Revising Definitions of At-Risk of Becoming Low-Performing and Low-Performing Institutions of Higher Education in Virginia
Resolution Number 2008-44
November 20, 2008
The Board of Education approves the recommendation from the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure to revise the definitions of at-risk of becoming low-performing and low-performing institutions of higher education in Virginia.
The revisions to the definitions for at-risk of becoming low-performing and low-performing institutions of higher education are as follows:
At-Risk of Becoming Low-Performing Institution of Higher Education: At-risk of becoming a low-performing institution of higher education means an institution with teacher preparation programs that receives one of the following designations from the accreditation review:
NCATE: Accreditation After First Visit: Provisional Accreditation
Continuing Accreditation: Accreditation with Probation
TEAC: Provisional Accreditation
BOE: Accredited with Stipulations
Low-Performing Institution of Higher Education: Low-performing institution of higher education means an institution with teacher preparation programs that has not made improvements by the end of the period designated by the accreditation body or not later than two years after receiving the designation of at-risk of becoming a low-performing institution of higher education.
When an institution receives one of the following designations, the low-performing designation will be removed:
NCATE: Accreditation, Continuing Accreditation, or Accredited with Conditions
If an institution's accreditation is revoked or denied, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) will be notified for appropriate action. The Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia, (8VAC20-542-20), effective September 21, 2007, stipulate that "If a professional education program fails to maintain accreditation, enrolled candidates shall be permitted to complete their programs of study. Professional education programs shall not admit new candidates. Candidates shall be notified of program approval status."
Mark E. Emblidge, President
Board of Education
Adopted in the Minutes of the Virginia Board of Education
November 20, 2008