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M E M O R A N D U M
To: All Concerned
From: Interim President
Subject: Update from the President's Office - No. 243
The Accreditation Working Group submitted the first Progress Report that addressed the Accrediting Commission recommendation #2 which placed the College on warning status in October 2004. The Working Group has started working on the second Progress Report that will address the other 5 recommendations. This report is due to the Executive Director for WASC Office on March 15, 2005.
An all campus training workshop on implementation of the newly organizational chart took place on Monday, December 13, 2004. The following administrators and staff attended this workshop:
Officials from the University of Hawaii at Hilo visited the National Campus on Tuesday, 11/7/04, met with the Acting Vice President for Instructional Affairs and Interim President, and discussed the renewal of the current articulation agreement between the two institutions. Changes to the current agreement included the length of the agreement to be reduced from five (5) years to two (2) years. Officials from the COM-FSM raised the point that the general education core requirements for all AS and AA Degrees are all the same and asked if AS Degrees can be included under the umbrella agreement, meaning that all transfer students from COM-FSM can be treated equally as the AS Degree transfer students. All AA Degree transfer students to the University of Hawaii at Hilo are treated as juniors. Another new change in the current agreement is that all transfer students will take an ESL test, however, the results will not be used to place the COM-FSM transfer students in their courses.
Board of Regents:
The College of Micronesia-FSM Board of Regents will be meeting in Pohnpei during the week of December 14-17, 2004. One of the things the BOR will be doing during its meeting in Pohnpei is selecting the president for the College of Micronesia-FSM.
Chuuk Campus fundraising efforts during the months of November and December 2004 raised $1325.00
Final Exam Schedule:
Final Exams for the National Campus are scheduled for the week of December 14-16, 2004. The final exams schedule for the National Campus is attached for everyone's perusal.
Words of Appreciation:
A letter has been received by the Interim President from the Executive Director of National Oceanic Resource Management Authority thanking the staff at the College for the College's support in decorating and setting up the China-FSM Practice Gym for the Tuna Commission Conference during the week of December 6-10, 2004. The Executive Director of National Oceanic Resource Management Authority appreciated all the hard work by the College staff and donated $2500 for the Endowment Fund.
Holiday Season Message:
During the Holiday Season more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to all faculty, staff, students, and supporters who have made our progress possible. And in the holiday spirit we sincerely say, "Thank you all and the College wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year."