Office of Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness
The Office of Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness is responsible for matters related to the University’s regional accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and for planning, evaluation, and assessment processes that ensure institutional effectiveness at the University of Georgia.
To fulfill accreditation responsibilities, the office oversees and coordinates the decennial and fifth-year reaffirmations by SACSCOC, monitors the university’s ongoing compliance with accreditation standards, documents student achievement in keeping with federal requirements, and tracks specialized accreditation of university programs.
To ensure institutional effectiveness, the office facilitates institutional strategic planning, coordinates academic and support unit program reviews, and oversees reporting on assessment of student learning outcomes for all university degrees, majors, and certificate programs. The office is also responsible for reporting the results of academic program reviews in compliance with University System of Georgia requirements.
The Office of Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness reports to the vice provost for academic affairs and SACSCOC liaison.
NOTE: The Academic Planning System (APS) can be accessed with the following link and your UGA MyID and password: https://aps.uga.edu. The APS is used to house learning outcomes assessment reports and program review documents for departments and programs.