2018 Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Littlefield Fountain 2014

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



The Accreditation Process

Every ten years, The University of Texas at Austin undergoes reaffirmation of accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). As a private, not-for-profit, member-driven entity, SACSCOC assures education quality for more than 800 institutions across 11 states. The university was last accredited by SACSCOC in 2008 and will undergo its next reaffirmation in 2018.

Accreditation provides a framework for UT Austin to continue to improve in all facets, including governance, administration, faculty, educational programs, learning resources, student affairs, financial resources, and physical resources. With more than 90 SACSCOC quality standards to address, UT Austin uses the accreditation process to explore institutional effectiveness and document that the university is accomplishing its mission. Accreditation signifies that an institution upholds:

  • A purpose appropriate to higher education
  • Resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that purpose
  • Clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers
  • Success in achieving its stated objectives

Below you will find information regarding preparations for the 2018 reaffirmation.

Across campus, many faculty, staff, and administrators will contribute to UT Austin’s accreditation efforts.

Accreditation Timeline

The timeline through 2018 is now available.

Accreditation Steering Team

The steering team manages, reviews and validates the university’s compliance with all SACSCOC Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards, and federal requirements.

Compliance Certification Report Writing Guide

This guide will help all writers develop a well-written and comprehensive report.

Quality Enhancement Plan

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) describes a carefully designed course of action that addresses a major, well-defined, evidence-based, five-year initiative contributing to the improvement or transformation of student learning.