Local college gets stamp of international approval

| 01/09/2014

(CNS): The International College of the Cayman Islands has successfully achieved its re-accreditation from the Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Initially accredited in 1979, it must be periodically re-evaluated which college officials said was “extremely rigorous,” with the college being judged on student retention, graduation rates, learning outcomes, and job placements. Representatives visited ICCI in February and sat in on classes to evaluate teaching methods and interviewed students and faculty.

“Our entire team of faculty and staff worked very hard for months to write our re-accreditation application. Their efforts have really validated that our students are receiving a very high quality education,” said Dr David  Marshall the ICCI president said, “ACICS is a very tough accrediting body. It means serious business when it comes to student outcomes. We either have to be in compliance with accreditation standards, fix any problems if ACICS determines that we are out of compliance, or be removed from membership; it’s just that simple.”

Based in Washington D.C., ACICS is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a national accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation

Board Chair April Cummings said the accreditation process is designed to ensure continual growth and improvement to the academic programmes and the four year grant will ensure students receive their degree from an accredited institution.  “It would not have been possible without the hard work of the faculty and staff at ICCI,” she added.

 

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