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The Office of Accreditation and Education Effectiveness (OAEE)

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About Us

The Office of Accreditation and Education Effectiveness (OAEE) is responsible for overseeing accreditation processes and ensuring the effectiveness of educational programs. Our primary focus is to maintain and enhance the quality of education provided at Baylor College of Medicine. 

Our mission at Baylor College of Medicine is to provide guidance, support and resources to help faculty and staff create and implement effective changes while ensuring the highest quality of education for our students.

Our purpose is to promote academic excellence and innovation through accreditation and education effectiveness. We strive to foster a culture of continuous improvement and to provide resources and support for faculty and staff to develop and implement effective educational programs that prepare students for success.

Responsibilities:

The Office of Accreditation and Education Effectiveness supports the Baylor College of Medicine education enterprise by:

  • Facilitating institutional accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and monitoring ongoing compliance with SACSCOC principles of accreditation
  • Providing support for program-level specialized accreditation
  • Coordinating ongoing assessment of educational programs and the college quality enhancement plan (QEP)
  • Conducting and reporting the results of academic program reviews
  • Conducting general institutional research and data analysis
  • Reporting key academic performance metrics to federal, state, and professional organizations
  • Providing process expertise in the approval of substantial changes 
  • Managing educational affiliation agreements, observerships, and external learners

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People
First Name
Ricardo
Last Name
Mercado
Director of Accreditation and Education Effectiveness
First Name
Qiong
Last Name
Zhou
Lead, Accreditation
First Name
Caroline
Middle Name
L.
Last Name
Young
Honorific Title
Ed.D., CPHQ
Lead, Accreditation
First Name
Elizabeth
Last Name
De Los Rios
Honorific Title
MEd
Accreditation Project Manager
First Name
Michael
Middle Name
Anthony
Last Name
Rodriguez
Accreditation Associate
First Name
Palmira
Last Name
Britton-Wilson
Coordinator, Business Operations
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TopicContact
Academic Program ReviewsCaroline Young
Accreditation Project Management SupportRicky Mercado
Affiliation Agreements - EducationPalmira Britton-Wilson
Data Management and DashboardsQiong Zhou
External and Internal ReportingQiong Zhou
Education EffectivenessCaroline Young
Institutional ResearchQiong Zhou
LCME AccreditationLiz De Los Rios
Nuventive PlatformCaroline Young
Outcomes AssessmentCaroline Young
Observers and Outside LearnersPalmira Britton-Wilson
SACSCOC AccreditationMichael Rodriguez
Specialized/Programmatic AccreditationRicky Mercado
Substantive ChangesMichael Rodriguez
SurveysQiong Zhou