An Apology From Pima Community College

July 8, 2013

Pima Community College has faced a series of controversies and been placed on probation by its accreditor in the last year, all the while generally defending its actions. But The Arizona Daily Star noted that the college's latest report on dealing with its accreditation woes takes a different approach, admitting problems and apologizing for them. Among other things, the college has been accused of ignoring issues of sexual harassment and moving too quickly to change admissions policies. Among the statements in the college's report that the Daily Star highlighted:

  • "We accept full responsibility and say we are profoundly sorry for the serious breaches of integrity."
  • "The era of inattention and heedlessness is over."
  • "We failed to respond quickly and give proper credence to allegations of sexual misconduct."
  • "Our constituents, stakeholders and colleagues spoke, but we did not listen. For this, we are truly sorry."



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