UNC-Chapel Hill is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Student learning must be assessed each year to meet SACSCOC’s quality assurance requirements, and SACSCOC has set expectations for annual assessment plans and reports. Information about how to complete assessment plans and reports to meet SACSCOC requirements are available through this website. The submission deadline for this year’s Student Learning Outcome reports is January 20, 2023.
UNC-Chapel Hill’s Fifth Year Interim Report will be submitted to SACSCOC in Spring of 2023. As part of this process, Student Learning Outcome plans and reports for 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 will go through external review.
According to the Higher Education Act, in order for students to receive federal student aid from the U.S. Department of Education for postsecondary study, the institution must be accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The annual student learning outcomes assessment process required by SACSCOC fulfills the quality assurance requirement specified in the Higher Education Act.