By the rules of the TCSG
this economy has the appropriate fiscal balances.
More importantly, all TCSG
colleges are accredited through a process overseen by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S.
At Southern Polytechnic State University, we have chosen to look at accepting transfer students from accredited institutions from the TCSG
and established an articulation agreement with most of the institutions within the TCSG
(Southern Polytechnic State University, 2014; University System of Georgia, 2011).
Since 2009, the TCSG
has been in the midst of merging 33 colleges into 24 (see figure 1 for merged colleges.) In the fall of 2011 the system also converted from quarters to semesters.
Each year, the TCSG
State Board evaluates the system's 25 technical colleges for the Perdue Award using almost two dozen performance categories, including enrollment in technical and adult education programs, student retention and graduation rates, licensure pass rates, national awards, and administrative efficiencies.
The study, conducted in collaboration with, and funding from, the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG
) and with cooperation from the Georgia Department of Education and the University System of Georgia (USG), focused specifically on dual enrollment of high school students in technical colleges and their subsequent transition into a public college or university; policies and processes used in administering the program; benefits and challenges; and how dual enrollment affects the students, high schools and colleges that participate.
Athens Technical College and two other system colleges already are working with Saudi Arabia's King Faisal University under an $8 million contract, TCSG
Commissioner Ron Jackson said recently.
The changing educational landscape in our state now includes a robust Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG
), with almost all of the system's 25 campuses having met rigorous regional accreditation standards.
The fund will be administered through the TCSG
Office of Adult Education, which manages the state's GED instruction and testing programs.