OVERLAND PARK, Kan., (May 14, 2018) — The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Associate Degree Board of Commissioners has reaffirmed accreditation of the business programs at Bishop State Community College. Celebrating 30 years of excellence in global business program accreditation, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business degrees and programs offered through the Business and Economics Department at Bishop State Community College meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP. Based on the Baldridge Education Criteria for Performance Excellence, ACBSP accreditation evaluates aspects of leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and educational support to determine whether or not the business programs offers a rigorous educational experience and demonstrate continuous quality improvement. The business programs at Bishop State Community College were first accredited by ACBSP in 1988. The College is required to go through the reaffirmation process every 10 years to maintain ACBSP accreditation. “Bishop State Community College has shown its commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer Dr. Steve Parscale, who will present the Certificate of Reaffirmation of Accreditation at ACBSP Conference 2018 in Kansas City, Mo., on June 10. “This reaffirmation of accreditation is evidence that BSCC is committed to maintaining the highest quality business education for their students for the next 10 years, just as they have done since 1988,” said Parscale. Bishop State's ACBSP Coordinator says, "Having ACBSP accreditation signifies the College is providing students enrolled in the accredited programs with the highest quality of administrative leadership, qualified faculty, effective instructional delivery, outstanding support services, an abundance of financial resources and a superb learning environment." In addition to the learning outcomes, Davis says the college has the opportunity to develop articulation agreements with 20 plus colleges and universities in the state of Alabama that are also accredited by ACBSP. The next reaffirmation of accreditation will be conducted in 2028. In the interim, the college will submit bi-annual reports to insure the college continues the assessment of the programs using the standards established by the Associated Degree Commission of ACBSP. About Bishop State Community College Bishop State Community College is an accredited state-supported open-admission, urban community college located in Mobile, Alabama. The College is dedicated to serving the residents of Mobile and Washington counties in southwest Alabama. Bishop State offers university transfer programs for students wanting to continue their education at a four-year college or university. For those who seek to start careers right away, the College’s one and two-year career programs can put students on the fast track to rewarding jobs. Bishop State is truly a learning institution that equips students and the community with the skills, knowledge and ability to achieve real world success. Bishop State instructors are in touch with labor-market trends and job requirements, so students can be assured they will receive the education they need for success. About ACBSP ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence in the accreditation of business education programs throughout the world. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels. ACBSP currently accredits business programs at nearly 1,200 campuses in 60 countries. FAQs / Accreditation FAQs


Contact: Ronald Davis, Bishop State ACBSP Coordinator (251) 405-7204 rdavis@bishop.edu

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