Institutional Accreditation and Effectiveness

UT campus

Contact: Linda Dickens, Ph.D., Senior Director of IAE & Accreditation Liaison

Mailing Address:
The University of Texas at Austin
1616 Guadalupe Street, Rm 6.422
Stop D7600
Austin, Texas 78701



Continuing Improvement in Institutional Quality

The Office of Institutional Accreditation and Effectiveness (IAE) initiates, cultivates, and facilitates all facets of institutional effectiveness. We establish vision and processes to strengthen ongoing, data-based planning and evaluation efforts, and to demonstrate how the university achieves its mission and goals. 

IAE collaborates with administrators, faculty, and staff to build and sustain locally defined, efficient continuous improvement systems that:

  • Enhance student learning and enrich student experiences
  • Address institutional accreditation quality standards
  • Use assessment to advance teaching effectiveness, curricular and co-curricular innovation, and programmatic and administrative efficacy
  • Support program review
  • Encourage data and information sharing
  • Promote goal-setting and strategic planning activities



The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, professional, masters, and doctorate degrees.



The assessment and evaluation processes produce information to help programs and units investigate barriers, identify areas for improvement, and recognize best practices.

The IAE Team

Meet the team responsible for strengthening UT Austin's institutional effectiveness and accreditation efforts.

2015-2016 Year in Review

IAE led many initiatives this past academic year designed to improve organizational processes and the student experience.