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February 08
COS gets early notice, removed from "show cause" status

COS received early notice that the college has been removed from "show cause" status.

College of the Sequoias is expecting its action letter from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges on Monday; however, we received early notice electronically that COS has been removed from "show cause" status.

An email from the accrediting commission said: "During the visit the team met with faculty, staff, administrators, Board of Trustees members, students, and community members, and found all constituency groups to be knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and committed to the success of the College and its students. The team also examined documents provided...and observed campus facilities. The team found the College to be welcoming and fully engaged in the accreditation process, and the team appreciated the work that the College has done to address deficiencies and prepare its Show Cause Report. The team commends the College for its many accomplishments in responding to the recommendations of the 2012 External Evaluation Team Report…"

There will be a district forum Monday to share the details with faculty and staff. A public statement and details will be shared publicly at 3 p.m. Monday at the Ponderosa Building on the Visalia campus. We will also stream that public announcement on www.cos.edu.

Throughout the accreditation process we have always shared with the public everything we know as we know it. We are doing that now and look forward to providing more details when the action letter arrives Monday.

"On behalf of our district administration and Board of trustees, we want to thank our COS faculty, staff and students for their hard work and immeasurable contributions to our improvement efforts over the past year," COS Superintendent/President Stan Carrizosa said. "This is the best outcome we could have hoped for and truly a historical moment in our college's history and we could not have achieved such great success without this determined team effort."


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