Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 9:45 am
From Daily Sun Staff Reports
A team of peer evaluators representing the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) visited Navarro College Oct. 12 through Oct. 15, interviewing faculty, staff and students. The committee visited each of the five campus locations and reviewed many important documents. The team’s visit ended with an exit interview on Thursday, Oct. 15.
Back in May, the off-site team produced a very positive feedback report which identified only 11 recommendations related to the SACSCOC Standards, and no findings associated with Core Requirements. During the exit interview Oct. 15, the team identified three minor recommendations on Standards, and no recommendations on Core Requirements or the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).
In addition to the positive report, the SACSCOC team members shared their feelings about the visit stating how much they enjoyed getting to know our faculty, staff and students. They described the Navarro College community as “collaborative,” “optimistic” and “passionate”.
“Having been involved with accreditation processes for about 30 years now, including serving as a chair of the visiting team, I can say that it is no small feat to have accomplished all that we have in only a couple of years,” said Dr. Barbara Kavalier, college district president. “Our success is due to the extraordinary efforts of many. I am proud of the work Navarro College has accomplished that resulted in the excellent report received by the SACSCOC team.”
SACSCOC State Representative, Vice President Dr. Larry Earvin, suggested that Navarro College is in a great place and shouldn’t have any problems at all with the board review, according to a release from the college on the visit.
The SACSCOC Board will meet in June 2016 to review the final report.