The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) has reaffirmed the accreditation of Fisk University for ten years.
The announcement of the accreditation status for over one-hundred colleges and universities, in addition to Fisk, was made at the conclusion of the SACS annual winter meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on December 8, 2009.
Fisk prepared for its decennial review for three years by marshalling information and evidence to assess the University’s academic program, student support, administrative, and financial operations. The reaffirmation compliance report was prepared by Fisk University’s SACS leadership team, led by co-chairs Dr. Princilla Evans Morris and Dr. Adenike Davidson. This report was assessed by a team of independent peer-reviewers from colleges and universities across the southeast.
“Reaffirmation confirms that the University has successfully defined and provided the evidence to assess the mission driven objectives and outcomes in our educational programs, administrative support services, research, community/public service and educational support services,” said Fisk President Hazel R. O’Leary.
In March of this year, evaluators from peer institutions conducted an on-site visit. That group’s recommendations for improving Fisk’s SACS study report were implemented by all units impacted in advance of the final report which was sent to SACS in September.
President O’Leary also said, “Our trustees, faculty, students, administrators, and staff have worked energetically and astutely to achieve reaffirmation. They have given extraordinary service to reach this milestone while maintaining the level of academic excellence emblematic of Fisk.”
With accreditation reaffirmed, Fisk will focus on its continuous commitment to program improvement, student learning and serving the community with high quality academic programs and research.