Kean University, Essex County College to lose accreditation?
State of New Jersey's two colleges, namely Essex College and Kean University are at the risk of losing their accreditation as they have reportedly failed to measure students’ progress along with their own institutional effectiveness.
These colleges have been issued a warning by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education last month, to put things in order and that too in time.
These two colleges were reported for not having a proper mechanism to evaluate the schools’ and students’ respective objectives in a well-defined framework.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institution responsible for accrediting Mid-Atlantic States, apart from New Jersey.
Essex County College was reportedly stated to have failed to evaluate if its students were computer literate or not, and it even failed to manage their enrollments well.
Middle States Commission issued warning to these institutions
The Middle States Commission is stated to have issued a warning to both these institutions and has asked them to submit their reports within a stipulated period of time and the Commission will see if things are in right place, during its second visit to these colleges.
At the same time, the Commission has expressed its belief that despite the fact of non-compliance by the institutions, they are quite capable to bring in those required improvements within the specified amount of time and therefore, will be able to sustain their goodwill and reputation as such.
It has also added that the institutions will be allowed to retain their accreditation till the second inspection visit.
In case an institution loses its accreditation, it might invite sanctions of grave nature including that it might cease to get any financial aid from the government.
At the same time, it could also result in losing the transferability of their credits to other institutions and their students’ inability to attend other graduate schools with their degrees.