January 27, 2012
Sherman Granted Reaffirmation of Accreditation from CCE
On January 24, 2012, the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) notified Sherman College of Chiropractic that it has reaffirmed accreditation of the doctor of chiropractic degree program. Reaffirmation marks the beginning of a new eight-year cycle of scheduled accreditation reporting and site visit activities.
“Reaffirmation is the result of much hard work and dedication by the employees, students, trustees and many supporters of Sherman College,” says Sherman accreditation liaison and Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert L. Irwin, D.C. “The accreditation process itself makes Sherman College a stronger institution. We have created a more comprehensive chiropractic education; made our program and our clinic more patient-centered to address the needs of healthcare consumers today; and improved teaching and learning, enhancing our ability to graduate skilled, compassionate and successful doctors of chiropractic to serve the public,” he adds. “We are happy to see our efforts acknowledged through the reaffirmation of accreditation.”
The reaffirmation process includes the college’s continuous assessment of program outcomes to determine its effectiveness in relation to its mission, goals and objectives. Accreditation is a status granted by the CCE to doctor of chiropractic degree programs and institutions that have been found to meet the CCE Standards.
CCE is the agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education for accreditation of programs and institutions offering the doctor of chiropractic degree. As stated on its web site, “CCE seeks to insure the quality of chiropractic education in the United States by means of accreditation, educational improvement and public information. CCE develops accreditation criteria to assess how effectively programs or institutions plan, implement and evaluate their mission and goals, program objectives, inputs, resources and outcomes of their chiropractic programs.”
Official Accreditation Statements
The doctor of chiropractic degree program of Sherman College of Chiropractic is awarded programmatic accreditation by The Council on Chiropractic Education, 8049 North 85th Way, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4321, Phone: (480) 443-8877, Web site: www.cce-usa.org.
Sherman College of Chiropractic is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award the doctor of chiropractic degree. www.sacscoc.org.