Program regains accreditation
Posted: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 9:05 pm
CHATTANOOGA (AP) — The social work program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has regained its national accreditation after a nearly five-year overhaul.
According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the program, which now accepts 25 students per year, lost its accreditation in 2005 because of faculty turnover and an outdated curriculum.
For the past few years, the program has been under review by the Council for Social Work Education and was granted temporary accreditation in late 2006.
The program’s new status with the council will be retroactive, so students who have graduated since 2006 can say they earned their degree through an accredited program.
Officials say the program will be reviewed again in 2014.
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com
Published in The Messenger 7.7.10