FAMU Program in Jeopardy of Losing Accreditation

By: Candace Sweat Email
By: Candace Sweat Email

One of Florida A & M's most notable programs is in jeopardy of losing it's accreditation.

The university's occupational therapy program has been placed on academic probation.

The program has failed to meet the standard, set at 70 percent, for passing the certification program.

FAMU was notified early April by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of its change in status.


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  • by idance27 Location: orlando on Nov 17, 2011 at 10:57 PM
    sorry but your info about FSU losing its accreditation is not valid. i have looked every where that just didn't happen.
  • by voiceofreason Location: woodville on Jul 8, 2011 at 06:40 PM
    I find it amusing that only disillusioned people respond to articles of this nature. If investigated fully, one will find that only a few students took the national exam and did not past it thus lowering the overall passage rate of the OT program. This results in stricter admission and graduation requirements. Other FAMU professional programs such as Nursing and Pharmacy passage rates remain above the national average. Even the PT program passage rates are above 90%. Get the facts disillisioned people.
  • by BeReal on Jul 8, 2011 at 03:53 PM
    What program at FAMU is meeting national standards? I mean, really meeting national standards? I can't think of any. The occupational therapy program is on probation, surely the physical therapy program is well on its way to a very similar status....
  • by Anonymous on Jul 8, 2011 at 12:55 PM
    occupational therapy.........doesn't that mean something like 'working'. no wonder it failed at famu!!
  • by BeCareful Location: Tallahassee on Jul 8, 2011 at 08:55 AM
    Although there seems to be an apparent problem with one program at FAMU, the school as a whole is not responsible for this, nor at jeopardy. One thing that should be noted is that many of you have made horrible comments about FAMU as an institution, yet your grammar and spelling is horrible! You must have graduated from FSU (Fundamentally Stupid University).
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      by PrezNixon on Jul 8, 2011 at 10:04 AM in reply to BeCareful
      Stick to the subject. Instead of defending, you swith and attack someone or something else. In other words, you know everything being said about famu is true. Truth hurts, you have to admit, it is a low grade school, no matter how you look at it.
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        by BeCareful on Jul 8, 2011 at 06:14 PM in reply to PrezNixon
        Florida State lost it's education accreditation back in 2000-2001. The school wasn't in jeopardy of losing it's accreditation, it actually LOST it! FSUs students started registering for classes as FAMU so they could graduate from an accredited program. Furthermore village idiot "swith" actually means immediately; quickly; to hurry or to hasten. You should learn how to use words appropriately instead of showing your ignorance, yet hiding your face dumb***. Lastly, I'm no fan of FAMU by far. Howerever, FSU by comparison is a mere community college. Before your bark, do your research because ALL of the schools in Tallahassee suck, just like your grammar.
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          by idance27 on Nov 17, 2011 at 10:58 PM in reply to BeCareful
          Sorry but you are misinformed FSU never lost its accreditation. you sound stupid that info is no where and i have searched high and low.
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      by JB on Jul 8, 2011 at 10:16 AM in reply to BeCareful
      Fundamentally Stupid University? Don’t let the color of your skin shine through your comments next time. Ignoramus.
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      by DTH on Jul 8, 2011 at 11:58 AM in reply to BeCareful
      FAMU could NEVER come close to FSU when it comes to Learning. Look at all the problems FAMU has had in the past and Recently with the Deans and the Faculty. When FAMU as a whole, lowers the Grade Point System so more Students can Graduate, that should tell you that something is WRONG. FAMU will NEVER be as good as FSU, NEVER.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 8, 2011 at 07:28 AM
    FAMU...continues to be the laughing stock of the city. PATHETIC!!!
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      by Anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 at 06:32 AM in reply to
      The city itself is something to laugh at. Tallahassee in general is PATHETIC!!! Does anything here meet national standards? Take this poorly designed website for an example of level of competence around this hole in the wall.
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        by True on Jan 8, 2012 at 04:43 PM in reply to
        The city is a laughing stock.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 8, 2011 at 07:28 AM
    FAMU...continues to be the laughing stock of the city. PATHETIC!!!
  • by truth hurts on Jul 8, 2011 at 07:13 AM
    FAMU has been an embarrassment to this city for way to long.
  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on Jul 8, 2011 at 07:13 AM
    Who would have thought it?
  • by Black Colleges Location: Tallahassee on Jul 8, 2011 at 06:40 AM
    Time to stop designation colleges in a racial manner. If nothing else, it gives the impression that it is no really a college equal to all others. I remember in the 70's that some of my classmates would brag that it was much easier to get a degree from FAMU than other colleges.
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      by Realist on Jul 8, 2011 at 07:55 AM in reply to Black Colleges
      Huh? That is because it is true. If national standards were adhered to at FAMU, there graduation rate would plummet. Ever been there? Not only don't most of the students speak English the faculty doesn't either. Even really fundamental things seem too much. Like knowing the difference between an inquiry and a wood chopping tool.
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        by Rattler on Dec 18, 2011 at 06:49 PM in reply to Realist
        "Most of the students dont speak english" sounds some what ignorant to me, more of an opinion than a fact but as we all know opinions are like a""holes everyone has one
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      by Anonymous on Jul 8, 2011 at 08:26 AM in reply to Black Colleges
      thats still the case with FAMU my friend. More of a high school than an institution.
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