Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Pima Representatives are in Chicago for Accreditation Hearing

Posted By on Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 9:00 AM

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Well, the day is officially here: Pima Community College chancellor Lee Lambert, a few Pima administrators, and a member of the governing board are representing the college at an Institutional Actions Council Hearing Committee of the Higher Learning Commission.

The hearing will decide the college's accreditation status, which has been on probation for the last two years following accusations of corruption at the top level. The college is expected to be pulled from probation, based on a recommendation filled after a recent visit to the college. 

The college has seen many changes in the years since the issues arose, including a new leader in Lambert, two new faces elected the the governing board, and many new systems to protect employees and benefit students.

While these changes seem to have impressed the HLC visitors enough to recommend Pima be taken off probation, they did note that many of Pima's programs are still very new, and it will take time to see of they truly are working as well as they need to be. Pima will likely be taken off probation, but put On Notice—basically meaning the college's accreditation won't be in jeopardy, but the HLC will be following the college's progress closely.

This year will also mark the departure of CJ Karamargin, the PR guy lead Pima though several tough years in the public eye.

Here's hoping for good things in Pima's future. Affordable, quality education can only lead to good things.

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