The University of Miami is preparing for our reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The reaffirmation process is a three-year process that began in December 2015 and will end in December 2018. It includes an institutional audit of compliance, review by an off-site committee of peer reviewers and a campus visiting committee of peer reviewers. The University is also required to develop a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) to improve student learning.

Reaffirmation Timeline
Leadership Team OrientationDecember 6-8, 2015
Staff Advisory Visit May 8-9, 2017
Compliance Certification Report DueSeptember 11, 2017
Focused Report DueJanuary 16, 2018
Quality Enhancement Plan DueJanuary 16, 2018
On-Site VisitFebruary 28-March 2, 2018
Vote on ReaffirmationDecember 11, 2018

SACSCOC Steering Committee

• Thomas LeBlanc, Executive Vice President and Provost (Chair)
• Shihab Asfour, Associate Dean, College of Engineering
• Jordan Balke, Graduate Student Association representative
• David Birnbach, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
• Sheryl Borg, Interim Director, Planning and Institutional Research
• Roderick Dunlap, Undergraduate Student Government representative
• Charles Eckman, Dean, University Libraries
• William Scott Green, Senior Vice Provost and Dean, Undergraduate Education
• John Haller, Vice President of Enrollment Management
• Geoffrey Kirles, Vice President and Treasurer
• Alex Mechaber, Senior Associate Dean, Miller School of Medicine
• Patty Murphy, Executive Director, Assessment and Accreditation (Ex Officio)
• Ann Olazábal, Vice Dean, School of Business Administration
• Guillermo Prado, Dean, Graduate School
• Tomas Salerno, Chair, Faculty Senate
• Maria Stampino, Senior Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
• Patricia Whitely, Vice President for Student Affairs

SACSCOC Resources on Reaffirmation

Handbook for Institutions Seeking Reaffirmation

Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation