January 31, 2016
The reaffirmation process is standard for all of SACSCOC's member institutions, Vice Provost Darryl James said. SACSCOC accredits institutions of higher education throughout the 11 southern states and Latin America.
"The reaffirmation of our accreditation is a continued demonstration of the high quality of faculty and staff that are focused on continuously improving student learning through integrated teaching, research and service," James said.
The nearly two-year process began with the "Road to Reaffirmation Kick-Off" in March 2013 with a visit from Belle Wheelan, president of SACSCOC. It concluded when the SACSCOC Board of Trustees fully reaffirmed accreditation for Texas Tech at the 2015 annual meeting in December.
The benefits of reaffirmation are significant for the university community, James
Reaffirmation provides assurance that Texas Tech is meeting national accepted levels of higher education quality while fulfilling its university mission.
"For students, this means Texas Tech is committed to the strengthening of institutional effectiveness and enhancing the quality of student learning through continuous improvement of all university units," James said.