The Office of Academic Effectiveness is responsible for matters related to the University’s regional accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and for planning, evaluation, and assessment processes for UT Health San Antonio’s academic programs to that ensure their quality and effectiveness.
To fulfill accreditation responsibilities, the office oversees and coordinates the decennial and fifth-year reaffirmations by SACSCOC, monitors the university’s ongoing compliance with accreditation standards, documents student achievement in keeping with federal requirements, and tracks specialized accreditation of university programs.
To ensure academic effectiveness, the office facilitates program curricula including the development and revision of academic programs, supports academic program reviews, and oversees reporting for the assessment of student learning outcomes and student achievement outcomes for all university academic programs as well as the general education competencies for undergraduate programs. The office is also responsible for reporting the results of academic program reviews, marketable skills, and characteristics of doctoral programs in compliance with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Additionally, the Office of Academic Effectiveness assists in the coordination and oversight of UT Health San Antonio’s distance education activities, external academic reporting, and provides resources to academic program faculty for a variety of curricular and program evaluation activities.
The Office of Academic Effectiveness reports to the Vice President for Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs.