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Sanctions being addressed
By Kelly MayoNews Editor
January 26, 2012
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Kenneth Kitts said that UNCP's master's programs will still operate normally despite recent sanctions levied by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
'We made a mistake'
Dr. Kitts said the reporting errors were made from summer 2010 to summer 2011, and that the school moved quickly to make things right.
'Not in question'Dr. Kitts said that while the sanctions are a serious issue, they are light compared to other actions SACS could have taken, including probation or a revocation of accreditation, which the provost likened to a "death penalty" for a school.
Dr. Kitts said a school can be put on probation as a consequence of financial problems or questions of its said SACS academic programs. He said SACS had no problems of that sort with UNCP.
"Our accreditation is not in question," Dr. Kitts said.
Dr. Kitts said the SACS board approved the transplanted master's programs after it found out about them, and that current students on track to graduate from those programs will be able to do so.
Dr. Kitts said that "better internal reporting" is needed in order to not repeat the lapse in reporting.
"We weren't attentive enough...but we will be from here on out. I can promise you that," Dr. Kitts said.