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The Nominating Committee Reports Results of the 2017 Election

The following individuals were elected to serve on the TRACS Accreditation Commission for a three-year term, beginning on July 1, 2017, and ending on June 30, 2020.

Institutional Representatives:

  • Dr. Michael Adams, President, Faith International University
  • Dr. Beth Ashburn, Provost, Piedmont International University
  • Dr. Kizuwanda Grant, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Paul Quinn College
  • Dr. Troy Shoemaker, President, Pensacola Christian College

Faculty Representative:

  • Dr. Scott Henderson, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics, Luther Rice College and Seminary

Public Representative:

  • Mr. Jeffrey Froehle, Retired CPA

 

April 2017 Accreditation Commission Actions

The following institutions were placed on Probation at the April 24-26, 2017, TRACS Accreditation Commission Meeting. The appeal period has expired, and these actions are now final.

 

April 2017 Accreditation Commission Actions Click here for all actions >>

The following institutions were granted Candidate Status at the April 24-26, 2017, TRACS Accreditation Commission Meeting. Candidate Status is granted to institutions that are in Basic Compliance with the TRACS Standards. Basic Compliance is the determination by the Accreditation Commission that an institution is in full compliance with all Standards related to the Institutional Eligibility Requirements (IERs) and has the ability to be in Substantive Compliance with all of the Accreditation Standards within the period of candidacy. Candidacy is for a period of up to five years. During that time, each institution must come into Substantive Compliance with all the Accreditation Standards, conduct a self-study, host an on-site team evaluation, and appear before the Accreditation Commission for Accredited Status by April 2022. To maintain Candidate Status, the institutions must remain in compliance with all IER-related standards.

The following institution was granted Accredited Status at the April 24-26, 2017, TRACS Accreditation Commission Meeting. Accredited Status is granted to institutions that are in Substantive Compliance with the TRACS Standards. Substantive Compliance indicates that the Accreditation Commission has determined that an institution's level of compliance is sufficient to warrant accreditation and that the institution can come into full compliance with all the Accreditation Standards within a maximum of two years. Initial accreditation is for a period of five years. For Reaffirmation, the institution must complete a successful self-study, host an on-site team evaluation, respond to the team recommendations, and appear before the Accreditation Commission by April 2022. 

The following institutions were granted Reaffirmation of Accreditation at the April 24-26, 2017, TRACS Accreditation Commission Meeting. Reaffirmation is granted to institutions that are in Substantive Compliance with the TRACS Standards. Substantive Compliance indicates that the Accreditation Commission has determined that an institution's level of compliance is sufficient to warrant accreditation and that the institution can come into full compliance with all the Accreditation Standards within a maximum of two years. Reaffirmation is for a period of ten years with an Interim Fifth Year Review (IFYR). For the next Reaffirmation cycle, each institution must complete a successful self-study, host an on-site team evaluation, respond to the team recommendations, and appear before the Accreditation Commission by April 2027. 

The following institution was deferred from Reaffirmation of Accreditation at the April 24-26, 2017, TRACS Accreditation Commission Meeting:

The following institution was removed from Probation at the April 24-26, 2017, TRACS Accreditation Commission Meeting:

The following institution was removed from Show Cause at the April 24-26, 2017, TRACS Accreditation Commission Meeting:

The following institutions were placed on Probation at the April 24-26, 2017, TRACS Accreditation Commission Meeting. The institutions have a right to appeal these actions; the actions will not become final until the expiration of the appeal period.

 

November 2016 Accreditation Commission Actions Click here for all actions >>

The following institution was granted Candidate Status at the November 1, 2016, TRACS Accreditation Commission Meeting. Candidate Status is granted to institutions that are in Basic Compliance with the TRACS Standards. Basic Compliance is the determination by the Accreditation Commission that an institution is in full compliance with all Standards related to the Institutional Eligibility Requirements (IERs) and has the ability to be in Substantive Compliance with all of the Accreditation Standards within the period of candidacy. Candidacy is for a period of up to five years. During that time, each institution must come into Substantive Compliance with all the Accreditation Standards, conduct a self-study, host an on-site team evaluation, and appear before the Accreditation Commission for Accredited Status by November 2021. To maintain Candidate Status, the institution must remain in compliance with all IER-related standards.

The following institutions were granted Accredited Status at the November 1, 2016, TRACS Accreditation Commission Meeting. Accredited Status is granted to institutions that are in Substantive Compliance with the TRACS Standards. Substantive Compliance indicates that the Accreditation Commission has determined that an institution's level of compliance is sufficient to warrant accreditation and that the institution can come into full compliance with all the Accreditation Standards within a maximum of two years. Initial accreditation is for a period of five years. For Reaffirmation, each institution must complete a successful self-study, host an on-site team evaluation, respond to the team recommendations, and appear before the Accreditation Commission by November 2021. 

The following institutions were granted Reaffirmation of Accreditation at the November 1, 2016, TRACS Accreditation Commission Meeting. Reaffirmation is granted to institutions that are in Substantive Compliance with the TRACS Standards. Substantive Compliance indicates that the Accreditation Commission has determined that an institution's level of compliance is sufficient to warrant accreditation and that the institution can come into full compliance with all the Accreditation Standards within a maximum of two years. Reaffirmation is for a period of ten years with an Interim Fifth Year Review (IFYR). For the next Reaffirmation cycle, the institution must complete a successful self-study, host an on-site team evaluation, respond to the team recommendations, and appear before the Accreditation Commission by November 2026. 

The following institution was placed on Show Cause at the November 1, 2016, TRACS Accreditation Commission Meeting:

At the November 1, 2016, meeting, the TRACS Accreditation Commission accepted the requests of the following institutions to withdraw from accreditation:

  • Crossroads College
  • Shepherds Theological Seminary
  • World Mission University

 

Recent Commission Actions

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