Welcome to the Office of Assessment and Accreditation!
The Office of Assessment and Accreditation (OAA) reports to the Executive Vice President and Provost. The OAA oversees institutional assessment and accreditation activities to support the University’s mission and strategic initiatives. The OAA also oversees compliance for state authorization for distance education.
- Academic Programs: The OAA works closely with academic programs to identify and assess student learning outcomes for continuous improvement.
- Administrative Offices: The OAA works closely with non-academic units at the University to identify and assess operational outcomes for continuous improvement.
- General Education: The OAA supports the Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education in assessing General Education competencies.
- Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP): The OAA will work closely with the QEP committee to develop and support assessment of the University’s next QEP on integrative learning.
The University of Miami is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).The Executive Director of Assessment and Accreditation serves as the University’s accreditation liaison to SACSCOC.
[NOTE: Individual academic programs/schools are directly responsible for program accreditation. However, the OAA maintains a master list of program accreditations for the University.]
- Faculty Credentials: The OAA monitors institutional compliance with SACSCOC requirements for faculty credentials.
- Substantive Change: The OAA works closely with academic programs and the faculty senate in monitoring and reviewing substantive changes for SACSCOC compliance and approval.
- 2018 Reaffirmation of Accreditation: The OAA leads the University’s decennial review process working closely with the SACSCOC Steering Committee.
The OAA is responsible for securing and monitoring state authorizations to offer online programs.