University of Puerto Rico at Utuado Self-Study Accreditation Process
The Self-study “demonstrates an institution’s commitment to continuous improvement and is used to strengthen and sustain the institution.” (MSCHE Website)
The University of Puerto Rico at Utuado will undergo the self-study process in preparation for the accreditation review by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The process allows the institution to reflect on what it does and ensures the regular assessment of the effectiveness of its work. As part of this process, the institution engages in an analysis of the priorities that it has identified in order to continue serving its students and the community.
Institutional Priorities of the University of Puerto Rico at Utuado
- Strengthening of Academic Programs. The institution will promote educational innovation by renewing its academic offerings integrating new learning competencies, such as entrepreneurship, self-management, community service, and research.
- Increase Student Enrollment. The UPR-Utuado seeks to increase its enrollment by focusing on two main strategies, increasing recruitment and improving retention.
- Developing and Offering of Distance Education Programs. With the developing and offering of distance education programs the institution will provide dynamic educational experiences to afford students opportunities for personal and professional enrichment.
- New Sources of Income through Research Development and Philanthropy. The University will promote sustainable development in all its services and programs through the search for external resources to meet current needs and serve as a model to serve future needs.