January 8, 2016 – Fort Valley State signed several articulation agreements during 2015. Additionally, two campus programs earned reaccreditation. Here is a listing of agreements and commitments finalized during the past year.
- FVSU, CGTC Sign Plant Science Biotechnology Articulation Agreement – Fort Valley State University and Central Georgia Technical College signed an articulation agreement to increase higher education opportunities for biotechnology students. The Feb. 25, 2015 signing marks the second such agreement between the two institutions in recent months. In December 2014, the schools signed a similar agreement for the criminal justice programs.
- FVSU/ATC partnership educational boon for electronic engineering tech students – Albany Technical College and Fort Valley State University held an articulation agreement signing ceremony designed to increase the higher education opportunities for Georgia students interested in electronic engineering technology. The new agreement allows for students receiving an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Albany Tech’s Electronic Engineering Technology program to seamlessly transfer credits to FVSU to secure a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology (BSEET). Students will benefit by eliminating duplication of coursework and will be able to realize their dream of higher education goals much more quickly. The signing ceremony was held Monday, March 9, 2015 at ATC’s campus in Albany, Georgia at 10 a.m. in the Executive Boardroom of the Tech Logistics Center.
- Accreditation renewed for veterinary technology program – Fort Valley State University’s Bachelors of Science degree in veterinary technology became re-accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). This year’s accrediting process consisted of several steps to include a site visit where accrediting board members tour and evaluate the program’s facilities. The process also included interviews with current students, alumni and interviews with employers of recent graduates. In addition, the process included the submission of 209- page report which entailed statistical data used to highlight strengths and weaknesses. This thorough process occurs every five years with a less complex process occurring annually. URL: http://www2.fvsu.edu/accreditation-renewed-for-veterinary-technology-program/
- FVSU completes its National Science Foundation compliance commitments – The National Science Foundation’s Office of the Inspector General announced that Fort Valley State University has fulfilled its compliance program commitments with its fifth and final compliance report as outlined in a five-year settlement agreement executed by the Department of Justice and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. “We are elated to reach the conclusion of this compliance program commitment,” said Denise Eady, FVSU Compliance Officer and Special Assistant to the President. “This has been a strenuous process, but one that has resulted in a stronger, better trained university whose staff is well versed in grants program management and compliance fulfillment.” URL: http://www2.fvsu.edu/fvsu-completes-its-national-science-foundation-compliance-commitments/
- FVSU Family and Consumer Sciences programs earn re-accreditation – Fort Valley State University students majoring in programs within the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Department can continue to reap the benefits of graduating from a fully accredited program. The Council for Accreditation of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) voted to grant re-accreditation to FVSU’s Bachelor of Science degrees in infant and child development and food and nutrition through the spring of 2021. Administrators in FVSU’s College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology received the news May 7. URL: http://www2.fvsu.edu/fvsu-family-and-consumer-sciences-programs-earn-reaccreditation/