UT Health San Antonio is nearing the completion of a lengthy process to earn the institution’s reaffirmation of accreditation by its regional accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Every decade, all public colleges and universities, and the vast majority of private institutions, are required to submit a series of reports demonstrating that the institution as a whole meets acceptable levels of educational quality to their regional accreditor, as specified by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). While many discipline-specific organizations grant accreditation to educational programs and degrees, regional accreditation speaks to the quality of the entire institution, its operations, and its success toward accomplishing its mission.
A special thank you goes out to Blanca Bauer, Ph.D., assistant vice president, academic assessment & effectiveness, and her team in the office of Jacqueline Mok, Ph.D., vice president for academic, faculty and student affairs. This team worked long and hard on the accreditation process.