LYNCHBURG, Tenn. -- The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges recently informed Motlow State Community College of its approval of its Fifth-Year Interim Report, officials announced Tuesday.
The commission is one of five regional accrediting organizations that have regularly conducted a comprehensive review of member institutions every 10 years.
The Fifth-Year Interim Report was implemented to meet U.S. Department of Education requirements that accrediting agencies monitor institutions more often to ensure those having access to federal funds continue to meet accreditation standards.
“I want to thank the Motlow College faculty and staff for their successful completion of this report,” said MaryLou Apple, president of Motlow State Community College. “Achieving accreditation is a quality indicator that demonstrates the institution is involved in ongoing assessment and continuous improvement.”
The collegiate association is the regional accreditation body for degree-granting higher education institutions in the South.
The committee also reviewed and accepted the QEP Impact Report submitted by Motlow State. The report focuses on internationalizing curriculum to better prepare students for a global marketplace.