Assessment Organizations

  • Assessment Commons – Most comprehensive site about higher education resources

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  • Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) – Access to their VALUE rubrics very helpful to many practitioners

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  • National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) – Well organized site that provides reports, occasional papers, blogs, etc. from national assessment leaders. In addition NILOA features some of the best institutional assessment sites.

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  Link to useful institutional websites


Faculty Credentialing

Faculty credentialing at UNT is administered through the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  The Chief Human Resource Officer for faculty is the Vice Provost for Academic Resources.


Program Review

UNT conducts periodic reviews of all academic degree programs in order to promote academic quality and productivity and to assure alignment with UNT’s mission. Academic programs are reviewed in the context of an overall departmental review. The department, dean, graduate dean, provost and vice president for academic affairs use the results to guide university planning, determine program directions, establish objectives, shape institutional goals and promote institutional effectiveness.

The Office of Data, Analytics, & Institutional Research is responsible for coordinating the program review process. Although most programs are reviewed every 7 years, a program can be reviewed outside the typical 7-year cycle, at the request of the supervising dean.



The Office of University Accreditation maintains a contract with Qualtrics to assist college, department and program administrators in the development of effective, standardized survey instruments.  Access to this software is available through the MyUNT  web portal. 

Need help with your Qualtrics survey? Here are some resources to get you started:

Qualtrics University — offers FREE resources, such as online training modules, webinars, FAQs and other helpful tools. You can also contact Qualtrics via e-mail or phone at 1-800-340-9194. 

Ready to get started with Qualtrics? Click here to learn the quick and easy 5 steps to getting started with your first Qualtrics survey! 
Please contact Ashley Wood at (940) 565-2628 if you need any assistance.

If you need additional assistance, contact University Accreditation at (940)565-2453


Specialized Program Accreditation

The University of North Texas is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of North Texas.

Note: The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support the institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. Normal inquiries about UNT, such as admission requirements, financial aid, and educational programs, should be addressed directly to UNT and not the Commission’s office.

In addition, the University of North Texas offers programs accredited by the following specialized organizations:

AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business


ABET-Computing Accreditation Commission

ABET-Technology Accreditation Commission

Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration

Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications

American Association of Forensic Science

American Chemical Society

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

American Library Association

American Psychological Association

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Association for Behavior Analysis International

Association for Childhood Education International

Association for Middle Level Education

Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

Council for Interior Design Accreditation

Council on Rehabilitation Education

Council on Social Work Education

Development, Family Studies, and Early Childhood Education

National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs

National Association of Schools of Art and Design

National Association of Schools of Music

National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration

National Association for Sport and Physical Education

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

National Council for the Social Studies

National Recreation and Park Association/American Association of Leisure and Recreation Council on Accreditation

Texas State Board for Educator Certification