The Office of Academic Administration was established in 2010 to:
- provide a focal point to central existing and future academic activities for the campus,
- oversee the development, implementation, and ongoing review of academic policy,
- lead institutional effectiveness,
- oversee the application for initial accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC),
- ensure that the curriculum remains current and is in compliance with accreditation standards,
- ensure the provision of student support services, and
- oversee institutional research.
To support these objectives, starting in 2012, the institution expanded the Office of Academic Administration to include Instruction, Student Affairs, and Institutional Research. The key staff to carry out these duties include the Director of Academic Administration, who serves as the SACS Liaison; the Associate Director of Academic Administration for Instruction; the Associate Director of Academic Administration for Student Affairs; and the Associate Director of Academic Administration for Institutional Research. This combined administrative staff provides an infrastructure for academic oversight and growth at the institution.
Unit Assessment and TracDat Software
UT Health Northeast purchased TracDat Software in the summer of 2011 to assist the institution in standardizing, reporting, and organizing institutional goals and assessments of unit objectives. This capability allows unit leaders to track their progress toward strategic initiatives and report outcomes to executive leadership.
Internal Assessment of Institutional Effectiveness
Internal institutional effectiveness activities are divided among two offices. The Office of Academic Administration is responsible for institutional effectiveness of academic units and academic support units. The Office of Planning is responsible for institutional effectiveness of nonacademic units. While the responsibilities are divided between those two offices, both offices report the Executive Vice President and the directors work as a team on institutional effectiveness efforts.