(Feb. 7, 2018) -- In a continued effort to provide students with the very best educational experience, The University of Texas as San Antonio (UTSA) is seeking reaffirmation of accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). During the accreditation process, UTSA will demonstrate that it meets prescribed standards established by SACSCOC, the regional accrediting body for higher education institutions in 11 states including Texas.
In an initiative dubbed Racing to Accreditation 2020, UTSA formed an initial working group in July 2017 to begin its reaccreditation efforts. Led by Kasey Neece-Fielder, associate vice provost for strategic planning and assessment and SACSCOC Liaison, the group has since grown to include more than 40 people representing various areas across the university.
The team has conducted an initial status check (or self-assessment), aligned with SACSCOC’s Principles of Accreditation, to review areas such as governance and administration, finances, faculty, student services, educational programs and policy compliance. The findings of the self-assessment are allowing UTSA to proactively improve targeted areas.
Once improvements are made, UTSA’s Compliance Certification Report will be submitted to SACSCOC for review, and feedback will be provided to UTSA. Once the university responds to that feedback, it will prepare for a site visit by a group of peer reviewers scheduled for March 16-19, 2020. The last step is the review by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees.
“Our reaccreditation takes the highest priority,” said UTSA President Taylor Eighmy, in a message to UTSA students, faculty and staff. “I trust that the work being done to address the issues identified in our status check will only drive UTSA further toward excellence. This is the ultimate goal of the entire reaccreditation process, and with our collective focus and lots of hard work, I have no doubt of our success.”
Reaffirmation of accreditation is required every 10 years. UTSA has been continuously accredited through SACSCOC since 1974.
Racing to Reaccreditation 2020 Timeline:
Learn more about UTSA’s Racing to Reaccreditation 2020.
Read President Eighmy’s remarks on the importance the entire UTSA community plays in reaccreditation.
Campers in 9th grade through college will receive instruction and coaching on agility testing and position specific drills to refine and improve his skillset as a football player.Recreational Field Complex, Main Campus
Inspired by UTSA's renowned Mexican Cookbook Collection, the evening features cuisine and spirits of celebrated chefs from San Antonio and Mexico.Hotel Emma, 136 E. Grayson St., San Antonio
Experience a fun, interactive week at UTSA as new students and their families take the first steps to becoming a Roadrunner.Various locations, Main Campus
Campers 6-12 years old will enjoy the summer learning to read, write and speak the Chinese language. They also will learn about the Chinese culture such as martial arts, painting and drawing, arts and crafts and more.Confucius Institute at UTSA (MB 1.208), Main Campus
Campers 7th grade and up will focus on individual development with emphasis on simplifying and teaching the specific skills and movements associated with the game. Serving, passing, setting, attacking and individual defense will all be covered. In addition, team concepts will be emphasized.Convocation Center, Main Campus
Celebrate Texas' diversity with authentic ethnic cuisine, music, dance, arts and crafts from the many countries that make up the rich heritage of Texas.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Kids from kindergarten through high school will immerse in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on activities.Applied Engineering and Technology (AET 0.102), Main Campus and Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 3.328), Downtown Campus
Novice and experienced boys and girls in grades 1-8 will be divided up by age and ability to gain the most skills and knowledge for their level of play.Park West Athletics Complex