AFT and the LIUFF alert accrediting bodies to LIU Lockout

Sep 7, 2016 by

Fourteen versions of this letter were just sent to regional and program accreditors to alert them to the “urgent accreditation issues” that arise from their lockout of the entire Brooklyn faculty.

An excerpt:

“A lockout of the faculty is unprecedented in the history of US higher education. LIU’s decision to use administrators and others who do not meet your accrediting standards to replace qualified faculty undermines LIU’s educational mission and operation…Administrators’ extraordinary actions have left the faculty no other choice but to alert you of this extremely regrettable situation.”

Times fourteen.


Download the full text of the letter here: acote-ltr-sept-7-2016

The full list of contacted accrediting bodies:

Regional accreditation:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Program accreditation:

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)

American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation (APA)

American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP)

American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation (ASHA-CAA)

Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (caATe)

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)

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  1. This entire Lockout of faculty stems from a plague (RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION) that have destroyed the fabric of this country. If LIU Brooklyn was an all white faculty we would not experience this lack of respect, undermining and not to mention minimum wage for highly qualified faculty. This University is one of diversity and as a result, this is the treatment of faculty and students alike from “so call leaders” within the University who needs to be replaced or close down the college. Sad to say, this is a widespread problem and City, State and local officials need to intervene in the matter.

    LIU Faculty

    • Another Jane Doe

      As another LIU worker, who is also appalled by what is going on, this is the dumbest thing I’ve heard. There always has to be someone that needs to bring up racism where it doesn’t exist.

  2. Sheiri Mekhaiel

    Please fight to save our accreditations (ASHA-CAA)! I am $100K in debt from student loans if our program loses the accreditations I will have to take legal action against the university (along with other SLP students) in a class action lawsuit to pay our loans. This is an incredibly difficult program to get into, other universities will absolutely never consider our applications if we attempt to pursue our careers in this field. Please fight to bring our professors back as soon as possible! We value them and look forward to getting the appropriate education! This is incredibly heart breaking please hear our plea!

  3. Steve

    Why would you alarm the accrediting bodies? I’m trying to think of any advantages that could come out of that. As a student, I wish you hadn’t drawn the attention of the accrediting bodies, because inevitably a deal will be reached. This is puzzling.

  4. Deanna

    This is absolutely heartbreaking and upsetting. It is extremely unfair that both students and professors are being cheated out of our education and careers. This is a private university, $34,000+ tuition, excellent staff, excellent professors, and passionate students. How could you allow this to happen, Kim Cline?! You should be ashamed.

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