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 2000-2004 WASC Accreditation  

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Campus Presentation
 
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]
 

         
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Presentation Overview

The new 2001 WASC Handbook of Accreditation outlines a three-phase review process:
 
Phase I:
Institutional Proposal
Phase II:
Preparatory Review
Phase III:
Educational Effectiveness Review

Timeline 2001-2003


The campus' Institutional Proposal was approved by WASC in Fall 2002.  It outlines our plan for the subsequent two phases of the accreditation. The submission of the proposal is followed by the Preparatory Review, a self-assessment of our base-line preparation or “Institutional Capacity” to meet the “Core Commitments” required by WASC and to undergo the next phase in the review process. In the final phase, the Educational Effectiveness Review, the self-study report focuses on assessing how well we are meeting specific educational objectives in three self-study topic areas as identified in our Institutional Proposal. These are:

• Growth and Improvement of Graduate Student Programs
• Enhance Undergraduate Academic Engagement
• Improving Program Review Procedures

The Preparatory Review self-study culminates with a site visit in February 2004, by an external team of peer reviewers. The accreditation process will conclude with the submission of the Educational Effectiveness self-study and a final site visit in February 2005.

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

 

         

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