Statement of Accreditation Status
H. Lavity Stoutt Community College
- CEO: Dr. Richard Georges, President
- Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. LuVerne Baptiste
- Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
- Carnegie Classification: Not classified
- Control: Public
- Phase: Accredited
- Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
- Accreditation Granted: 2015
- Last Reaffirmation: 2015
- Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2019-2020
- Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2024
- The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
- May 7, 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. Continued use of distance education beyond the period of COVID-19 interruptions will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. The institution is responsible for adhering to all applicable regulations of the country in which the institution and its students are located. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
- March 4, 2020
To delay the On-Site Evaluation Visit scheduled for Spring 2020 due to extraordinary circumstances and to continue accreditation. To note the institution remains accredited during a delay granted by the Commission. The evaluation visit is now scheduled for 2020-2021, one year from the original date of the visit.
- November 15, 2018
To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020
- March 15, 2018
To accept the supplemental information report. To request a supplemental information report, due August 1, 2018, regarding the status of the institution. A small team visit may follow submission of the report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
- October 19, 2017
To request a supplemental information report due December 1, 2017, regarding the status of the institution.
- August 28, 2017
To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to decrease the number of credit hours required for the successful completion of the college’s Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Sciences degrees and all undergraduate certificate/diploma programs. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
- November 19, 2015
To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
- June 25, 2015
To grant accreditation. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2015, documenting an audited financial statement for FY2014, with evidence of follow-up on any concerns cited in the audit's accompanying management letter (Standard 3). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
- June 28, 2012
To accept the Accreditation Readiness Report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To grant Candidate for Accreditation status and to invite the institution to initiate self-study in preparation for an evaluation visit in 2014-2015. To note that Candidate for Accreditation status is an indication that the institution is progressing toward, but is not assured of, accreditation.
- June 23, 2011
To accept the Accreditation Readiness Report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To defer a decision on candidate for accreditation status. To request an updated Accreditation Readiness Report by March 1, 2012, documenting further progress in compliance with Commission standards. An applicant assessment visit will follow submission of the report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations.
- Distance Education
Not approved for 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:
- Postsecondary award (< 1 year)
- Associate's Degree or Equivalent
- Other Instructional Site
H. Lavity Stoutt Community College Virgin Gorda Centre
Virgin Islands, British