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Selected Exhibits Cross-referenced to WASC Standards
 
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Standard 2:  Achieving Educational Objectives Through Core Functions

 

 
Teaching and Learning

 
Scholarship and Creative Activity

 
Support for Student Learning

The institution achieves its institutional purposes and attains its educational objectives through the core functions of teaching and learning, scholarship and creative activity, and support for student learning.  It demonstrates that these core functions are performed effectively and that they support one another in the institution's efforts to attain educational effectiveness.

UC Santa Cruz Standard 2 Reflective Essay

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Teaching and Learning
Click each of the Criteria for Review to read the UC Santa Cruz response.

WASC Guidelines
The content, length, and standards of the institution's academic programs conform to recognized disciplinary or professional standards and are subject to peer review.


WASC Guidelines
Competencies required for graduation are reflected in course syllabi for both General Education and the major.

Baccalaureate programs engage students in an integrated course of study of sufficient breadth and depth to prepare them for work, citizenship, and a fulfilling life.  These programs also ensure the development of core learning abilities and competencies including, but not limited to, college-level written and oral communication; college-level quantitative skills; information literacy; and the habit of critical analysis of data and argument. In addition, baccalaureate programs actively foster an understanding of diversity; civic responsibility; the ability to work with others; and the capability to engage in lifelong learning. Baccalaureate programs also ensure breadth for all students in the areas of cultural and aesthetic, social and political, as well as scientific and technical knowledge expected of educated persons in this society. Finally, students are required to engage in an in-depth, focused, and sustained program of study as part of their baccalaureate programs.

The institution has a program of General Education that is integrated throughout the curriculum, including at the upper division level, consisting of a minimum of 45 semester credit hours (or the equivalent), together with significant study in depth in a given area of knowledge (typically described in terms of a major).

Graduate programs are consistent with the purpose and character of their institutions; are in keeping with the expectations of their respective disciplines and professions; and are described through nomenclature that is appropriate to the several levels of graduate and professional degrees offered. Graduate curricula are visibly structured to include active involvement with the literature of the field and ongoing student engagement in research and/or appropriate high-level professional practice and training experiences. Additionally, admission criteria to graduate programs normally include a baccalaureate degree in an appropriate undergraduate program.

The institution employs at least one full-time faculty member for each graduate degree program offered.


WASC Guidelines
The use of information and learning resources beyond textbooks is evidenced in syllabi throughout the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.





WASC Guidelines
The institution incorporates in its assessment of educational objectives results with respect to student achievement, including program completion, license examination, and placement rates results.

 

Scholarship and Creative Activity
Click each of the Criteria for Review to read the UC Santa Cruz response.



Support for Student Learning
Click each of the Criteria for Review to read the UC Santa Cruz response.



WASC Guidelines
Recruiting and admission practices, academic calendars, publications, and advertising are accurate, current, disclosing, and are readily available to support student needs.



 

 

         

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