The College of Education at Augusta State University will hold a celebration in honor of the college receiving reaccreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The free event will be held Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Maxwell Alumni House, and all are invited to attend.
“We are asking everyone to come and join us as we celebrate this great accomplishment for our university,” said Lucindia Chance, dean of the College of Education. “Our faculty, staff, and students worked hard for this, and we are elated the NCATE Board of Examiners saw all we have done in continuously improving our educator preparation programs.”
In February, NCATE examiners found ASU met all elements of every accreditation standard. In their review, the examiners commended the college’s faculty on their student-centered approach to teaching as well as the college’s partnership with ASU’s College of Arts and Sciences. The examiners also cited ASU’s partnership with 52 area schools from five different counties as a national model for which other institutions should strive.
“This is a phenomenal achievement for the College of Education and the university, and this celebration is a great way to recognize this affirmation for the university as we move forward into consolidation,” said Carol Rychly, vice president for academic affairs.