UHV encourages community to take survey

UHV SACS 2014 Reaffirmation logo

The University of Houston-Victoria wants to get input about how to improve student learning.

Business leaders, community members, alumni and UHV faculty, staff and students are invited to take the short “Imagine That” survey posted at until April 27.

“We are looking forward to hearing from the community about what we can do to improve the success of our UHV students since students are the reason we are here,” UHV President Phil Castille said.

The survey asks the open-ended question “If there was one thing UHV could do to improve student learning, what would it be?”

Based on results from the survey and previously gathered data, UHV will identify potential ways the university could improve student learning. A Quality Enhancement Plan then will be developed for Reaffirmation 2014, the current preparation for a spring 2014 accreditation review by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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.

UHV previously gathered survey information from students, faculty, staff and alumni but wants to get more input from the wider community in addition to giving those who missed the first opportunity a chance to give their opinions.

“Gathering this data is a vital part of our reaccreditation process, and I’d like to encourage everyone to take part,” said Lawrence Rossow, associate vice president for the UHV Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

For more information about the survey or Reaffirmation 2014, contact the UHV Provost’s Office at 361-570-4321.

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