Delays Prompted by Difference Over Assessment Strategy Led to Probation for Texas Tech

By PAUL BASKEN and KATHERINE MANGAN

A regional accreditor that placed Texas Tech University on probation said the university failed to turn in data on time to show that the curriculum meets college-level competencies.

University officials said they did not have enough time to compile the information because the accreditor found fault with the assessment strategy the university submitted in September 2006. It didn't let the university know that it needed