November 26, 2015

Southern Connecticut State University Library Grad Program Loses ALA Accreditation

From WNPR Radio:

Southern Connecticut State University’s master of library science program is no longer nationally accredited. Earlier this month, the American Library Association heard Southern’s appeal of a June decision to withdraw accreditation. Yet on Monday, October 28, the school was notified the ALA has upheld its original decision. The program had been on probation for several issues, including an outdated curriculum, and faculty productivity.


Dr. Gregory Paveza, the interim dean of Southern’s Graduate Studies program, said the university is naturally disappointed in the decision, but plans to re-apply for ALA accreditation in the future.

Read the Complete Article

Direct to Full Text of Appeal Committee Report (Primary Document)
9 pages; PDF.

See Also: ALA’s Committee on Accreditation, Actions Taken – Annual Conference 2013 (PDF)

Hat Tip/Thanks: @mattrweaver

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