As designated in the mission statement, Texas A&M University at Galveston is a special-purpose institution of higher education for undergraduate and graduate instruction in marine and maritime studies in science, engineering and business and for research and public service related to the general field of marine resources. The institution is under the management and control of the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System, with degrees offered under the name and authority of Texas A&M University at College Station.

As a branch campus of Texas A&M University, the Galveston Campus is included in Texas A&M’s accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate and professional levels. Due to this alignment, the Galveston campus is included in all assessment practices within the larger university.

The goal of our campus level assessment initiatives is to use data to make informed decisions about teaching, learning, program delivery, equity, and overall institutional effectiveness. Engaging in systematic, integrated, and thoughtful assessment of student learning, the student learning experience, and administrative and support functions helps our campus to ensure a high-quality, equitable experience for all students.

The Galveston campus is committed to this endeavor and to assisting our faculty and staff in the continuous improvement of their programs and processes. These processes are coordinated and communicated by a campus steering committee: