Yesterday, March 1, 2017, was the deadline for the Academy to provide a “monitoring report” to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that would detail the steps the Academy had taken in the last eight months to address the conditions that led to USMMA becoming the first federal academy to be placed on accreditation warning.
Here’s the last update from the Academy to its stakeholders on this vital issue (this screenshot was taken on March 2, 2017):
No update since the determination was released eight months ago. Pathetic. The Academy owes all stakeholders a full update:
- Was a report submitted on time?
- Did it address all of the MSCHE requirements?
- Does the Academy believe that as of March 1, 2017 it has met even one of the requirements?
- What steps is the Academy taking to address the MSCHE requirements?
- What more needs to be done?
- What personnel are assigned to the effort?
- Do those personnel have the resources (including time) that they need to succeed?
- Who is in charge of the effort?
They haven’t even corrected the falsehood (highlighted in the screenshot above) that MSCHE was “particularly” concerned about SA/SH “during sea year.” It’s not as if no one called them out on that. It’s not as if Superintendent Helis didn’t eventually admit that the statement was false.
I guess it’s time to add another countdown timer to KPS — days since last update on MSCHE.