Knoxville University, one of the oldest traditionally Black institutions in the nation, is partnering with the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in an work to get back its accreditation.
Doctoral students in the greater training administration Ph.D. method at the college approach to assistance Knoxville School get back again on observe following shedding its accreditation in 1997. The learners will enable Knoxville Faculty officials complete the paperwork required to go after reaccreditation with the Transnational Affiliation of Christian Schools and Colleges (TRACS) and make certain the accreditor’s procedures and treatments are adopted. The hope is that college students will simultaneously get operate practical experience by understanding about the accreditation procedure and larger education and learning governance and finance, according to a press release despatched today.
“We are thrilled to partner with Knoxville College or university to give PhD learners an opportunity to acquire fingers-on expertise in higher education management and to operate with a essential companion in this community,” Robert Kelchen, professor and head of the division of academic management and policy reports at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, explained in the launch. He included that learners will start off working with Knoxville University setting up this summer time and will continue by the future fall.
Interim president of Knoxville College Leonard Adams celebrated the move as the beginning of what he hopes will be a extensive-standing marriage among the two establishments.
“There are so several untapped resources and astounding prospects in between these two institutions that should really be explored and collaborating to get back our accreditation is just the suggestion of the iceberg for partnership,” he mentioned in the release.