UHV encourages alumni to take survey

The University of Houston-Victoria is conducting an online survey of alumni to get feedback about their university experiences.

Based on results from this short survey and surveys of students, faculty and staff, a Quality Enhancement Plan will be developed for Reaffirmation 2014, the current preparation for an accreditation review by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges in the spring of 2014.

“It is important for us to hear from our alumni so that we can better determine the steps we need to take to provide an enhanced experience for students,” said Lawrence Rossow, associate vice president for the UHV Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

Although UHV already is accredited by SACS, member institutions must go through periodic reviews that show the university is continuing to provide quality education consistent with SACS guidelines. UHV’s last SACS visit took place in 2003.

While UHV maintains addresses for alumni and former students, not all contact information may be current.

UHV alumni who do not get an email from the university by Fridayare invited to take the survey by going to the Institutional Effectiveness homepage at and clicking on the red survey link. Those who do receive an email will be able to link directly to the survey.

“Preparation for reaccreditation is a vital function of all colleges and universities,” UHV President Phil Castille said. “We strongly encourage our alumni to take part in this process.”

For more information about the alumni survey or Reaffirmation 2014, contact the UHV Office of Institutional Effectiveness at 361-570-4809.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Paula Cobler