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FCS enjoys successful site visit from accreditation team


Contact 1: Joe Lofaro


MARTIN, Tenn. – The UT Martin Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) has completed a successful site visit from professionals representing the Council for Accreditation of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).

The site team met (April 6-9) with various groups across the UT Martin campus as well as alumni, advisory council members and professionals who work with students during their field experiences. The resulting report commended administrators, faculty, students, alumni and advisory council members for the excellence of programs offered by FCS.

The final determination of continued accreditation will be made November 2014 by the Council for Accreditation.

Among those taking part in the visit were UT Marin chancellor Tom Rakes; site team: Dr. Leigh Southward, associate professor, University of Arkansas; Dr. Debbie Johnson, director of university academic programs assessment, Southeastern Louisiana University; Dr. Sue Whitaker, associate professor emerita, Ball State University; Dr. Sue Byrd, FCS department chair; and UT Martin provost and vice chancellor Jerald Ogg.


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