Archive of Accreditation Actions - March 19, 2013

March 19, 2013

At its February 15-17, 2013 Winter meeting in Alexandria, Virginia the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education took the following actions:

NOTE: The date behind the names of the programs below is the next currently scheduled full evaluation visit.

1. Preaccreditation Actions

The following program was granted candidacy pending status following review of its self-study:

  • Greenville Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic Residency in Primary Care Optometry, which is affiliated with Southern College of Optometry (2014);

2. Initial Accreditation

  • None

3. Continuing Accreditation

Classification of “Accredited” continued following a full evaluation visit:

  • New England College of Optometry Professional Optometric Degree Program (2020);
  • Northeastern State University, Oklahoma College of Optometry Professional Optometric Degree Program (2020);
  • Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry Professional Optometric Degree Program (2020);

Classification of “Accredited with Conditions” raised to “Accredited” following a full evaluation visit:

  • None

4. Reconsideration of Accreditation Denial

  • None

5. Withdrawal of accreditation by ACOE

  • None

6. Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation

  •  Wang Vision Institute Residency in Refractive and Ocular Surgery, which is affiliated with Indiana University School of Optometry (Program will be discontinued at the end of the academic year, and withdrawal is effective July 1, 2013.)