OVERVIEW AND NAVIGATING THIS DOCUMENT
University is a comprehensive public university with an
enrollment of approximately 28,500 students (fall, 2003).
The university mission is to achieve excellence in teaching,
research, and service to the people of the State of Texas
and the nation. The university’s Outreach and Extended
Studies division has an accredited school district (Texas
Tech Independent School District) that offers a full K-12
education through print-based and on-line instruction. This
makes Texas Tech University one of the few institutions in
the country to offer instruction from kindergarten through
the doctorate level.
University was founded in 1923 and graduated its first class
in 1925. The first graduate programs were offered in 1927.
The university is the youngest comprehensive public
university in Texas. The university was created with the
mandate to serve the people of West Texas, and about
one-third of the students are from that part of the state
and many of its research programs deal with issues of
special significance for the region such as wind
engineering, arid and semi-arid lands, ranching, and
agriculture.. However the university has grown, both in
enrollment and scope since its founding. Approximately
one-third of the undergraduate enrollment comes from the
Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, with the remaining
one-third from the rest of the state, but predominantly from
the greater Houston area. Graduate students and faculty are
recruited from across the nation and internationally.
The university is organized into 12
colleges and schools. (The College of Mass Communications
was created on September 1, 2004 and is considered a part of
the College of Arts and Sciences for purposes of this
Compliance Certification.) Despite the university’s name,
the liberal arts disciplines have always been a mainstay of
its course offerings, and the College of Arts and Sciences
still has the largest enrollment and the largest number of
departments of any of the university’s colleges and schools.
The main campus of the university
occupies over 1,800 acres and is shared with a sister
institution, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
Together the two institutions and their branch and satellite
campuses comprise the Texas Tech University System. This
Compliance Certification applies only to Texas Tech
University. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
successfully passed through the SACS reaffirmation of
accreditation process last year. Texas Tech University also
has satellite campuses at Reese Center, located about 10
miles west of the main campus, and East Campus, located in
northeast Lubbock (site of the International Textile
Center). The university also has a campus at Junction, Texas
and offers classes at sites in Abilene, Amarillo,
Fredericksburg, and Highland Lakes (Marble Falls).
Texas Tech University is classified as
a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research
University-Extensive. The university’s sponsored research
funding for 2002 was $53.6 million and funding for 2003 was
document is the Certification of Compliance of Texas Tech
University, intended for
reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
This document contains the
University’s responses to the 11 Core Requirements, 53
Comprehensive Standards, and 8 Federal Requirements set forth by
SACS. This document restates each Core Requirement,
Comprehensive Standard, and Federal Requirement exactly as it appears in
the SACS “Principles
in the same order and using the same sequential numbering
scheme appearing in the SACS document.
To access the
University-level response for each Core Requirement,
Comprehensive Standard, and Federal Requirement, simply
go to the link listed below and Click on the item number or
on the blue "Click here for response" line.
The TTU responses to
SACS core requirements can be accessed here:
The TTU responses to
SACS comprehensive standards can be accessed here:
The TTU responses to
Federal Requirements can be accessed here:
To return to the cover
page of the TTU compliance report, go here:
In many cases, there are responses from areas and units
within the university as well. Areas and units within the
University for which separate responses were required may be
found in the university organizational structure. Under the
president are the following:
Since most of the educational mission
of the University takes place under the office of the
Provost, responses were required in many cases from
sub-units under the office of the provost (see the
organizational chart for the provost’s office
* The College
of Mass Communication was separated from the College of Arts
and Sciences effective September 1, 2004. For purposes of
this report, Mass Communications is considered as a unit of
the College of Arts and Sciences.
sub-unit responses are found by clicking on the sub-unit
name. This leads to the sub-unit’s report, specifically to
the location of their response to the Core Requirement,
Comprehensive Standard, and Federal Requirement under consideration.
anywhere on the SACS guideline from within a sub-unit report
returns you to the main TTU response report.
anywhere on the SACS guideline from within TTU response report,
will returns you to the main SACS Core Requirement,
Comprehensive Standard, or Federal Requirement section.
sub-unit responses may be found in the webpage “Unit Documentation”
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