SCF, Manatee-Sarasota SACS Accreditation is Renewed for 10 Years

(Bradenton, Fla., June 30, 2016) — The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission (SACS) has renewed the accreditation for State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) for the next 10 years. The College first received accreditation from SACS in 1963.

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.

During a SACS review, the Commission on Colleges sends a committee of professional peers 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.

“Our SACS reaccreditation confirms our continued commitment to high academic standards, transparency and accountability,” said SCF President Dr. Carol Probstfeld. “We owe our extraordinary success to the College community’s dedication to SCF and its students.”

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