SACS Commission re-affirms Kennesaw State’s accreditation

President Daniel S. Papp announced today that the Commission on Colleges of the Southern…

Georgia (Dec 11, 2007) — SACS Commission re-affirms Kennesaw State’s accreditation

Jeremy Craig

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10−year re−affirmation includes emphasis on global learning

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Dec. 11‚ 2007) — President Daniel S. Papp announced today that the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) has re−affirmed Kennesaw State University’s accreditation for the next 10 years. The re−affirmation of accreditation was announced Tuesday morning during SACS’ annual meeting in New Orleans.

The Commission on Colleges of SACS is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the accreditation body for 11 southern states. Re−affirmation of accreditation is a statement of an institution’s continuing commitment to integrity‚ as well as its capacity to provide effective programs and services based on agreed−upon accreditation standards.

“This is wonderful news for the students‚ faculty‚ staff and administrators of Kennesaw State University‚” Papp stated. “This re−affirmation of our accreditation formally documents and verifies that KSU meets the high academic and operational standards set forth by SACS‚ which allow us to provide our students with a first−class learning environment.”

KSU’s SACS re−accreditation process included an off−site review in 2006 and an on−site review this past March.

A key part of the re−affirmation process is the institution’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). KSU’s QEP — the Global Learning for Engaged Citizenship” initiative — focuses on increasing opportunities for global−learning experiences for students‚ faculty‚ staff and administrators. The QEP also supports the university’s 2007−2012 strategic plan‚ which has a goal of preparing students to be leaders and creating a campus culture that assures an appreciation of diversity.

Future plans for the QEP initiative include implementing a global−learning certification program and increasing financial support for study−abroad activities.

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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of more than 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.


 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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