This letter is sent in response to your announcement of a search for an Associate Vice President for Accreditation and Quality Assurance at LeTourneau University (LETU). The announcement of this search drew my attention because I am familiar with LETU’s institutional effectiveness, assessment, and accreditation efforts, and I believe my background and experience provide an excellent fit with the credentials you seek. I have a keen interest in promoting LETU’s mission of engaging “learners to nurture Christian virtue, to develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, to integrate faith and work, and to serve the local and global community.” I am certain that I can make a positive contribution in support of this vision as…show more content… We were able to accomplish this distinction despite the fact that the institution had no consistent or formal institutional effectiveness processes in place just 3 years before our compliance report was due for submission. Working diligently and cooperatively with administrators, faculty, and staff, we were able to build a successful assessment and institutional effectiveness program.
As a member of the SACSCOC Self-Study Steering Committee at SFA, I wrote several significant sections of the compliance report, and responses to the off-site committee and visiting committee reports. Furthermore, I have successfully completed the SACSCOC Institutional Effectiveness Evaluator Training, and have served as an institutional effectiveness reviewer and consultant. As Director of the OSLIA, I was responsible for continuously monitoring SACSCOC standards for changes and revisions, and taking appropriate action or advising the Provost of appropriate responses to ensure ongoing institutional compliance. My duties also required that I write and submit reports to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and other agencies. I am currently writing sections of SFA’s SACSCOC Fifth-Year Interim