We have discussed in many past blogs accreditation and the quality associated with it. So it was helpful for me when I found a list of different statuses a school could be associated with. So I posted here as well in case those of you in higher education had similar thoughts, below is a list for your review.
Accreditation Status Categories (these may vary slightly across Accrediting Bodies)
1. Grant Candidacy or Initial Accreditation
2. Deny Candidacy or Initial Accreditation
3. Defer Action
4. Continue Accreditation between the Capacity and Preparatory Review and the Educational Effectiveness Review
5. Reaffirm Accreditation
6. Issue a Formal Notice of Concern
7. Issue a Warning
8. Impose Probation
9. Issue an Order to Show Cause
10. Terminate Accreditation
National accreditation organizations perform the accreditation process throughout the United States and review institutions in their entirety. According to CHEA, 34.8 percent of the institutions in the United States that are nationally accredited are degree-granting. 65.1 percent are non-degree-granting. 20.4 percent of the institutions with national accreditation are non-profit, while 79.4 percent are for-profit. Some of these institutions are faith-based or single-purpose institutions, like distance learning colleges and universities. Nationally accredited institutions can be public or private.
There have been several debates and questions regarding the “Neatly Folded Napkin” at Jesus tomb. To me it doesn’t matter whether there is truth or significance in the napkin being folded or not. Either way, I know He is coming back and the below is a nice story to share at Easter. The actual story is at the very bottom of this post, the beginning debates whether there is any truth or significance in the story.
Summary from Truth or Fiction:
According to this forwarded email, the head covering over the body of Jesus Christ in the grave was a neatly “folded napkin.” It goes on to say that among Jews of the time a master would let his servants know whether he was finished eating or coming back to the table by the way he left his napkin. If he tossed it aside, he was finished. If he folded it, he was not finished and would return. The hidden message in the story is that by laying his “napkin” aside and neatly folded Jesus was saying he was coming back.
There are a couple of problems with this eRumor. One is the translation or interpretation of the Bible verse quoted. The other is the alleged Jewish custom referenced in the story.
The eRumor is based on whether the cloth was a “napkin” and was “folded” in the empty tomb of Jesus.