Students, alumni and community.
All three are integral parts of Fairmont State University’s success, and community members and alumni spent time Tuesday telling members of the Higher Learning Commission’s peer-review team why.
The team was at Fairmont State as one of several steps in the university’s accreditation process, which is something institutions of higher learning must go through every 10 years.
Christina Lavorata, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at FSU and self-study coordinator for the accreditation process, said the team has spent the week meeting with faculty and students, the board of governors, academic deans and community members.
“Whatever we do, they’ve talked to somebody about it,” Lavorata said.
Higher Learning Commission team on campus as part of accreditation process
Students, alumni and community.
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