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Overview of the Collection

Administrative History:

Scope and Contents

Arrangement of Materials:

Restrictions

Access Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Tyler State College

Texas Eastern University

University of Texas at Tyler

University Archives and Special Collections, The University of Texas at Tyler

Guide to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Accreditation Records



Overview of the Collection

Creator Collector The University of Texas at TylerCollector Texas Eastern UniversityCollector Tyler State College
Collection Title Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Accreditation Records
Dates 1972-2004
Abstract These records represent a selection of materials related to the accreditation of the University of Texas at Tyler through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, from 1972 through 2004. Materials are textual, including memoranda, newsetters, SACS informational materials, correspondence, meeting records, and official reports. These records offer insight into the initial accreditation of Tyler State College and subsequent reaffirmations under Texas Eastern University and the University of Texas at Tyler.
Identification UA/UASC.UA.006
Physical Description 6.70
Language of Materials English
Other Information:
The University of Texas at Tyler is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral 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 Texas at Tyler.
Repository The University of Texas at Tyler University Archives and Special Collections Department 3900 University Dr Tyler, TX,  URL: http://129.114.242.206/Archon

Administrative History:

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) was founded in 1895, and serves as the primary regional accreditation agency for institutions of higher education in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and parts of Latin America. Regional accreditation is overseen by the SACS College Delegate Assembly, comprised of one voting representative for each member institution. Member institutions are non-profit educational entities who have voluntarily associated themselves with SACS through the accreditation process. An institution may become eligible for accreditation during the calendar year of its first graduating class. An institution seeking accreditation must prepare an analytical report, undergo a site evaluation by a committee, and attend a review hearing. The initial accreditation must be reaffirmed within four years, and the institution must complete periodic self-studies every ten years through the Institutional Self-Study program. Visiting committees present periodic reports and recommendations to the SACS Commission on Colleges and the Executive Council (both subsidiary bodies of the College Delegate Assembly). The University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler), then operating as Tyler State College (TSC), initiated the accreditation process in 1972 under the administration of President Dr. James H. Stewart. TSC received official Correspondent Member Status in November of 1972, completing the first step towards full accreditation. After submitting a self-study status report and corresponding with SACS evaluators, TSC was designated a Candidate for Accreditation. This new status made TSC subject to evaluation by a Visiting Committee of qualified evaluators. The TSC Visiting Committee was chaired by Dr. Joe B. Ezell, with the first visit taking place in September 1973.  In September 1974, Tyler State College hosted the Visiting Committee again and prepared a self-study report in response to Visiting Committee recommendations. Tyler State College received its initial accreditation in 1974 (according to the SACS website). Pursuant to SACS guidelines, TSC began preparing for its initial reaffirmation. In 1975, the college changed its name to Texas Eastern University (TEU). TEU submitted its initial Self-Study Report to SACS in 1978. During this reaffirmation process, TEU joined the University of Texas system, becoming the University of Texas at Tyler in the fall of 1979. After subsequent site visits and follow up reports throughout 1978 and 1979, SACS renewed UT Tyler’s accreditation in 1980. UT Tyler successful maintained its accreditation in 1990, 2000, and 2010. SACS accreditation for UT Tyler is distinct from accreditation for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (a unique entity), and does not include specialized accreditation for specific departments such as engineering, nursing, education, accounting, and business.

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Scope and Contents

These records depict the administrative history of the University of Texas at Tyler’s accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Administrators presiding over accreditation and reaffirmation processes include Dr. James H. Stewart (Tyler State College, Texas Eastern University, University of Texas at Tyler), Dr. George F. Hamm (University of Texas at Tyler), and Dr. Rodney H. Mabry (University of Texas at Tyler). Dr. Frank Smyrl, professor-emeritus and former Dean of the School of Liberal Arts, served as the first chairman of the Self-Study Committee. Materials in this collection include correspondence among university administration members and SACS evaluators, informational materials regarding the accreditation process,  reports and recommendations from the accreditation committees, self-evaluations and responses from representatives of the University, self-study materials (including surveys and reports), meeting minutes, meeting agendas, committee rosters, newsletters, memoranda, manuals, SACS guidelines for accreditation and reaffirmation, invoices, travel documents, and training materials. This collection includes materials dated between 1972 and 2004, with the bulk of materials representing the University of Texas at Tyler. Materials were compiled by the Office of the President, but created by a number of entities including the Office of the President, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and a variety of University steering committees created on an ad hoc basis. Materials detailing the initial accreditation in 1974 are not included in this collection, although materials immediately preceding and following the accreditation status are well represented. This collection does not include records of the most recent reaffirmation process, which took place in 2010.

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Arrangement of Materials:

These materials reflected loose chronological order at the item level with haphazard arrangement at the folder level. They have been arranged to reflect a more consistent chronological order while respecting the original administrative filing, and grouped intellectually according to the institution under which they originated.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

The majority of this collection is open for research use. Administrative records of the president still in office are restricted, please contact University Archivist for more information.

Conditions Governing Use:

Some restrictions may apply; please contact University Archivist for more information.

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Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
subject American Association of University Professors
subject Chamber of Commerce (Tyler, Tex.)
subject Eisenhower International Golf Classic
subject Ladies PGA Tour (Association)
subject PGA Tour (Association)
subject Robert R. Muntz Library
subject Senior PGA Tour (Association)
subject Sister Cities International
subject Smith County Medical Society-Auxiliary (Smith County, Tex.)
subject Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
subject Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Commission on Colleges
subject Texas Association of College Teachers
subject Texas Eastern University
subject Texas. University of Texas System. - Budgets
subject The University of Texas at Tyler
subject Tyler (Tx.). City Council
subject Tyler Sister City Corporation
subject Tyler State College
subject University Archives
subject University of Lorraine
subject University of Texas at Tyler
Family Name:
subject Eisenhower, David, 1948-
subject Nunn, Ancel E.
Genre/Form of Material:
Photographs
Press Releases
Geographic Name:
subject Metz (France)
subject Tyler (Tex.)
Personal Name:
subject Eisenhower, Dwight D.
subject Ezell, Joe B.
subject Hamm, George F.
subject Loftis, Margaret
subject Mabry, Rodney H
subject Primer, Ann
subject Shtofman, Norman
subject Smyrl, Frank H.
subject Stewart, James H.
Topical Term:
Administration
Alumni and alumnae
Buildings
College Students
Committees
Copyright and distance education
Distinguished lecture series (University of Texas at Tyler)
Faculty
History
International Summer Program
Legislators--Texas
Master of Science in Social Work
Public relations
Social groups
Sociology
Students
Texas Eastern University (Tyler, Tx.) - Budgets
Texas--Congress--House of Representatives
Tyler State College (Tyler, Tx.) - Budgets
Universities and Colleges--Faculty
Universities and colleges
Universities and colleges--Accreditation--United States
University of Texas at Tyler (Tyler, Tx.) - Budgets

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information:

Materials were accessioned in March 2011 as part of a general University Archives accession, transferred to the archives from the Physical Plant. Materials were previously compiled and stored by the Office of the President.

Accruals:

Additional accessions are expected as the accreditation reaffirmation process continues. The most recent reaffirmation took place in 2010. The next upcoming reaffirmation will take place in 2020.

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Detailed List of Contents

 

ArchonID id4528
Tyler State College

Box Folder
1 1 ArchonID id4532
SACS - Tyler State College 1972-1973
Scope and Contents
TSC brochure, memos, correspondence, accreditation information materials.
2 ArchonID id4533
Status Report Tyler State College, January 11, 1973
Scope and Contents
Status report and accompanying correspondence. Organizational chart for TSC. TSC Board of Regents by-laws.
3 ArchonID id4534
Status Report Tyler State College, August 20, 1973
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, status report
4 ArchonID id4535
Tyler State College Status Report, August 30, 1973
5 ArchonID id4536
Candidate for Accreditation visit Tyler State College, September 26-28, 1973
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, committee report.
6 ArchonID id4537
Tyler State College Candidate Visit, September 26-28, 1973
7 ArchonID id4538
SACS Brochures 1974-1979
8-9 ArchonID id4539
SACS Informational Brochures 1974-1979
Box Folder
2 1-2 ArchonID id4542
SACS Informational Brochures 1974-1979
3 ArchonID id4544
Self-Study Report Tyler State College 1974
4 ArchonID id4545
Self-Study Report TSC 1974
5 ArchonID id4546
Tyler State College - SACS Visiting Committee September 10-13, 1974
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, Visiting Committee report and response
6 ArchonID id4547
SACS review 1975-1977
Scope and Contents
SACS: Standards of the College Delegate Assembly, December 1976; Graduate program committee standard x; Physical resources committe standard VIII; Library committee Standar VI; Faculty committee standard V; manual for the institutional self-stdy program.1977; 1977 Annual Meeting

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ArchonID id4529
Texas Eastern University

Box Folder
3 1 ArchonID id4549
Texas Eastern University School of Education and Psychology Teacher Education Self- Study Report 1976-1977
2 ArchonID id4550
Standards of the College Delegate Assembly December 14, 1977
Scope and Contents
Brochure
3 ArchonID id4551
Educational and General Expenditures of Member Institutions, Commission on Colleges, December 1977
Scope and Contents
brochure
4 ArchonID id4552
SACS: Purpose committee standard I; Committee Appointments 1977-79; Memoranda, 1977-79
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, reports, responses to reports, meeting minutes, institutional reports
5 ArchonID id4553
Self-Study Visiting Committee Response
Scope and Contents
Memos, correspondece, reports, responses to reports, committee lists, notes
6 ArchonID id4554
SACS manual for the institutional self-study program, 1977
7 ArchonID id4555
Vol 1: Discipline Evaluations 1977-1978
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, contracts, contract revisions, and news article rlated to the US-Ukraine foundation project, 1996-1998.
8 ArchonID id4556
Vol 2: Discipline Evaluations 1976-1978
Box Folder
4 1 ArchonID id4558
Vol 3: Evaluations by Academic School
2 ArchonID id4559
Vol 4: Evaluations by Academic School
3 ArchonID id4560
SACS Visiting Committee Report and Response
Scope and Contents
Blank evaluation forms, report drafts, official reports, memos, enrollment statistics, responses to visiting committee reports, 1977-1979
4 ArchonID id4561
Standard IX SACS Self-Study Report 1978
5 ArchonID id4562
SACS Report (1978-1980)
Scope and Contents
Follow up report on the recommendations of SACS Spring 1979 Reaffirmation for Accreditation visiting Committee. 1979 report by the Visiting Committee. Guidelines for reports. Forms for program evaluations. 1978-1980
6 ArchonID id4563
SACS Reaffirmation 1979
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, SACS newsletters, committee reports schedules, class schedules, staff lists, committee meetings, SACS Correspondence, 1977-70; Self-Study Report, 1974; Steering Committee, 1977-79
Box Folder
5 1 ArchonID id4565
1979 Response to Reaffirmation Visiting Committee Report
Scope and Contents
Written response to SACS reaffirmation for Accreditation Committee's report. Written during the transition from Texas Eastern University to UT Tyler, August and September 1979.
2 ArchonID id4566
SACS Visiting Team Report May 1979
Scope and Contents
Correspondence and report
3-4 ArchonID id4567
Report of the Institutional Self-Study 1979 Texas Easter University
5 ArchonID id4568
Reaffirmation Committee Visit Texas Eastern University March 4-7, 1979
Scope and Contents
Visiting committee follow up reports and responses
6 ArchonID id4570
Texas Eastern University Guidelines for Self-Study Committee Reports
Scope and Contents
Guidelines for self-study committee report, correspondence

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ArchonID id4530
University of Texas at Tyler

Box Folder
5 7 ArchonID id4571
University of Texas at Tyler SACS Report - August 1979, July 1980
Scope and Contents
UT Tyler responses to reaffirmation committee reports (TEU transition)
8 ArchonID id4572
SACS Response to Visiting Committee Report
Scope and Contents
1980, 1990, 2000. Correspondence, memos, and reports
Box Folder
6 1 ArchonID id4575
Draft Self-Study March 1985
Scope and Contents
Possibly incomplete
2 ArchonID id4576
Institutional Self Study Update 1993
Scope and Contents
1993 update to 1989-1990 Self-Study (bulk of materials from 1989-1990)
3 ArchonID id4577
SACS 1988 Self-Study Materials
Scope and Contents
UT Tyler SACS submissions, survey responses for facult, staff, and alumni
4 ArchonID id4578
Response to Visiting Committee Report 1988-1990 Self Study - October 15, 1990
Scope and Contents
Official self study committee report, UT Tyler
5-6 ArchonID id4579
SACS Self-Study 1988
Scope and Contents
SACS self-study organizational chart, correspondence, reports, survey forms, copies of materials from past self studies.
7 ArchonID id4581
SACS January 1988
Scope and Contents
Self-Study preliminary report
8-9 ArchonID id4582
Southern Association Self-Study 1988-89
Scope and Contents
Meeting minutes, accreditation guidelines and criteria, reports, correspondence, steering committee memos.
Box Folder
7 1 ArchonID id4585
Southern Association Self-Study 1988-89
Scope and Contents
Meeting minutes, accreditation guidelines and criteria, reports, correspondence, steering committee memos.
2 ArchonID id4586
Institutional Purpose Committee Report 1988-89 Self-Study UT Tyler
3 ArchonID id4587
Progress Report 1988-1989 Self Study
4 ArchonID id4588
Commission on Colleges of SACS - Progress Report on Implementation of Recommendations
Scope and Contents
Report. 1988-1989 self study.
5 ArchonID id4589
Educational Program Committee Report
Scope and Contents
1988-1989 Self-Study
6 ArchonID id4590
Administrative Processes Committee Report
Scope and Contents
1988-1989 Self-Study
7 ArchonID id4591
Institutional Purpose and Effectiveness Comm Report
Scope and Contents
1988-1989 Self Study
8 ArchonID id4592
Educational Support Services Comm Report
Scope and Contents
1988-1989 Self Study
Box Folder
8 1 ArchonID id4594
1988-1989 Self-Study: Section I Institutional ReportPrivate Removed duplicate items
2 ArchonID id4595
1988-1989 Self-Study: Section II Institutional Purpose, Section III Institutional Effectiveness
3 ArchonID id4596
1988-1989 Self-Study: Section III Institutional Effectiveness Committee Report
4 ArchonID id4597
1988-1989 Self-Study: Section IV Educational Program
5 ArchonID id4598
1988-1989 Self-Study: Section V Educational Support Services
6 ArchonID id4599
1988-1989 Self-Study: Section VI Administrative Processes
7 ArchonID id4600
1988 Student/Alumni Survey Addition
Scope and Contents
Blank surveys
8 ArchonID id4601
SACS - '88-89
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, reports, criteria for accreditation, institutional profile, committee minutes, excerpts of institutional purpose review.
Box Folder
9 1 ArchonID id4603
1988 Self-Study Survey Results and Comments Copy
Scope and Contents
Self-Study 1988-1989
2-3 ArchonID id4604
Degree Program Report Copy
Scope and Contents
Accounting - Curriculum and Instruction. Drama - Finance.
4-5 ArchonID id4605
Degree Program Results cont.
Scope and Contents
Finance - Kinesiology. Kinesiology - Nursing.
Box Folder
10 1 ArchonID id4610
Degree Program Results Copy Vol 2
Scope and Contents
Self-Study 1988-1989. Nursing - Vocational Education, Facilities.
2-3 ArchonID id4611
Discipline Report Copy
Scope and Contents
Self-Study 1988-1989
4 ArchonID id4613
Class Reports Academic Years 1986-87 and 1987-88
5 ArchonID id4614
Data Received and Assessment of Current Practice
Box Folder
11 1 ArchonID id4616
Institutional Report 1988-1989 Self-Study
2 ArchonID id4617
SACS Self-Study 1989-90
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, committee rosters, minute minutes, reports, memos.
3-4 ArchonID id4618
SACS Self-Study 1989-90
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, criteria for accreditation, meeting itineraries, SACS manuals
5 ArchonID id4620
SACS Self Study 1989
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, reports, responses to reports, meeting minutes, institutional reports
6 ArchonID id4621
SACS Self-Study Committees
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, guidelines, committee lists, reports. 1989-1990 Self Study.
Box Folder
12 1-2 ArchonID id4623
SACS Self-Study Committees
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, guidelines, committee lists, reports
3 ArchonID id4625
Self Study Questionnaire Material (forwarded to Dr. Falzone)
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, completed surveys, degree program reports.
4 ArchonID id4626
1990 Response to SACS visiting committee report
Scope and Contents
Survey responses, SACS guidelines, correspondence, reports, revised reports
5 ArchonID id4627
Report of the Reaffirmation Committee, University of Texas at Tyler March 4-7, 1990
Scope and Contents
And correspondence
6 ArchonID id4628
UT Tyler Response to visiting Committee Report, 1988-1990 Self-Study, October 15, 1990
Box Folder
13 1 ArchonID id4630
Research Support Responses Self-Study #11 1990
Scope and Contents
Correspondence
2 ArchonID id4631
Work Folder - SACS Self-Study 1990
Scope and Contents
Budget records, faculty lists, correspondence, enrollment reports, newspaper articles (copied), travel vouchers, committee rosters, meeting itineraries, notes,
3 ArchonID id4632
Self-Study Recommendation #4 1990
4 ArchonID id4633
Training Materials from 91-98 Tables
5 ArchonID id4634
1991 Info SACS Accreditation self-study
6-8 ArchonID id4635
SACS Self-Study 1991
Box Folder
14 1 ArchonID id4637
US-Ukraine Foundation Project 1996
2 ArchonID id4638
SACS 1998-1999
Scope and Contents
SACS newsletter 2000, correspondence, copy of newsletter, copy of accreditation criteria. 1995-2000
3-4 ArchonID id4639
University of Texas at Tyler Self-Study Report 1998-99
5 ArchonID id4641
Institutional Report Self Study 1998-1989
Box Folder
15 1 ArchonID id4643
UT Tyler Institutional Self Study Report - Draft (1999)
Scope and Contents
Self-Study report for 1998-1999
2 ArchonID id4644
UT Tyler Institutional Effectiveness: Program Assessment 1998-99
3 ArchonID id4645
Upper East Tex Higher Ed. Council A&M Texarkana 3/5/99 10:00
4 ArchonID id4646
SACS Reaffirmation/Substantive Change Committee Report 3/2000
Scope and Contents
2000 Reaffirmation reports and SACS newsletter 2001
5 ArchonID id4647
SACS Site Visit 3/6-8/2000 U.T. Tyler
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, reaffirmation committee roster, draft report of the reaffirmation/substantive change committee, payment records, meeting records, dinner invitation
6 ArchonID id4648
SACS Leadership Training Atlanta, GA May 20-21 2002
Scope and Contents
Memos, brochures for hotel, payment record, meeting schedule, leadership training materials, reservation information
Box Folder
16 1 ArchonID id4650
SACS 7/17-20/02 Grove Park, NC
Scope and Contents
Meeting itineraries, SACS brochure 2002, correspondence, reports
2 ArchonID id4651
SACS 2003 Summer MTG June 17-19 Portsmouth, VA
Scope and Contents
Meeting itineraries, correspondence, travel records
3 ArchonID id4652
SACS 2nd Progress Report in Response to report by Tele Campus September 30 2003
Scope and Contents
Correspondence and Progress Report
4 ArchonID id4653
SACS 2003-2004
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, accounting records, meeting schedules
5 ArchonID id4654
SACS Summer Meeting 6-21-24, 2004 Asheville, NC
Scope and Contents
Meeting itineraries, comissioner orientation materials, correspondence

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