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Cardiopulmonary Science Program Removed from Probation Status
November 29, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy (CoARC) has voted to remove Florida A&M University’s Cardiopulmonary Science Program, which is housed in the School of Allied Health Sciences, from probationary accreditation. The CoARC will return the accreditation status of continuing accreditation to FAMU’s bachelor of science respiratory care program. CoARC recognized the Program’s compliance with the nationally established accreditation standards.

“Our director of the cardiopulmonary science program Dr. Mary Simmons and the faculty are to be commended,” said Cynthia Hughes Harris, dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences.  “They worked tirelessly and diligently to have the probationary status reversed.”

According to the letter received by Thomas Smalling, executive director of CoARC, the commission commended Interim President Larry Robinson and the School for their commitment to continuous quality improvement in education.

The next comprehensive evaluation of the Program, including an on-site review, is scheduled to occur no later than 2014.

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