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Standards for Accreditation and Steering Committee

StandardDescription Members
Standard I - Mission and GoalsThe institution’s mission defines its purpose within the context of higher education, the students it serves, and what it intends to accomplish. The institution’s stated goals are clearly linked to its mission and specify how the institution fulfills its mission.Dr. Nancy V. Vicente Vélez
Standard II - Ethics and IntegrityEthics and integrity are central, indispensable, and defining hallmarks of effective higher education institutions. in all activities, whether internal or external, an institution must be faithful to its mission, honor its contracts and commitments, adhere to its policies, and represent itself truthfully.Dr. José Ferrer
Dr. Anidza Valentín Rodríguez
Standard III - Design and Delivery of the Student Learning ExperienceAn institution provides students with learning experiences that are characterized by rigor and coherence at all programs, certificate, and degree levels, regardless of instructional modality. All learning experiences, regardless of modality, program pace/schedule, level, and setting are consistent with higher education expectations.Dr. Francisco Monroig
Standard IV -
Support of the Student Experience
Across all educational experiences, settings, levels, and instructional modalities, the institution recruits and admits students whose interests, abilities, experiences, and goals are congruent with its mission and educational offerings. The institution commits to student retention, persistence, completion, and success through a coherent and effective support system sustained by qualified professionals, which enhances the quality of the learning environment, contributes to the educational experience, and fosters student success.Dr. Jonathan Muñoz
Standard V - Educational Effectiveness AssessmentAssessment of student learning and achievement demonstrates that the institution’s students have accomplished educational goals consistent with their program of study, degree level, the institution’s mission, and appropriate expectations for institutions of higher education.Dr. Rosita Rivera
Standard VI - Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement The institution’s planning processes, resources, and structures are aligned with each other and are sufficient to fulfill its mission and goals, to continuously assess and improve its programs and services, and to respond effectively to opportunities and challenges.Dra. Edly Santiago
Standard VII - Governance, Leadership, and AdministrationThe institution is governed and administered in a manner that allows it to realize its stated mission and goals in a way that effectively benefits the institution, its students, and the other constituencies it serves. Even when supported by or affiliated with the institution has education as its primary purpose, and it operates as an academic institution with appropriate autonomy.Dra. Nancy V. Vicente Vélez Dr. José Ferrer

Working Groups

Committee MembersDepartment Email
Standard I - Mission and Goals
Dr. Nancy V. Vicente Vélez, Interim Dean of Academic Affairs
nancyv.vicente@upr.edu
Dr. Edwin J. Asencio PagánSocial Sciencesedwin.asencio@upr.edu
Dr. Pedro M. Vásquez UrbanoMathematical Sciencespedro.vasquez@upr.edu
Standard II - Ethics and Integrity
Dr. Anidza Valentín Rodríguez, Library Director
anidza.valentin@upr.edu
Dr. José R. Ferrer López, CREAD Coordinator
jose.ferrer2@upr.edu
Dr. Luz I. Gracia MoralesBusiness Administrationluz.gracia1@@upr.edu
Standard III - Design and Delivery of Student Learning Experience
Dr. Francisco M. Monroig Saltar, Director Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
franciscom.monroig@upr.edu
Dr. Frances J. Santiago TorresHumanitiesfrancesj.santiago@upr.edu
Dr. María L. Plaza DelestreFood and Science Technologymaria.plaza@upr.edu
Dr. Mayra I. Méndez PiñeroIndustrial Engineeringmayra.mendez@upr.edu
Miss Giomarie M. Pérez AgostiniAnimal Science (Student)giomarie.perez@upr.edu
Prof. Wanda I. Negrón RíosBusiness Administrationwandai.negron@upr.edu
Standard IV Support of Student Experiences
Dr. Jonathan Muñoz Barreto
jonathan.munoz@upr.edu
Dr. Mayra González OrnesCounseling and Psychological Services Associate Directormayra.gonzalez1@upr.edu
Mrs. Enid Mora HortaEconomic Assistance Directorenid.mora@upr.edu
Mrs. Margarita Carlo CuebasActing Placement Directormargarita.carlo@upr.edu
Mrs. Xenia Ramírez ColónRegistry and Admissions Directorxenia.ramirez@upr.edu
Mr. Alvin A. Vélez AcevedoAccounting (Student)alvin.velez1@upr.edu
Standard V - Educational Effectiveness Assessment
Dr. Rosita L. Rivera Rodríguez
rosita.rivera1@upr.edu
Dr. Edly Santiago AndinoAgricultural Educationedly.santiago@upr.edu
Dr. Lourdes Méndez CruzNursing lourdes.mendez1@upr.edu
Dr. Luz I. Gracia MoralesBusiness Administrationluz.gracia1@upr.edu
Standard VI - Budgeting, Resources, and Institutional Improvement
Dr. Edly Santiago Andino, Assesment Coordinator College of Agriculture
edly.santiago@upr.edu
Arch. Jorge D. Méndez HernándezSpecial Advisor to the Dean of Administrationjorged.mendez@upr.edu
Dr. Salvador Acuña GuzmánAgricultural and Biosystems Engineeringsalvador.acuna@upr.edu
Mr. Edwin A. González ArcelayBusiness Administrationedwin.gonzalez7@upr.edu
Ms. Jeannette A. González ArcelayUPR Budget Interim Directorjy.rosado@upr.edu
Ms. Rocío Zapata MedinaSpecial Advisor to the Chancellorrocio.zapata@upr.edu
Ms. Zobeida López RiveraDirector of Financezobeida.lopez@upr.edu
Standard VII - Governance, Leadership, and Administration
Dr. José R. Ferrer López, CREAD Coordinator
jose.ferrer2@upr.edu
Dr. Nancy V. Vicente Vélez, Interim Dean of Academic Affairs
nancyv.vicente@upr.edu
Dr. Marco A. De Jesús RuizChemistrymarco.dejesus@upr.edu
Dr. Anderson BrownHumanitiesanderson.brown@upr.edu