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2022 UHCL SACSCOC Reaffirmation Process

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of the University of Houston – Clear Lake may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

To maintain our SACSCOC accreditation, UHCL must comply with the standards and requirements in The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement and with the Commission’s policies and procedures and submit every ten years a reaffirmation (compliance certification) report including a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).

UHCL’s next SACSCOC ten-year re-accreditation visit will be in 2022; the compliance certification report must be submitted Fall 2021; the QEP must be submitted early spring 2022. Beginning in January 2020, the UHCL Reaffirmation Team—a Leadership team, a Compliance Certification team, and a QEP team—and its committees began work on compliance documents.

SACSCOC Timeline

2019

Three Years Prior to Reaffirmation

July - December

  • UHCL Leadership - UHCL Audit

December

  • SACSCOC - Orientation of Leadership Teams at SACSCOC Annual Meeting
  • UHCL Leadership - Attend SACSCOC Annual Meeting
2020

Two Years Prior to Reaffirmation

January - December

  • UHCL Compliance Committee - Work on Compliance Certification, monthly meetings to track progress
  • QEP - Plan QEP (Topics Committee)
2021

One Year Prior to Reaffirmation

January - August

  • UHCL Compliance Committee - Update, revise narratives for Compliance Certification

January - November

  • QEP - Develop QEP (Steering Committee)

September

  • UHCL Compliance Committee - Submit Compliance Certification

September - November

  • SACSCOC - SACSCOC Off-Site Peer Review
2022

Year of Reaffirmation

Six Weeks Prior to On-Site Visit

  • UHCL Compliance Committee - Submit Focused Report, prepare for Onsite Visit
  • QEP - Submit QEP Report

March

  • SACSCOC - SACSCOC On-site Peer Review Visit

December

  • SACSCOC - Review by SACSCOC Board of Trustees

SACSCOC Accreditation Resources

Reaffirmation Leadership Team

  • Dr. Ira Blake, Former President (May 2020-September 2021)
  • Dr. Richard Walker, President
  • Dr. Steven Berberich, Former Vice President, Academic Affairs and Provost (May 2020-September 2021)
  • Dr. Chris Maynard, Vice President, Academic Affairs and Provost
  • Dr. Lee Young, Vice President, Strategic Enrollment Management
  • Mr. Mark Denney, Vice President, Administration and Finance
  • Dr. Aaron Hart, Vice President, Student Affairs
  • Dr. Joseph L. Staley, Vice President, University Advancement

Compliance Certification Report Committee

  • Dr. Kathryn Matthew, Associate VP of Academic Affairs, Chair
  • Dr. Beth Lewis, AVP, Chief Operations Officer for UHCL at Pearland
  • Ms. Karen Elliot, Assessment Coordinator II, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Dr. Renee Lastrapes, Associate Professor, College of Education
  • Ms. Michelle Lane, Director of Planning and Assessment, College of Education

Educational Policies, Procedures, and Practices (Section 10)

  • Ms. Karen Elliott, Assessment Coordinator II, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Chair
  • Ms. Deanna Clark, Associate Registrar, Office of Academic Records
  • Dr. Dina Abdel-Zaher, Associate Professor, College of Business
  • Dr. Shanna Graves, Associate Professor, College of Education
  • Mr. Nelson Carter, Lecturer, College of Science and Engineering
  • Dr. Beth Merfish, Faculty, College of Human Sciences and Humanities
  • Ms. Kristi Rickman, Director of Transfer Advising and Student Transition, Office of Academic Transfer Advising

Educational Programs (Sections 3, 9)

  • Dr. Kathleen Garland, Lecturer, College of Business, Chair (September 2020 - Present)
  • Dr. Christal Seahorn, Associate Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities
  • Dr. Roberta Raymond, Assistant Professor, College of Education
  • Dr. Ariful Bhuiyan, Assistant Professor, College of Science and Engineering
  • Dr. Chris Ward, Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities
  • Ms. Miriam Qumsieh, Interim Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness/Associate Director of Institutional Research, Office of Institutional Effectiveness
  • Dr. Samuel Gladden, Associate Dean, College of Human Sciences and Humanities, Chair

Faculty (Section 6)

  • Dr. Angela Kelling, Assistant Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities, Chair
  • Dr. Rob Bartsch, Program Director, Center for Faculty Development
  • Dr. Shansan Pan, Associate Professor, College of Business
  • Dr. John Decman, Associate Professor, College of Education
  • Dr. Kalanka Jayalath, Assistant Professor, College of Science and Engineering,
  • Dr. Christine Walther, Associate Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Financial and Physical Resources (Section 13)

  • Ms. Carmen Conley, Assessment Coordinator I, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Chair
  • Ms. Deja Sero, Director of Planning and Budget, Office of Planning and Budget
  • Mr. Eric Herrera, Former Associate VP of Facilities Management and Construction, Facilities Management and Construction Division (May 2020-May 2021)
  • Police Chief Russell Miller, UHCL Police
  • Dr. Thomas Schanding, Associate Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities
  • Dr. Michelle Giles, Assistant Professor, College of Education
  • Dr. Nancy Devino, Executive Director of Sponsored Programs, Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Ms. Usha Matthew, Former Associate VP of Finance, Finance Division (May 2020 - December 2020)

Institutional Effectiveness (Sections 7, 8, 14)

  • Ms. Miriam Qumsieh, Interim Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness/Associate Director of Institutional Research, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Co-Chair (January 2021 - Present)
  • Dr. LeeBrian Gaskins, Senior AVP and Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology, Co-Chair (January 2021 - Present)
  • Dr. Sheila Baker, Associate Professor, College of Education
  • Ms. Karen Elliott, Assessment Coordinator II, Office of Institutional Effectiveness
  • Ms. Alyssa Lobue, UGRD Student Representative, Office of Institutional Effectiveness
  • Ms. Pat Cuchens, Executive Director of Planning and Assessment, Chair (May 2020 - December 2020)
  • Ms. Marie Best, Former Administrative Assistant IV, Academic Affairs (May 2020 - October 2020)

Library and Learning/Information Resources (Section 11)

  • Ms. Martha Hood, Associate Director of Library Tech Services, Library, Chair
  • Dr. Vivienne McClendon, Executive Director of Library, Library
  • Dr. Jennifer Willis-Opalenik, Director of Technology Learning Services, Office of Information Technology
  • Ms. Chloris Yue, Director of Library Communication and Ops, Library
  • Dr. Heather Pule, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Education
  • Ms. Sue Clark, Computing Coordinator II, Office of Information Technology

Mission, Governance, and Administration (Sections 2, 4, 5)

  • Dr. Kathy Matthew, Associate VP of Academic Affairs, Office of the Sr. Vice President and Provost, Chair
  • Ms. Kim Herhold, Director of Advancement Services, University Advancement
  • Ms. Elbby Antony, Executive Director of University Advancement, University Advancement
  • Dr. Felix Simieou, Interim Associate Dean, College of Education
  • Dr. Brad McGonagle, Former Executive Director of Human Resources, Office of Human Resources (May 2020-July 2021)
  • Mr. Dwayne Busby, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships, Strategic Partnerships
  • Ms. Andrea Alvarado, Program Director, Student Representative, College of Science and Engineering
  • Ms. Pat Cuchens, Former Executive Director of Planning and Assessment, Office of Institutional Effectiveness (May 2020 - December 2020)

Student Affairs and Services (Section 12)

  • Ms. Michelle Lane, Director of Planning and Assessment, College of Education, Chair
  • Mr. Bryan Heard, Registrar, Office of Academic Records
  • Dr. Jeff Whitworth, Associate Professor, College of Business
  • Dr. Cindy Cook, Executive Director of Counseling Services, and Counseling Health and Wellness, Counseling Services
  • Mr. David Rachita, Dean of Students, Dean of Students
  • Ms. Iliana Melendez, Associate Dean of Students, Dean of Students
  • Ms. Kristi Randolph Simon, Assistant Dean of Students, Office of Student Advocacy
  • Ms. Jacqueline Posey, Department Assistant III, Former Student Representative, College of Science and Engineering (May 2020-May 2021)

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