Institutional Planning & Accreditation

Our Purpose

The Office of Institutional Planning & Accreditation supports Austin Community College’s compliance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) policies and standards. Institutional accreditation by SACSCOC is necessary for the College to participate in federal financial aid for students and guarantee the transfer of credits to other colleges/universities. In addition, the Office is responsible for continuous improvement and manages the development and maintenance of ongoing Institutional Planning and Program Review to support ACC’s Strategic Plan, the Chancellor’s Priorities, and ensure compliance with federal, state, regional, and College requirements.

What We Do

The Office of Institutional Planning & Accreditation oversees two key areas for the College:

Institutional Planning


Our Team

Misty Rasmussen
Associate Dean, Institutional Planning & Accreditation

Kelly Rausch
Director, Institutional Planning & Evaluation

Charity Benford
Coordinator, Institutional Effectiveness

Maggie Maher
Coordinator; Accreditation, Assessment, & Planning

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