Texas Tech University

Accreditation

Accreditation is a process by which an institution or disciplinary unit within an institution periodically evaluates its work and seeks an independent judgment by peers that it achieves substantially its own educational objectives and meets the established standards of the body from which it seeks accreditation. Typically, the accreditation process includes:

  1. a self-evaluative description (self-study) of the institution or unit,
  2. an on-site review by a team of evaluators, and
  3. judgment by an accreditation decision-making body, normally called a Commission. Accreditation reviews focus on educational quality, institutional integrity, and educational improvements.

Academic programs in the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts are accredited by the following:

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre
  • National Association of Schools of Dance

Additionally, the J.T & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts participates in the accreditation process for the university and its teacher education programs:

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • National Association of Schools of Dance