Registration and Accreditation History
UTT's commitment to external evaluation saw the university first registered for one year with the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) on June 10, 2008. This period allowed the university to strengthen its Quality Management System and fully establish an institutional research capacity. Subsequently, UTT was re-registered by ACTT for a further three years, June 10, 2009 - June 9, 2012.
In December 2010, UTT received initial accreditation by ACTT for a period of seven years and in December 2017, UTT attained continuing institutional accreditation for a further seven years. Accredited institutions are not required to re-register during the period of institutional accreditation.
The Self-Study Process
To prepare for periodic external evaluation, UTT embarks on a comprehensive, institution-wide self-evaluation process which begins about two years prior to the site visit by the team of higher education experts appointed by ACTT. A Steering Committee is established to lead the initiative during which a number of sub-committees comprising faculty and staff collaborate to produce a Self-Study Report.
The process utilises feedback from students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders. It assesses teaching and learning effectiveness; student satisfaction, employee satisfaction and engagement; student performance; graduate achievement; governance and leadership; resource allocation and other indicators.
The self-study report identifies challenges where they exist and develops strategies to address them. This report is then presented to ACTT and the external evaluation team reviews it and conducts a comprehensive site visit over several days. Following the University’s last evaluation in December 2017, the team concluded that UTT continued to meet or exceed all the criteria for accreditation and recommended that the University should be accredited for the maximum period of seven years. In the ACTT External Evaluation Report to UTT, the report noted:
"UTT is a young institution of higher learning, tracing its formal origins only to 2004. This observation alone makes UTT’s current depth and breadth of programmes, services and accomplishments all the more impressive. Team members wish to recognise the faculty, staff, Board, and administrative leadership for so much that has been accomplished in such a short amount of time". (2017 ACTT Report to UTT)
Click on the following links to access UTT's Self-Study Report in summary or the full report.
Click here to download Summary of Self-Study Report 2017 - Summary
Click here to download Self-Study Report 2017 - FINAL
Click here to download the Self-Study 2010 Report - SUMMARY
Click here to download the Self-Study 2010 Report - FINAL
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