Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges (COC)
Texas Woman's University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Texas Woman's University.
Every ten years each accredited institution undergoes intensive off-site and on-site reviews to maintain its accreditation. TWU was re-accredited in 2003 and is scheduled for re-accreditation in 2013. Annually TWU prepares and submits an updated Institutional Profile and financial report. Midway between accreditations the university is also required to prepare an abbreviated compliance report entitled the Five Year Interim Report. In addition, if the university makes certain substantive changes, it must notify or receive prior approval from SACS. In some instances prior approval will be granted only after a site visit. Information about accrediting standards and details of all of these reporting and review requirements are available on the SACS website at http://www.sacscoc.org/.
For a copy of the TWU SACS 5th Year Interim Report, please contact the Office of Institutional Improvement.
Each year SACS holds an annual meeting where SACS commissioners make decisions about new institutions being considered for initial accreditation and already accredited institutions seeking re-accreditation. There are also numerous presentations from member institutions to demonstrate best practices. http://www.sacscoc.org/aamain.asp
SACS also provides an opportunity for more intense and focused discussion of accreditation issues and sharing of best practices. Enrollment in the Quality Enhancement Institute is purposely limited in order to provide a more intimate and casual setting. It thereby provides greater opportunity for institutional representatives to meet informally with SACS staff and representatives of other institutions. http://www.sacscoc.org/institute.asp
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