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October 2014 Accreditation Commission Actions  Click here for detail on all actions >>

The following institutions were granted Candidate Status at the October 20-21, 2014, TRACS Accreditation Commission Meeting. Candidate Status is granted to institutions which 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. To maintain Candidate Status, the institution must remain in compliance with all IER-related standards.

The following institutions were granted Accredited Status at the October 20-21, 2014, TRACS Accreditation Commission Meeting. Accredited Status is granted to institutions which 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 October 2019. 

The following institution was granted Reaffirmation of Accreditation at the October 20-21, 2014, TRACS Accreditation Commission Meeting. Reaffirmation is granted to institutions which 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 five-year Quality Compliance Review (QCR). 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 October 2024. 

The following institutions were removed from Probation at the October 20-21, 2014, TRACS Accreditation Commission Meeting:

The following institution was placed under Adverse Action at the October 20-21, 2014, TRACS Accreditation Commission Meeting, and is required to show cause why its Accreditation should not be revoked:

On October 20-21, 2014, the TRACS Accreditation Commission voted to terminate the Accrediation of the following institution:

On October 21, 2014, the TRACS Accreditation Commission accepted the report of closure from the following institution:

  • Tacoma Bible College

On October 21, 2014, the TRACS Accreditation Commission accepted the request of the following institution to withdraw from accreditation:

  • The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology

 

The Nominating Committee announces results of the 2014 election of Accreditation Commission members

The following individuals were elected for a three-year term which will begin on July 1, 2014, and end on June, 30, 2017:

Institutional Representatives:

  • Dr. Michael Adams, President, Faith Evangelical College and Seminary
  • Dr. Beth Ashburn, Provost, Piedmont International University
  • Dr. Steve Echols, President, Tennessee Temple University
  • Dr. Troy Shoemaker, President, Pensacola Christian College

Public Representative:

  • Mr. Jeff Froehle, Retired Accountant

Faculty Representative:

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

Dr. Susan Lovett was elected for a two-year term as Public Representative. Dr. Lovett's term will begin July 1, 2014 and end June 30, 2016.

Dr. Gordon Middleton was elected for a two-year term as Faculty Representative. Dr. Middleton's term will begin September 26, 2014, and end June 30, 2016.

 

April 2014 Accreditation Commission Actions Click here for detail on all actions >>

The following institutions were granted Accredited Status at the April 28-29, 2014, TRACS Accreditation Commission Meeting. Accredited Status is granted to institutions which 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 April 2019. 

The following institutions were granted Reaffirmation of Accreditation at the April 28-29, 2014, TRACS Accreditation Commission Meeting. Reaffirmation is granted to institutions which 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 five-year Quality Compliance Review (QCR). 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 2024. 

The following institution was deferred from Accredited Status at the April 28-29, 2014, TRACS Accreditation Commission Meeting:

The following institution was placed under Adverse Action at the April 28-29, 2014, TRACS Accreditation Commission Meeting, and is required to show cause why its accreditation should not be revoked:

 

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