The Office of Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness (OAIE) exists to help LETU fulfill its mission through maintaining compliance with accreditation standards and assisting in developing innovative assessment practices leading to continuous improvement throughout the institution.
Accreditation is a voluntary quality assurance process for colleges and universities, ensuring that the institution is delivering a quality product (degree) and is continuing to grow and improve over time. Every few years, an institution must provide evidence of their continued efforts in these areas in order to be re-accredited.
LeTourneau University receives regional accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The Commission is led by a governing board comprised of presidents, faculty, administrators, and staff of the institutions within the SACSCOC region.
Accreditation by SACSCOC signifies three things:
Closely aligned to these three signifiers is SACSCOC’s expectation that all institutions dedicate themselves to enhancing the quality of their programs and services in order to enhance the educational, research and public service of the mission.
From a student's perspective there are three primary benefits to accreditation:
Compliance is the determination that LETU meets the core requirements, comprehensive standards, and federal requirements of accreditation.
To learn more about the process of determining compliance, view the reaffirmation timeline.
The QEP is a course of action that is specific to an institution and its mission and is intended to be customized and designed to meet the needs of students at a particular institution. It is an opportunity for an institution to be creative in an area related to compliance with the Principles. Therefore, although an institution may want to study QEPs completed by other institutions, an institution’s QEP should reflect the needs of the institution and be customized to accomplish its goals.
The process for developing the QEP requires input from all stakeholders and constituencies. Data has been gathered through institutional effectiveness reporting and surveys of all our constituents in order to inform decision making concerning the focus of the QEP. The topic of improving student writing was selected in March 2015. The QEP Steering committee will develop the QEP document and submit by February 15, 2016.
Senior Director of Accreditation
& Institutional Effectiveness
We want everyone who interacts with our reaffirmation to be amazed by what God has done and is doing with LeTourneau University.
"Live such good lives among others that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us."
- 1 Peter 2:12