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Cleveland State gets accreditation warning

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CLEVELAND, TN (Times Free Press) - Cleveland State Community College's accrediting organization has warned the school in a year-long sanction for failure to comply with requirements.

The college's accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges remains intact and the warning did not trigger a visit from a special committee, but Cleveland State President Bill Seymour says fixes are already in the works.

Seymour, who assumed his post in January after the school's 10-year report was submitted to the commission in 2013, said the warning related to failure to meet one core requirement indicates "we haven't instituted a system and culture of continuous planning and assessment that ensures comprehensive effectiveness over time."

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