Statement of Accreditation Status

SUNY College at Fredonia

  • CEO: Dr. Dennis Hefner, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Xiao Zhang
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Ellie Fogarty, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs » Four-year, medium, highly residential
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1952
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2019-2020
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2024

Contact Information

280 Central Avenue
Fredonia, NY 14063

(716) 673-3111

www.fredonia.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method-distance education program - Bilingual Education Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including State University of New York and the New York State Education Department. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission’s request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first alternative delivery method-distance education program (Master of Science in Education TESOL) within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019 - 2020.
  • June 28, 2012
    To accept the monitoring report and to request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2015, document (1) further implementation of a documented assessment process for general education (Standard 12) and (2) steps taken to implement uniform processes for the evaluation of adjunct and part-time faculty across programs (Standard 10).
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Other Instructional Site
    BOCES Loguidice Center
    9520 Fredonia-Stockton Road
    Fredonia, NY 14063
  • Other Instructional Site
    DUNKIRK Middle School
    525 Eagle St
    Dunkirk, NY 14048
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hamburg School District
    5305 Abbott Rd
    Hamburg, NY 14075
  • Other Instructional Site
    INIM - University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
    12 Ave. Universidad Ste.1201
    San Juan, PR 00925-2532

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