STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

UPR - HUMACAO
Avenida Jose E. Aguiar Aramburu Carretera 908 Km 1.2
Call Box 860
Humacao, PR 00792
Phone: (787) 850-0000; Fax: (787) 852-4638
www.uprh.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Efrain Vazquez Vera, Chancellor
System: University of Puerto Rico Central Administration
Dr. Uroyoan Walker, President
G.P.O. Box 4984-G
San Juan, PR 00936
Phone: (787) 759-6061; Fax: (787) 759-6917
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 3845 Undergraduate
Control: Public
Affiliation: Government-State- Puerto Rico
Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate - Diverse Fields
Approved Degree Levels: Associate's, Bachelor's;
Distance Education Programs: Not Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Other Accreditors: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education NCATE until 2017 then will be Council for Accreditation of Educators Preparation (CAEP); National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Inc; ABET; Council on Social Work Education; Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications; American Chemistry Society
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: None
Other Instructional Sites: None
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1962
Last Reaffirmed: June 23, 2011

Most Recent Commission Action:
June 26, 2014: To accept the monitoring report. To remind the institution of its obligation to ensure timely production of audited financial statements. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
June 23, 2011: To accept the monitoring report, to note that an evaluation visit took place, to remove probation, and reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report due by March 1, 2012 documenting further progress in (1) strengthening institutional resources and developing alternative forms of income, including institutional pro-forma budgets that demonstrate the institution's ability to generate a balanced budget for fiscal years 2012 through 2014, including the personnel, compensation, and other assumptions on which these budgets are based (Standard 3); (2) steps taken to ensure timely production of audited financial statements for FY 2011 and subsequent years (Standard 3); (3) further steps taken to improve communication and shared governance, especially in documenting how campus input is solicited and considered in decision making at the System level; (4) evidence of further implementation of the UPR Action Plan, including evidence that the action plan is being assessed and data is used for improvements; (5) evidence that steps have been taken to assure continuity and stability of institutional leadership, particularly in times of governmental transitions; (6) evidence that communication between the Central Administration and the institution, is clear, timely, accurate, and made available to all constituents; and (7) evidence of further progress in implementing a procedure for the periodic objective assessment of the Board of Trustees (Standard 4). The Periodic Review Report will be due June 1, 2016.
June 28, 2012: To accept the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
October 1, 2012: To accept the supplemental information report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
June 13, 2013: To request, in accordance with the Commission's policy on Public Communication in the Accrediting Process, a supplemental information report, due July 10, 2013, that addresses the impact on institutional leadership of the recent changes in governance and administration, and actions planned or taken by the University to ensure ongoing compliance with Standards 4, 5 and 6. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
June 25, 2013: To note that an extension has been granted for the submission of a supplemental information report that addresses the impact on institutional leadership of the recent changes in governance and administration, and actions planned or taken by the University to ensure ongoing compliance with Standards 4, 5 and 6. The supplemental information report is now due August 1, 2013. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
July 26, 2013: To request a supplemental information report due September 13, 2013, addressing the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) action of April 27-28, 2013. To remind the institution of the supplemental information report, due August 1, 2013, addressing the impact on institutional leadership of the recent changes in governance and administration, and actions planned or taken by the University to ensure ongoing compliance with Standards 4, 5 and 6. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016
November 21, 2013: To accept the supplemental information report. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2014, documenting evidence of an independent audit for FY2013, with evidence of follow-up on any concerns cited in the audit's accompanying management letter for both FY2012 and FY2013 (Standard 3). To remind the institution of its obligation to ensure timely production of audited financial statements. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016
November 21, 2013: To accept the supplemental information report addressing the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) action.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020 - 2021

Next Periodic Review Report: 2016

Date Printed: May 4, 2016

DEFINITIONS

Branch Campus - A location of an institution that is geographically apart and independent of the main campus of the institution. The location is independent if the location: offers courses in educational programs leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential; has its own faculty and administrative or supervisory organization; and has its own budgetary and hiring authority.

Additional Location - A location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of an educational program. ANYA ("Approved but Not Yet Active") indicates that the location is included within the scope of accreditation but has not yet begun to offer courses. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have begun at this location.

Other Instructional Sites - A location, other than a branch campus or additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit.

Distance Education Programs - Fully Approved, Approved (one program approved) or Not Approved indicates whether or not the institution has been approved to offer diploma/certificate/degree programs via distance education (programs for which students could meet 50% or more of the requirements of the program by taking distance education courses). Per the Commission's Substantive Change policy, Commission approval of the first two Distance Education programs is required to be "Fully Approved." If only one program is approved by the Commission, the specific name of the program will be listed in parentheses after "Approved."

Commission actions are explained in the policy Accreditation Actions.