Construction Science and Management program receives first-ever accreditation
August 28, 2017
For the first time in Tuskegee University’s history, its Construction Science and Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education — making it one of only two accredited bachelor’s degree programs in Alabama, and one of only three accredited HBCU programs nationally. The program’s five-year accreditation status extends through July 2022.
“Accreditation by ACCE demonstrates the increasing academic rigor of programs like those in our Department of Construction Science and Management, as well as the solid value and competitive edge a Tuskegee University degree offers our graduates,” said Dr. Charlotte P. Morris, Tuskegee’s interim president.
Accreditation by ACCE promotes and improves construction education in colleges and universities by gathering input from construction professionals and construction educators to establish and maintain standards and criteria for accreditation, provide guidance to those programs seeking to achieve accredited status, and carry out the accreditation process.
“ACCE accreditation assists construction education programs like ours maintain contact with practicing professionals and remain current with emerging technologies in the field,” said Dr. Carla Jackson Bell, dean of the Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science. “It also provides a network through which we can promote our academic program, exchange best practices with institutional peers and access construction industry contacts nationwide.”
The accrediting report cited a number of the program’s strengths — especially its faculty’s commitment to inspiring, mentoring and interacting with its students; the strong support the university administration demonstrates for the program; and the passion the program’s students exhibit for their chosen major.