Academic Assessment and Accreditation administers comprehensive processes for maintaining the University’s accreditation, external data reporting, planning, assessing, evaluating assessment results, and documenting improvements that result in continuous quality enhancements in all the University’s academic programs and organizational units. Academic Assessment and Accreditation includes the offices of the Associate Vice President for Academic Assessment and Accreditation, Office of Academic Assessments (OAA), and Institutional Research (IR).

Responsibilities of Academic Assessment and Accreditation

The Associate Vice President for Academic Assessment and Accreditation serves as the University liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the University’s regional accreditor, and monitors all communications to that organization and channels them through the University President to the President of SACSCOC.


The Office of Academic Assessments administers the process of assessing student and program learning outcomes, coordinates academic program review, and maintains an updated repository of the University Master Course Outlines.