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June 2011 COA Decisions

Council on Social Work Education
Commission on Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation (COA) took the following actions at its June 2011 meeting.  Actions taken below are listed by decision category.

Reaffirm Accreditation for 8 Years

Baccalaureate

  • Buena Vista University (IA)
  • Iona College (NY)
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • North Carolina A & T State University (NC)
  • Prairie View A & M College (TX)
  • Saint Joseph College (CT)
  • Saint Mary’s College (IN)
  • University of Tennessee, Martin (TN)
  • University of Texas of the Permian Basin (TX)

Master’s

  • Bridgewater State University (MA)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL)
  • University of Utah (UT)

Both Baccalaureate and Master’s

  • University of Albany, SUNY (NY)
  • University of Southern Indiana (IN)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Reaffirm Accreditation for 8 Years with a Progress Report

Baccalaureate

  • Bennett College (NC), based on Curriculum and Assessment
  • East Central University (OK), based on Curriculum and Assessment
  • Elizabeth City State University (NC), based on Curriculum, Field Education, Faculty, and Assessment
  • McDaniel College (MD), based on Assessment
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ), based on Resources
  • Oral Roberts University (OK), based on Field Education, Diversity, and Administrative Structure

Master’s

  • Long Island University-C.W. Post and Brooklyn Collaborative (NY), based on Faculty and Resources

Both Baccalaureate and Master’s

  • Missouri State University (MO), based on Assessment
  • University of Vermont (VT), based on Assessment

Restore Accreditation Status

Baccalaureate

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (MN)

Place on Conditional Accreditation Status

Both Baccalaureate and Master’s

  • Andrews University (MI), based on Faculty

Accept Program-Requested Withdrawal of Accreditation

Baccalaureate

  • Kean University (NJ)

Grant Initial Accreditation for 4 Years

Baccalaureate

  • Oakland University (MI)
  • Portland State University (OR)

Master's

  • Asbury University (KY)

Grant Initial Accreditation for 4 Years with a Progress Report

Baccalaureate

  • Augusta State University (GA), based on Curriculum

Grant Candidacy Status

Baccalaureate

  • Southwest Baptist University (MO)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)
  • Warner University (FL)

Master’s

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)
  • Western New Mexico University (NM)

Grant a Second Year of Candidacy

Baccalaureate

  • Champlain College (VT)
  • Fontbonne University (MO)
  • Loras College (IA)

Master's

  • Mid-Tennessee Collaborative MSW Program
  • University of Texas at El Paso (TX)

Defer Decision on Second Year of Candidacy

Baccalaureate

  • Lewis University (IL), based on Curriculum and Field Education

Master's

  • Saint Leo University (FL), based on Student Development

Authorize a Site Visit for Initial Accreditation

Baccalaureate

  • Alcorn State University (MS)
  • Union College (KY)
  • Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Recinto Fajardo (PR)
  • University of Houston-Downtown (TX)
  • Valley Forge Christian College (PA)
  • Winston-Salem State University (NC)

Master's

  • Arkansas State University (AR)
  • North Carolina Central University (NC)
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus (PR)

Remove from Candidacy

Baccalaureate

  • Lambuth University (TN), based on Resources

Accept First Progress Report

Baccalaureate

  • Arkansas State University-Jonesboro (AR)
  • Concordia University (OR)
  • George Fox University (OR)
  • Oglala Lakota College (SD)
  • Philadelphia Biblical University (PA)
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (TN)

Master’s

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)

Both Baccalaureate and Master’s

  • Florida State University (FL)
  • Roberts Wesleyan College (NY)
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook (NY)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

Receive First Progress Report and Request a Second Progress Report

Baccalaureate

  • College of Saint Scholastica (MN), based on Assessment
  • Minot State University (ND), based on Field Education
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus (PR), based on Assessment
  • University of Detroit, Mercy (MI), based on Assessment

Issue a Letter of Instructions to the Site Visitor(s)

Baccalaureate

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • Carlow University (PA)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (TN)
  • Misericordia University (PA)
  • Morehead State University (KY)
  • Nyack College (NY)
  • Providence College (RI)
  • Salve Regina University (RI)
  • Shepherd University (WV)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (LA)
  • University of Montevallo (AL)
  • University of North Texas (TX)

Master’s

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)
  • California State University, San Bernadino (CA)
  • Howard University (DC)

Both Baccalaureate and Master’s

  • Southern University at New Orleans (LA)
  • Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)
  • University of Missouri (MO)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • Walla Walla University (WA)
  • Youngstown State University (OH)