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June 2017 COA Decisions

Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation

Notice of Accreditation Actions, June 2017

Accrediting agencies recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation are required to notify the public of the basis for final accreditation decisions. The Commission on Accreditation (COA) meets this requirement by publishing a notice of accreditation actions on its website after each commission meeting. COA meetings take place three times a year, in February, June, and October.

The COA took the following actions at its June 2017 meeting regarding the social work programs sponsored by the institutions listed below. These actions are listed by decision category. Standards referenced in this report can be reviewed in our 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards and 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.

Reaffirm Accreditation for 8 Years

The COA finds the program in compliance with all educational policy and accreditation standards and the program was granted continued accreditation for 8 years.

Baccalaureate

  • Brigham Young University-Hawaii (HI)
  • Catholic University of America (DC)
  • Cedar Crest College (PA)
  • Clarke University (IA)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (ID)
  • Loras College (IA)
  • Marygrove College (MI)
  • Molloy College (NY)
  • Southern Adventist University (TN)
  • University of Houston-Downtown (TX)
  • University of Montana (MT)
  • Warner University (FL)
  • Weber State University (UT)

Master's

  • Catholic University of America (DC)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)
  • Southern Adventist University (TN)
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce (TX)
  • University of Louisville (KY)
  • University of Montana (MT)

Reaffirm Accreditation for 8 Years With a Progress Report

The COA finds the program in compliance with all educational policy and accreditation standards, but identifies one or more areas of concern that must be addressed in a progress report. The program was granted continued accreditation for 8 years, with a progress report to be submitted within 1 year.

Baccalaureate

  • Champlain College (VT), based on Resources
  • Columbia College (SC), based on Field Education
  • Mississippi Valley State University (MS), based on Diversity; Advisement, retention, and termination; Faculty; and Assessment
  • Mount Mary University (WI), based on Field Education
  • Northwest Nazarene University (ID), based on Advisement, retention, and termination
  • Regis College (MA), based on Assessment
  • Roberts Wesleyan College (NY), based on FIeld Education; Faculty; and Assessment
  • Siena Heights University (MI), based on Curriculum; Advisement, retention, and promotion; and Assessment
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe (LA), based on Faculty
  • Western Illinois University (IL), based on Faculty

Master’s

  • Northwest Nazarene University (ID), based on Advisement, retention, and termination and Assessment
  • Roberts Wesleyan College (NY), based on Field Education
  • University of Pennsylvania (PA), based on Field Education
  • University of South Dakota (SD), based on Field Education; Admissions; Advisement, retention, and promotion; Faculty; Administrative Structure; and Assessment
  • Western New Mexico University (NM), based on Administrative Structure and Resources

Defer a Decision on Reaffirmation of Accreditation to the Next Meeting and Request Clarifying Information

The COA decides to defer a decision when the program’s documentation is insufficient to make a decision. A deferral is for one meeting only. Before the next commission meeting the program is expected to submit the documentation or clarification necessary for the COA to make a decision.

Baccalaureate

  • Anderson University (IN), based on Assessment
  • Eastern Nazarene College (MA), based on Assessment
  • Loras College (IA), based on Mission and Goals; Diversity; and Administrative Structure
  • University of South Dakota (SD), based on Assessment

Master’s

  • Mid-Tennessee Collaborative (Austin Peay State University, Middle Tennessee State University, and Tennessee State University) (TN), based on Specialized Practice and Field Education
  • North Carolina Central University (NC), based on Mission and Goals; Curriculum; Field Education; Faculty; and Assessment
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Ponce (PR), based on Curriculum; Diversity; Admissions; Advisement, retention, and promotion; Faculty; and Assessment
  • University of Texas at El Paso (TX), based on Administrative Structure and Assessment

Grant Candidacy Status

The COA finds that the program is in compliance with Benchmark I and grants the program Candidacy status. The decision letter instructs the program to prepare Benchmark II in preparation for its Commissioner Visit II.

Baccalaureate

  • College of Saint Elizabeth (NJ)
  • Jarvis Christian College (TX)
  • Purdue University Northwest (IN)
  • Saint Joseph's College (ME)
  • Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Recinto Aguadilla (PR)
  • University of New England (ME)

Master's

  • Seattle University (WA)
  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TX)

Grant a Second Year of Candidacy

The COA finds that the program is in compliance with Benchmark II and grants the program a second year in candidacy. The decision letter instructs the program to prepare its Initial Accreditation Self-Study in preparation for its Commissioner Visit III.

Baccalaureate

  • Greenville College (IL)
  • Neumann University (PA)

Master's

  • Capella University (MN)
  • Nyack College (NY)

Defer a Decision on Second Year of Candidacy

The COA decides to defer a decision when the program’s documentation is insufficient to make a decision. A deferral is for one meeting only. Before the next commission meeting the program is expected to submit the documentation or clarification necessary for the COA to make a decision.

Baccalaureate

  • Fresno Pacific University (CA), based on Curriculum; Admissions; Advisement, retention, and termination; Administrative structure; and Resources
  • LIberty University (VA), based on Advisement, retention, and termination; Faculty; Resources; and Assessment

Master's

  • Alabama State University (AL), based on Curriculum
  • Keuka College (NY), based on Assessment

Grant Initial Accreditation for 4 Years

The COA finds the program in compliance with all accreditation standards and educational policy and grants accreditation for 4 years.

Baccalaureate

  • Hunter College, City University of New York (NY)
  • Warner Pacific College (OR)

Master's

  • Samford University (AL)

Grant Initial Accreditation for 4 Years With a Progress Report

The COA finds the program in compliance with all educational policy and accreditation standards, but identifies one or more areas of concern that must be addressed in a progress report that the COA will review. The COA’s letter identifies specific areas of concern and a due date for the progress report.

Baccalaureate

  • Central State University (OH), based on Assessment

Master's

  • Pacific University (OR), based on Curriculum, Admissions, and Assessment

Defer a Decision on Initial Accreditation

COA decides to defer a decision when the program’s documentation is insufficient to make a decision. A deferral is for one meeting only. Before the next commission meeting the program is expected to submit the documentation or clarification necessary for COA to make a decision.        

Master's

  • George Fox University (OR), based on Field Education and Faculty

Accept First Progress Report

All areas of concern were addressed in the progress report, and no further action by the program is required.

Baccalaureate

  • Colorado Mesa University (CO)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (KY)
  • Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Universidad Central de Bayamon (PR)

Master's

  • Dominican University (IL)
  • Stockton University (NJ)
  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)

Issue a Letter of Instructions to the Site Visitor

A Letter of Instructions is provided to the site visitor(s) and program specifying Accreditation Standards that the visitor is instructed to address.

Baccalaureate

  • Adelphi University (NY)
  • Angelo State University (TX)
  • California State University, Sacramento (CA)
  • College of Staten Island (NY)
  • Coppin State University (MD)
  • Evangel University (MO)
  • Fontbonne University (MO)
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville (OH)
  • Murray State University (KY)
  • Oakwood University (AL)
  • Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Arecibo (PR)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL)
  • University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus (PR)
  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Master’s

  • Adelphi University (NY)
  • Albany State University (GA)
  • California State University, Sacramento (CA)
  • Clark Atlanta University (GA)
  • Loma Linda University (CA)
  • San Jose State University (CA)
  • Texas Christian University (TX)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL)
  • University of Memphis (TN)
  • University of New England (ME)
  • University of Southern California (CA)
  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Program-Requested Withdrawal

The program has requested to withdraw its accredited status and the COA has approved this request.

Master's

  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Oshkosh Collaborative (WI)