universities go through accreditation reaffirmation
every 10 years, but this is not a routine activity.
The self-study and the team visit help us identify
both our strengths and our weaknesses, so we can build
on those strengths and correct our deficiencies."
John J. Piecoro Jr.,
director, UK self-study
16, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) --
A team of 27 academicians from universities across
the Southeast today began a review of the University
of Kentucky's departments and programs as part of
UK's accreditation reaffirmation process.
from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
(SACS) Commission on Colleges, led by University of
Alabama President Emeritus E. Roger Sayers, began
arriving in Lexington Monday and completed organizational
Lee T. Todd Jr. formally welcomed the group to UK
at a reception and dinner Monday night at Spindletop
Hall, a UK-owned estate north of Lexington near the
Kentucky Horse Park.
will hear Todd give a formal presentation on the state
of the university at 8:30 a.m. today (Tuesday, April
16) in the 18th floor Board Room of the Patterson
Office Tower. The visiting team will then begin two
days of some 500 interviews with students, faculty
and administrators, scrutinizing UK's academic, athletic,
student affairs and other programs.
team will base much of its activity on the results
of a two-year university self-study directed by John
J. Piecoro Jr., professor in the College of Pharmacy.
go through accreditation reaffirmation every 10 years,
but this is not a routine activity. The self-study
and the team visit help us identify both our strengths
and our weaknesses, so we can build on those strengths
and correct our deficiencies," Piecoro said.
universities represented on the visiting team are
the University of Florida, the University of Georgia,
Duke University, the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill and Virginia Polytechnic Institute.