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ERIC Number: EJ1049532
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
AAFCS Accreditation: From Dream to Reality at Jacksonville State University
Goodwin, Debra K.; Roberts, W. Tim; Boggs, Robbie; Townsel, Kim; Frazier, Jeannie; Marsh, Jill
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v106 n3 p48-52 2014
Accreditation by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) was a long-held dream of the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Unit at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. After more than 6 decades of preparing FCS students for life and the workplace, the FCS Unit resolutely began the journey to the coveted and honored designation of AAFCS Accreditation. The successful journey, although complex at times, resulted in unexpected rewards such as increased visibility, heightened respect, and renewed pride in programs offered by the FCS Unit. This paper chronicles the steps taken along the journey.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama
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