UTRGV Officials Confirm Probation Related to University’s Creation
EDINBURG – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley confirmed the probation is related exclusively to the university’s creation two years ago.
The university was placed on probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges early last month.
University spokesperson Patrick Gonzales said the probation in no way has a negative impact on academic programs, degrees, scholarship or financial aid. There were 10 areas of concern regarding UTRGV’s creation.
“There were a few things but the biggest one was the UT Brownsville, they share accreditation with TSC,” he explained. “Because TSC needed to receive separate accreditation, and so that first semester as UTRGV, we had a shell of UTB open so TSC would keep their accreditation until they were able to receive it separately.”
UTRGV’s probation will last through December of this year. The university is currently putting an action plan together to address the concerns of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
The commission will make a site visit to the university in September.
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