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University Library Assessment

SACSCOC Introduction

SACSCOC Compliance and Certification Report

The SACSCOC Board of Trustees conducts institutional reviews in accordance with the Core Requirements and Standards in the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement to provide consistent guidelines for peer reviews and representing the collective judgment of the membership on standards appropriate for the assurance of quality in higher education.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, UTRGV prepared its SACSCOC reaffirmation of accreditation document. Preparation of the reaffirmation document provided an opportunity for the university to examine its practices, policies and procedures, especially those that impact student success. At the heart of the SACSCOC reaffirmation process is the commitment to engagement and continuous improvement.  SACSCOC requires a 10-year reaffirmation report and a 5th Year Interim report.

The University Library completes Section 11 of the SACSCOC report, "Library and Learning/Information Resources", and contributes data to 13.7.  Below is a list of individual sections and titles:

  • 11.1: The institution provides adequate and appropriate library and learning/information resources, services, and support for its mission.
  • 11.2: The institution ensures an adequate number of professional and other staff with appropriate education or experiences in library and/or other learning/information resources to accomplish the mission of the institution.
  • 11.3: The institution provides (a) student and faculty access and user privileges to its library services and (b) access to regular and timely instruction in the use of the library and other learning/information resources.
  • 13.7: The institution ensures adequate physical facilities and resources, both on and off campus, that appropriately serve the needs of the institution’s educational programs, support services, and other mission-related activities.

Reporting Period:  Provide statistics and data current to the submission year or the last complete FY totals.   It is best practice to provide 3-years of comparable data when possible.

Data Collection Period: SACSCOC reports are due incrementally beginning the year prior with due dates set by the Associate VP of Institutional Accreditation.

Due: SACSCOC Compliance Certification Report due May 2019, submitted by UTRGV September 2019

         SACSCOC 5th Year Interim Report due 2022

          Timetables for UTRGV are available on the SACSCOC website with information on the 5th year interim report available here. 

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