Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Administration provides a focal point to central existing and future academic activities for the campus. Our department is determined to develop, implement, and review academic policy and instructional effectiveness at UT Health Science Center. This includes overseeing the accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

We help students learn and grow by ensuring that the curriculum remains current and is in compliance with accreditation standards. The Office of Academic Administration oversees institutional research so students benefit from curriculum beyond the classroom. When students need help, we also ensure the provision of support services.

To provide an infrastructure for academic oversight and growth, the Office of Academic Administration also includes Offices of Instruction, Student Affairs, and Institutional Research. The key staff to oversee process and procedures includes:

  • Director of Academic Administration, who serves as the SACS Liaison
  • Associate Director of Academic Administration for Instruction
  • Associate Director of Academic Administration for Student Affairs
  • Associate Director of Academic Administration for Institutional Research

COVID-19 Transition to Remote Teaching

We are continuing to monitor information from oversight agencies regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and prevention efforts. To maintain continuity of operations, and assure the continuation of quality instruction, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT) will transition to remote teaching on Monday, March 23, 2020. Several resources for students and faculty are now available on the website under “Resources.”

Current Guidance for Instruction During COVID-19:


Please observe the recommendations of social distancing and reduction in group meetings/events. UTHSCT officials and medical experts are continuously monitoring and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)World Health Organization (WHO) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Please continue to observe all public health recommendations as we work through this difficult time. We welcome your questions, comments and concerns as we move forward. Please email or call Academic Affairs at (903) 877-7959. Thank you for your patience and cooperation in dealing with this rapidly evolving situation.

Unit Assessment and TracDat Software

UT Health Science Center 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.