UF’s Tim Brophy earns high honor for developing and maintaining academic standards
UF Director of Institutional Assessment Timothy Brophy was recognized for his years of excellence in developing and maintaining academic standards by the national accreditation body whose members are primarily higher education institutions in the South.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) awarded Brophy the Carol A. Luthman Meritorious Service Award. The award is presented to individuals whose volunteerism and commitment to the best principles of the academy and of accreditation personify the ideals of the Commission. It is named for a former staff member who served the Commission for more than 30 years and who was also staff liaison to the SACSCOC Board.
At UF, Brophy oversees comprehensive student assessment standards to inform and adapt curriculum changes that will help students succeed. UF’s decentralized and robust approach covers more than 500 academic programs and more than 3,000 student outcomes.
Learning outcomes for undergraduate classes fall under three main categories: content, critical thinking and communication. Graduate and professional programs measure outcomes specific to disciplinary knowledge, professional skills, and professional behaviors.
"This recognition highlights Tim’s important role in shaping students' education here at UF and his dedication to maintaining high standards of excellence for universities in the region," said Joe Glover, UF provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Last year, UF earned the country’s highest honor for its assessment of student learning outcomes, granted by members of the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities (APLU), National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), and the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U).
Each year, SACSCOC recognizes leadership and service to the Commission with three awards – the James T. Rogers Distinguished Leadership Award, the Carol A. Luthman Meritorious Service Awards, and the Demetria N. Gibbs Outstanding Chair Award.