The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has reaffirmed Palm Beach State College’s accreditation for an additional 10 years.
The SACSCOC Board of Trustees voted to approve the reaffirmation at its recent meeting. The decision followed an extensive process that included a virtual site visit in October 2021 by a SACSCOC on-site committee of higher education experts and leaders. During the two-day visit, the committee held more than 35 interviews with individuals and groups across PBSC to review the College’s programs, … Continue reading Palm Beach State College earns reaccreditation
Palm Beach State College has received a $3 million federal grant to improve retention and completion rates of Hispanic and low-income students.
The Title V grant, awarded under the U.S. Department of Education’s Developing Hispanic- Serving Institutions Program, will provide $600,000 a year over five years for the College’s Pathways to Success initiative.
It includes four components:
creation of a robust Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence to improve the capacity of faculty to address the needs of Hispanic and low-income students
creation of an ecosystem of data analytics to allow the College’s Institutional Research and Effectiveness office to inform faculty and college actions and resource allocation
embedding financial literacy into curriculum across programs and increased communication with students around the financial impacts of academic decisions, … Continue reading PBSC receives $3 million Hispanic Serving Institution grant
U.S. presidential elections will be the topic when former U.S. ambassador and Palm Beach State College alumnus Robert M. “Skipp” Orr, Ph.D., kicks off the 2018-19 Honors College Speaker Series on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Orr’s lecture, titled “Course Change: Seven U.S. Presidential Elections that Changed History,” will be held at 2 p.m. in the Public Safety Conference Center, PSD 108, on the Lake Worth campus. The free event is open to the public, as well as PBSC students, … Continue reading Former U.S. ambassador, alumnus to lecture at PBSC Oct. 10
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has fully accepted Palm Beach State College’s Fifth-Year Interim Report, signaling that the institution continues to provide high-quality and effective programs, services and instruction.
The Committee on Fifth-Year Interim Reports reviewed PBSC’s compliance with 17 select accreditation standards, as well as the College’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Impact Report, and concluded that the College does not need to submit additional reports.
“The fact that we will not have any follow up reports until our reaffirmation of accreditation in 2022 is quite an achievement,’’ said PBSC President Ava L. … Continue reading Accrediting body gives PBSC thumbs up on interim report
Palm Beach State College reopened for classes and business Sept. 18 with a plan for students to make up the nine instructional days lost because of Hurricane Irma.
College leaders have cancelled the faculty and staff Development Day scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 25. That day will become a makeup day for students taking Thursday or Tuesday/Thursday classes. Final Exam Week, during which time students only take their final exams, will now become an instructional week. There also are plans for students who take Friday only classes to spend extra time in each session to make up the missed time. … Continue reading PBSC gets back on track after Hurricane Irma
Palm Beach State College is expecting another enrollment hike for the 2017-2018 academic year, and College leaders say they are prepared for the growth.
The full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment was up 2.8 percent for 2016-2017 compared to the previous year. That means that PBSC students, the majority of whom are part time, took far more classes. The student headcount also rose slightly to 49,303 students in 2016-2017, up from 47,893 in 2015-2016.
Despite the economic turnaround and low unemployment rate, … Continue reading PBSC expecting another enrollment hike
Palm Beach State College Associate Professor Kanathy Haney has landed a spot in the second “40 Under 40” class of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges for her efforts to raise awareness of human trafficking and to help victims.
Haney was recognized April 23 at the AAWCC’s Awards Breakfast held during its annual national conference in New Orleans. Not only is she on the “40 Under 40” list, she ranks first and was asked to speak at the awards breakfast that recognizes faculty, … Continue reading Haney earns AAWCC 40 Under 40 Award for local work
Some Palm Beach State College faculty and staff were recently recognized for launching an innovative three-week engineering program last year for high school students, while others were honored for establishing partnerships with local and national organizations to better assist students preparing for various workforce careers.
These Best Practice Awards were presented during the 2017 Florida Career Pathways Network Symposium Jan. 11-13 in Jupiter. The FCPN assists its members in planning, implementing, evaluating and improving secondary and postsecondary transition programs by pooling the resources of the country’s leading practitioners. … Continue reading Faculty, staff earn statewide recognition for best practices