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  UCSC is scheduled for reaffirmation of accreditation in 2004 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Since the last time the campus was accredited in 1994, the review process has been revised considerably. Under the new process, each institution is asked to propose a self-study that is focused on issues germane to its particular mission, stage of development and institutional context. There is considerable leeway in selecting topics, although there must be an emphasis on undergraduate educational effectiveness and demonstration of student learning.

The purpose of WASC’s revised approach to institutional review is to provide institutions with a review cycle more connected to each institution’s context and stage of development, more aligned with institutional priorities, and more focused on educational effectiveness.

Our proposal, which will guide the entire review process, is due in Spring 2002, with an Institutional Capacity review scheduled for Spring 2004 and an Educational Effectiveness review planned in Spring 2005.

The campus WASC Review Steering Committee, co-chaired by Vice Provost & Dean Bill Ladusaw and Academic Senate Vice-Chair Faye Crosby, will develop the educational effectiveness review documents in support of the next visiting team visit.

Guidelines for this process are highlighted in the campus document, "Description of the New WASC Accreditation Process" (PDF), and can also be found in their entirety on the WASC website at: http://www.wascweb.org/senior/handbook.pdf.

 

 
 
Accreditation Process  [Overview]
 
Regional WASC website
WASC Handbook
[pdf]

Download WASC Requirements in pdf
WASC Evidence Guide [pdf]

WASC Contact Information:
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 748-9001
  Committees

EVC Simpson's Appointment Letter and Process Paper [pdf]

List of WASC Committee Members

WASC Visiting Teams [pdf]

 

  Latest Updates

News

WASC accepts UCSC December 2010 Interim Report with recommendations and commendations [pdf, 1/19/11]

Reaccreditation process served internal, external purposes [UCSC Currents, 9/19/05]

Accreditation committee report submitted to campus, available online [UCSC Currents, 3/14/05]

Accreditation committee to meet with administration, faculty [UCSC Currents, 1/31/05]

Accreditation team visits UCSC [UCSC Currents, 2/16/04]

Accreditation team will visit UCSC on February 4-6 [UCSC Currents, 1/26/04]

VPDUE Goff 9/2003 presentation at fall leadership conference [printable version]

VPDUE Goff 12/2000 UCSC submission for Report to the Legislature [pdf].

UC Systemwide 3/2001 Report to the Legislature [pdf]

 

 
Campus Presentation  [Overview]
 
Timeline 2001-2003
 
Institutional Proposal


Final Proposal
[pdf]
 
  Preparatory Review

 

Preparatory Review Report [pdf]

Executive Summary [pdf]

Introduction [pdf]

Reflective Essays:
1. Defining Institutional Purpose and Ensuring Educational Objectives [pdf]
2. Achieving Educational Objectives Through Core Functions [pdf]
3. Developing and Applying Resources and Organizational Structures to Ensure Sustainability [pdf]
4. Creating an Organization Committed to Learning and Improvement [pdf]

Conclusion [pdf]



Institutional Portfolio
1. Basic Descriptive Data
2. Stipulated Policies
3. Selected Exhibits Cross-referenced to WASC Standards
  1. Defining Institutional Purpose and Ensuring Educational Objectives
  2. Achieving Educational Objectives Through Core Functions
  3. Developing and Applying Resources and Organizational Structures to Ensure Sustainability
  4. Creating an Organization Committed to Learning and Improvement

4. Response to Previous WASC Accreditation


Preparatory review site visit actions & timeline and site visit schedule
 

  Educational Effectiveness Review

Educational Effectiveness Report [pdf]

Executive Summary [pdf]

Educational Effectiveness Approach [pdf]

Analytical Essays:
1. Undergraduate Engagement [pdf]
2. Graduate Growth [pdf]

Integrative Essay [pdf]


Appendices
1. Evidentiary Exhibits

  1. Admissions, enrollment, and retention/graduation information

  2. Strategic planning at UC Santa Cruz

  3. WASC Steering Committee and educational effectiveness working groups

  4. Consultative process for the educational effectiveness review

  5. Inventory of educational effectiveness indicators

  6. Overview of current and proposed assessments

  7. Program review process

  8. A UC Santa Cruz snapshot: 1992-93 and 2002-03

  9. Surveys of undergraduate student engagement—a summary of UC Santa Cruz results

  10. Undergraduate field studies and internships—analysis and recommendations

  11. Freshman Discovery Seminar pilot program

  12. Capstone/senior exit requirements—analysis and recommendations

  13. Objectives and requirements for the Bachelor degree at UC Santa Cruz

  14. Undergraduate academic advising—analysis and recommendations

  15. Graduate program development—a history and prospectus

  16. Graduate enrollment at comparison institutions

  17. Proposed timeline and milestones associated with graduate program effectiveness research

2. WASC Summary Data Form

3. References


Educational effectiveness site visit schedule

Campus response to Visiting Team Report [pdf]

 

 
WASC Response
 
WASC Response to Institutional Proposal [pdf]   Preparatory Review Visiting Team Report
WASC Commission Preparatory Review Action
  Educational Effectiveness Review Visiting Team Report
WASC Commission Action
 
 
Interim Report
 
2010 Interim Report [pdf]
2010 Interim Report (with attachments) [pdf]
  WASC Commission Action   Next scheduled visits and reports

 

         

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