Grad student receives SACS-COC travel grant

Nara Martirosyan, GSU International doctoral student, has been selected to receive a Travel Grant to attend the 2007 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) annual meeting in New Orleans Dec. 8-11. Martirosyan was chosen out of a limited number of travel grants available to graduate students in postsecondary education in Southern region who are interested in attending the SACS-COC annual meeting.

“The review process was competitive and I am excited to be one of the grant recepitants to attend this meeting. The conference will give me an opportunity to learn more principles about the accreditation process, and how to implement them.

“My participation in the annual meeting will be beneficial to me as a person who is actively involved in preparing for National Council Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation in spring 2009. It will also help me to contribute more to the development of accreditation systems for Armenian higher educational institutions,” said Martirosyan.

Martirosyan is a NCATE assistant in the teacher education department. She is in the field of developmental education.

SACS-COC, is the recognized regional accrediting body in the 11 U.S. Southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) and in Latin America for those institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, masters or doctoral degrees.

The annual meeting program will feature plenary and concurrent sessions, workshops, roundtables, posters, and perspectives of SACS-COC staff.