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UTSA Reaffirmation of Accreditation 2020

The University of Texas at San Antonio completed its Reaffirmation of Accreditation review, conducted by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in 2010. UTSA received official notice of its reaffirmation of accreditation on January 7, 2011. UTSA’s accreditation is renewed for ten years, so 2020 will be the date of completion for UTSA’s next Reaffirmation of Accreditation review.

One of the requirements of the reaffirmation process is the Compliance Certification. The Commission on Colleges bases its accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions and entities on requirements in the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement. These requirements apply to all institutional programs and services, wherever located or however delivered. The Compliance Certification is a document completed by the institution that demonstrates its judgment of the extent of its compliance with each of the Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards, and Federal Requirements. Signatures by the institution’s chief executive officer and accreditation liaison are required to certify compliance. By signing the document, the individuals certify that the process of institutional self-assessment has been thorough, honest, and forthright, and that the information contained in the document is truthful, accurate, and complete.

The process for continued accreditation involves a collective analysis and judgment by the institution’s internal constituencies, an informed review by peers external to the institution, and a reasoned decision by the elected members of the Commission on Colleges. Accredited institutions periodically conduct internal reviews involving their administrative officers, staffs, faculties, students, trustees, and others appropriate to the process. The internal review allows an institution to consider its effectiveness in achieving its stated mission, its compliance with the Commission’s accreditation requirements, its efforts in enhancing the quality of student learning and the quality of programs and services offered to its constituencies, and its success in accomplishing its mission.

For further information on Compliance Certification, please contact:

Kasey Neece-Fielder
Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Planning and Assessment
P: 210-458-4819

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