OPA Guns Up Award

OPA staff receives a 2015 Guns Up Award

OPA staff received a 2015 Guns Up Award, which recognizes a team of employees that fostered cooperation with other employees to increase productivity and efficiency in the organization, and has improved customer service and morale. Specifically, the team was awarded for its recent efforts related to the University's SACSCOC reaffirmation. The nominator wrote the following about OPA:

Before the comprehensive standards and federal requirements were submitted to the SACSCOC Reaffirmation Committee, this team worked late nights, weekends, holidays, and winter break to read, evaluate, and format each standard and requirement to ensure accuracy and compliance.

Through the efforts of this team, they have partnered with each of the reaffirmation teams and the university through the entire process in such a professional and collaborative manner that they made even the most daunting tasks achievable.

The university is fortunate to have this team supporting us through the reaffirmation process and it would be nice to be able to recognize them for their efforts.


The Office of Planning and Assessment contributes to the university mission by promoting and leading institutional effectiveness activities; facilitating the measurement and analysis of institutional assessment data, and supporting institutional compliance with the State of Texas, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and providing substantive feedback to the institution and its component units that ensure evidence of continuous improvement.

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