(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.
The ITC will livestream. Smithsonian Affiliations, the Museo y Centro de Estudios Humanísticos & the Conservatorio de Músico will bring U. S.-based scholars of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies to Puerto Rico to engage with local scholars about migration, music, art, literature, education, history, and diasporic experiences.Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Infection, Immunity and Vaccines discussed during this two day conference.The Eilan Hotel and Spa, 18603 La Cantera Terr., San Antonio
UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy faculty and staff will conduct a presentation on recent developments in astronomy and astrophysics followed by stargazing in the observatory.Flawn Sciences Building (FLN 2.02.02) and Curtis Vaughan Jr. Observatory, 4th floor, Main Campus
The annual concert series begins the choirs and orchestra performing Dvorak's "Te Deum" . This concert is open to the public. Admission $10.Arts Building Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
The second of three in the annual holiday concert series which will feature the Chamber Singers (Santa Baby), Saxophone Ensemble (Sleigh Ride), Jazz Ensemble (Sugar Rum Cherry), Flute Ensemble and more performing holiday favorites. Admission $10.Arts Building Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
The Roadrunners close out the regular season at home against North Texas.Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
This event showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines. The symposium is designed to provide a public venue where UTSA senior engineering students to present advances achieved in their design projects.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Join the Office of Information Technology for the grand opening of the Digital Experience Lab (DEx Lab). The DEx Lab is open to the entire UTSA community and contains innovative learning tools and serves as a virtual reality lab.Applied Engineering and Technology Building (AET 0.202), Main Campus