Assessment & Accreditation
UVa-Wise is required by an act of the General Assembly (1987) and by the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia to provide a comprehensive assessment plan for student outcomes assessment. The purpose of the Assessment Plan is to provide the institution with a process for improving instructional programs and student development programs. The plan includes assessment measures in general education, developmental/remedial courses, major field of study, and competencies mandated by the State Council.
Students are required to participate in all student outcomes assessment activities as deemed appropriate by UVa-Wise. For specific information, students may contact Elizabeth Steele, Coordinator of Advising, Assessment and Retention, or speak with their faculty advisor.
Accreditation and Memberships
UVa-Wise is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award baccalaureate degrees. For more information contact:
Commission on Colleges
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033
UVa-Wise is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) and recognized as a College of Distinction.
Accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council
Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org