Reaffirmed with No Findings

"LSU Eunice scored a perfect paper," said Chancellor William Nunez. "The paper, however, was nearly 600 pages long responding to 88 different questions some of them with multiple parts."

Nunez was referring to the announcement by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) that the college is reaffirmed for another ten years with no follow-up.

According to Nunez, no follow-up only happens to a handful of excellent institutions in the nation. He compared the results to having a perfect score on a paper or test.

"Our 15 member leadership team began writing and preparing documentation for SACSCOC in fall 2012," said Nunez. The process officially ended this summer with the notification of reaffirmation by SACSCOC.

The rigorous process of reaffirmation covers everything from the number and type of degrees to student financial aid and the physical space for student learning

"What this means for our students is academic excellence along with the acknowledgement of LSU Eunice's commitment to help students achieve their personal and educational goals," said Nunez.

Without accreditation, LSU Eunice would not be recognized by the Department of Education, would not be allow to offer financial aid, and degrees awarded by the institution would not be accepted by other higher education institutions. Every university and college strives for accreditation. Few receive it with notification of no follow-up.

SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. It serves Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America and other international sites approved by the Commission on Colleges that award associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degrees.

 

-----July 29, 2014

 

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