LEE COUNTY, Fla. - In four months, Edison State College will learn whether or not it will be re-accredited. In the meantime, the school has released a 67-page report detailing how they are working toward the re-accreditation.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accreditation committee made fourteen recommendations in November 2011, including:
- Edison must provide evidence that they have safeguards ensuring the institution's integrity is not compromised.
-Undergraduate program requirements must be consistently enforced.
- Edison must demonstrate that they have qualified administrative and academic officers
Edison State College District President, Dr. Kenneth Walker says none of these came as a surprise.
The new report shows how the school is responding to each of the recommendations. Among the changes, Edison says the policies and operational procedures for course substitutions have fundamentally changed; twenty-three new faculty began this past fall; and to ensure the course substitution process is being run consistently, random samples of student degree audits were reviewed.
Edison State College was brought into the spotlight back in 2011 when it came to light that some students were allowed to swap core classes for courses that had nothing to do with their majors.