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Selected Exhibits Cross-referenced to WASC Standards
 
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Standard 1:  Defining Institutional Purposes and Ensuring Educational Objectives

 

 
Institutional Purposes

 
Integrity

The institution defines its purposes and establishes educational objectives aligned with its purposes and character.  It has a clear and conscious sense of its essential values and character, its distinctive elements, its place in the higher education community, and its relationship to society at large. Through its purposes and educational objectives, the institution dedicates itself to higher learning, the search for truth, and the dissemination of knowledge. The institution functions with integrity and autonomy.

UC Santa Cruz Standard 1 Reflective Essay

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Institutional Purposes
Click each of the Criteria for Review to read the UC Santa Cruz response.

WASC Guidelines
The institution has a published mission statement that clearly describes its purposes. The institution�s purposes fall within recognized academic areas and/or disciplines, or are subject to peer review within the framework of generally recognized academic disciplines or areas of practice.


WASC Guidelines
The institution has published educational objectives that are consistent with its purposes.



Integrity
Click each of the Criteria for Review to read the UC Santa Cruz response.

WASC Guidelines
The institution has published or has readily-available policies on academic freedom. For those institutions that strive to instill specific beliefs and world views, policies clearly state conditions, and ensure these conditions are consistent with academic freedom. Due Process procedures are disseminated, demonstrating that faculty and students are protected in their quest for truth.


WASC Guidelines
The institution has demonstrated institutional commitment to the principles enunciated in the WASC Statement on Diversity.


WASC Guidelines
The institution has no history of interference in substantive decisions or educational functions by political, religious, corporate, or other external bodies outside the institution's own governance arrangements.


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The institution has published or readily-available policies on student grievances and complaints, refunds, etc. and has no history of adverse findings against it with respect to violation of these policies. Records of student complaints are maintained for a six-year period. The institution clearly defines and distinguishes between the different types of credits it offers and between degree and non-degree credit, and accurately identifies the type and meaning of the credit awarded in its transcripts.


WASC Guidelines
The institution has published or readily-available grievance procedures for faculty, staff, and students. Its finances are regularly audited by external agencies.


 

 

         

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