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EDITORIAL: College accreditation report offers opportunity for action

With the help of outside experts, Treasure Valley Community College has great potential to do even better serving students. That potential, though, requires a focus that hasn’t always been evident at the college. The experts mapped the way forward, and their advice ought to be heeded.

Those who run Treasure Valley were excited about the recent accreditation report. That’s essentially a report card for colleges, and the Chukars got a passing grade. Other recent evaluations haven’t been as positive, so in a broad way this recent report was good news for our local community college.

But the challenges of recent years are clearly wearing on the college. As the economy improved and jobs proved plentiful, enrollment nosed down. At the same time, costs have gone up for just about everything the college buys or for the people it pays.

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