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3:49 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

SACS submits formal notification of lifted warning

COMMERCE - Texas A&M University-Commerce has received a formal response announcing that the warning issued by the school’s accrediting agency has been lifted.

The official notification was sent in a recent email from Dr. Belle Wheelan, President of the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). President Dan Jones had previously informed faculty and staff of the Board of Trustees vote in December to remove A&M-Commerce from warning. 

The warning was issued last summer as the result of a judgment by a peer review team that the university had not satisfactorily documented its compliance with Core Requirement 2.8 of the Principles of Accreditation.  This Core Requirement states that the university must document that it has a sufficient number of full-time faculty to ensure the quality of its academic programs. 

A detailed response to the warning was quickly issued by A&M-Commerce which included comprehensive documentation about the critical and central role that full-time faculty play in the life of the university in both teaching and governance.