Dear university community,
I am pleased to share that this month, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has reaffirmed Georgia State University’s accreditation for another 10 years.
Every university in the United States must be accredited by one of six regional accrediting bodies authorized by the U.S. Department of Education. For our region, this is SACSCOC. To be reaffirmed every 10 years, Georgia State is required to demonstrate that it adheres to 73 standards set out by SACSCOC’s Principles of Accreditation.
This accreditation enables our students to continue to receive federal financial aid, among other important academic matters.
The reaffirmation effort also required us to develop and carry out a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), a university-wide effort to improve student learning and/or student success. Georgia State’s QEP is “College to Career,” an initiative that helps students become aware of their career readiness competencies, connect their coursework to careers, and demonstrate their career readiness to potential employers.
This initiative is another example of how we are making a difference in the lives of students, and how we continue to demonstrate our spirit for innovation and serve as a model for student success. You can learn more about our efforts at https://collegetocareer.gsu.edu/.
I wish to thank everyone who has been involved in this process, which is complex and requires efforts across colleges, schools, departments and other units to successfully show that Georgia State continues to uphold high standards.
I especially wish to share my gratitude for the efforts of Michael Galchinsky, Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, in leading this process. You can learn more about the process, and other key individuals involved, at https://sacscoc.gsu.edu.
As always, I appreciate all that you do every day to elevate Georgia State as an innovative urban research university in teaching, research, scholarship and student success.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs