At the annual meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the commission’s board announced that UIW’s regional accreditation was reaffirmed for the next 10 years.
UIW has successfully maintained this quality recognition since 1925. SACSCOC membership includes approximately 800 member institutions in 11 states across the southern U.S. from Texas to Virginia.
Every SACSCOC-accredited institution undergoes a rigorous reaffirmation review every 10 years; the institution must demonstrate compliance with about 100 separate quality standards. An important additional element of the review is a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), where the institution chooses an area of student learning to improve over the next five years. UIW’s QEP, entitled “Think, Learn and Share” aims to improve undergraduate student writing (www.uiw.edu/qep).
“This reaffirmation represents a powerful confirmation of the high quality of UIW’s programs — an especially positive result in light of UIW’s continued growth — now at 10,984 students in three countries, and the third largest private university in Texas based on global enrollment,” said Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness Dr. Glenn James.