Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cuesta College is fully accredited

Here’s some of the best news that I had all week: the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges reaffirmed Cuesta College’s accreditation among California two-year colleges.

It brings resolution to an issue that dogged my studies in Library and Information Technology. It’s a relief to this student that during the final semester of my pursuit of an Associate’s degree, I no longer have to worry that the program/degree will “disappear” or be rendered illegitimate.

In a message to students, Cuesta president Gil Stork cited a letter from the commission dated Feb. 7: “The Commission commends Cuesta College on the depth and quality of the continuous quality improvement processes now in place.”

As related by Stork: “In February of 2013, the ACCJC placed Cuesta College on warning, the least severe level of sanction. In October of 2013, the college submitted a follow-up report to the Commission. An evaluation team visited the campus a month later, and in January of 2014, the 19-member Commission met to decide whether the ‘warning’ status would be lifted. The answer, as we found out in February, was a resounding ‘yes’.”

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