Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness

Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness

What is Institutional Effectiveness?

Institutional effectiveness is the systematic and ongoing process of collecting, analyzing and acting on data and information relating to the goals and outcomes developed to support the University's mission and purpose. Thus, institutional effectiveness is oriented towards measuring results and using these results to aid in decision-making and improvement. In addition to these functions, the Office of Institutional Research and Planning collects and store documentation on Institutional Effectiveness.

Institutional effectiveness is not a one-time process, but rather a cyclical process in which continuous improvements and refinements on goals and methods are undertaken. Furthermore, institutional effectiveness, like the University itself, is not static, but rather an ever-changing and evolving process. Thus, it needs to be revisited continuously to ensure that the needs, purpose and mission of the University are being met.

Accreditation

Saint Augustine’s University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is the regional accrediting body in the 11 U.S. Southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) for institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degrees. Saint Augustine’s University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees.