Office of Accreditation and Assessment
The Office of Accreditation and Assessment at Regent University supports all institution stakeholders through assessment processes and reporting.
Institutional & Specialized Accreditations
Regent University is authorized to operate in the state of Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). Regent University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), as well as five specialized accrediting bodies. A complete list of the bodies that accredit or license Regent University is available on the accreditation webpage.
Regent University utilizes various data to evaluate and better student achievement across the university. These datasets reflect the overall quality of incoming students and current students’ progress toward graduation. The datasets also measure the effectiveness and impact of academic programs through its recently graduated alumni.
See data for student achievement at Regent University.
PROGRAM ASSESSMENT and NONACADEMIC ASSESSMENT REVIEW
Program assessment and review requires faculty members to evaluate the academic programs in which they teach to determine if the programs satisfy program learning outcomes. The main goal of program assessment is to determine if students are learning. As such, program assessment involves the creation, evaluation, and critique of learning outcomes, curriculum maps, and course content to determine if the present curriculum satisfies accreditation standards, program objectives, and the mission of the university. Additionally, assessment gives faculty members a chance to review their data and make improvements based on the findings to enhance student learning.
Similar to academic programs, the University’s departments and various centers must also be assessed to determine if they meet their goals and objectives. Each department or center produces its purpose statement and goals, which are assessed and evaluated annually.
Below are tutorial videos and templates to assist those responsible for completing assessment projects.
- Weave Training
- Assessment-Accreditation Helpful Tips Video
- Learning-Improvement-Plan Template
- Nonacademic Assessment Template
Assessment reports are due prior to the start of the fall semester for the following year. In a means to support with competing this, computer lab sessions are offered over the summer to assist with inputting data into Weave. Scheduled dates and times will be posted on this website.
Any new faculty member or staff needing assistance with the assessment process should contact Liz Barnes at email@example.com
Program reviews are completed every 5 years at the dean level, the Program Review process is designed to evaluate faculty credentials and the curriculum of each undergraduate and graduate program, as well as the programmatic support staff available to each school. Various elements of the Program Review feature concepts that must be reported in accreditation reports.
- Section 1: Faculty Roster
- Section 2: Faculty Review
- Section 3: Curriculum Review
Programs with Out-of-state Licensure
To ensure that students are eligible to sit for the appropriate licensing exam in their state, Regent publishes specific landing pages for prospective and current students to determine if their program of study will allow them to sit for the licensing exam for which they live. Currently, certain programs in the School of Education, School of Psychology and Counseling, and Accounting program require licensure.
The Survey calendar records the release dates for all university-wide surveys. Surveys launch on a Wednesday and end on a Tuesday. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to schedule a survey.