, integrity, peer review and self-regulation, student learning and transparency.
SCF first received accreditation from SACS in 1963. The renewal runs for 10 years.
During a review, the commission sends a committee of professional to the campus to assess the college’s educational strengths and weaknesses. The committee’s written report is designed to help improve programs and refine its Quality Enhancement Plan, and also provides the basis on which the commission decides to grant, continue, reaffirm or withdraw accreditation.
During a typical three-day visit, committee members examine data and conduct interviews to evaluate the college. The committee offers written advice to the institution and presents an oral summary in an exit report to the president and other college leaders on the last day of the visit.
For more information about SCF, visit SCF.edu; to learn about the accreditation process, visit sacscoc.org.