Public Forum

The forum page informs the public of new and important issues concerning higher education in Alabama.  We welcome your review and comments. Comments will be accepted for each item listed for 20 calendar days from the date of posting. Please send your comments to the email address at the bottom of this page.

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1.   On March 11, 2016, the Alabama Commission On Higher Education (ACHE) voted to recognize and approve the proposed Statement of Intent regarding the Consolidation-Merger of Central Alabama Community College, Chattahoochee Valley Community College, and Southern Union State Community College (Agenda Item E-1), and the proposed Statement of Intent regarding the Consolidation-Merger of Faulkner State Community College, Jefferson Davis Community College, and Alabama Southern Community College (Agenda Item E-2).

March 11, 2016 ACHE agenda items may be found via the link

Public comment is solicited.

Inappropriate comments or comments unrelated to the topic will be removed from the Public Forum.

2.   There will be an Instructional Affairs Committee meeting on Monday, May 9 in the RSA Building Commission Offices, 7th floor, Sutton Conference Room 732. The meeting will commence at 10:00am and conclude by 12:30pm. This will be an Informational meeting, focusing on:
  1. the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) proposed consolidation process as it is related to ACHE’s statutory obligations and responsibilities,
  2. a review of ACCS consolidation responses received to date,
  3. a sharing of public communications received by ACHE,
  4. opportunity for public and further ACCS input, and
  5. a discussion of next steps.
3.   UA, UAB and UAH Joint DNP Dissolution Request Letter 03/31/2016
4.   Shelton State Community College – New Exempt Off-Campus Site:
Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy - Tuscaloosa, AL
5.   Northeast Alabama Community College – New Exempt Off-Campus Site:
Fort Payne High School - Fort Payne, AL
6.   Snead State Community College – New Exempt Off-Campus Site:
Marshall Technical School – Guntersville, AL
7.   University of Montevallo – New Off-Campus Program:
Master of Business Administration in Business Administration (CIP 52.0201)

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