Accrediting agency dismisses complaints filed against New College alleging violations

New College of Florida’s accrediting body sent two letters to President Richard Corcoran affirming that several complaints made against the college by third parties were without merit, the college announced Wednesday.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), a regional higher education accrediting institution, contacted New College on Sept. 7, Sept. 25, and Oct. 2 for explanations of the school’s institutional mission, mission review, board/administrative distinction, academic freedom, academic governance, and hiring practices, according to a news release from the school.

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