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WASC Re-Accreditation Update Faculty Senate Council. May 13, 2009. WASC site visit . WASC Visiting team at SCU Oct. 20 - 22, 2009 Visiting Team will Interview key individuals Hold meetings with key groups Team is seeking to Verify information in report and exhibits

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may 13 2009

WASC Re-Accreditation Update

Faculty Senate Council

May 13, 2009

wasc site visit
WASC site visit
  • WASC Visiting team at SCU Oct. 20 - 22, 2009
  • Visiting Team will
    • Interview key individuals
    • Hold meetings with key groups
  • Team is seeking to
    • Verify information in report and exhibits
    • Clarify areas that are confusing
    • Explore matters of institutional focus
    • Probe about areas of concern
    • Learn about climate and culture
visiting team and fsc
Visiting Team and FSC
  • Visiting Team will meet with FSC representatives
    • Separate meetings with other faculty leaders, administrators, staff, students, etc.
  • When?
    • Wednesday October 21, 2009
    • Probable time: 3:30
    • Locations TBD
meetings with visiting team
Meetings with Visiting Team
  • Meetings may take several forms
    • Straight Q & A
    • Mini questionnaires
    • Fishbowls
    • Observation of regular meeting process
  • Typical format
    • twomembers of visiting team meet with groups of 8 - 12 faculty
  • Meetings last about 45 minutes
  • Visiting Team will also hold open meetings for all faculty
    • no administrators invited
  • WASC will establish confidential email account for comments
who s on the visiting team
Who’s on the Visiting Team?
  • Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., President, Seattle University
  • Ronald K. Barrett, Professor of Psychology, Loyola Marymount University
  • Diane F. Halpern, Professor of Psychology, Claremont McKenna College
  • William M. Plater, Chancellor’s Professor, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Rana Glasgal, Associate Vice Provost, Stanford University
  • Barbara Gross Davis, Assistant Vice Provost, University of California, Berkeley
  • TBD (finance, graduate/professional programs)
team expertise
Team member

Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.

Ronald K. Barrett

Diane F. Halpern

William M. Plater

Rana Glasgal

Barbara Gross Davis


Team Expertise

CCC, Jesuit Education

Inclusive Excellence

Teaching and Learning

Teaching Scholar

Information Systems, Planning, IR

Teaching and Learning

Finance, Graduate/Professional Programs

Team Expertise
what will wasc team ask
What will WASC team ask?
  • SCU’s three selected themes for self study
    • Competence, Conscience, Compassion
    • Teaching Scholar Model
    • Inclusive Excellence
  • WASC’s four standards and 42 Criteria for Review
    • Document review
    • Student Success, Student Learning

Retention, graduation rates, learning outcomes

  • SCU’s response to WASC’s 2000 Commission Action Letter
  • See ANGEL site for draft Capacity Report
does scu meet wasc s four standards
Institutional Purpose, Educational Objectives; Integrity, Diversity

Teaching, Learning, Scholarship

Resources and Organizational Structures; faculty, staff, financial stability, library

Planning processes, quality improvement systems aligned with mission

See Introductory Essay and Appendices for Standards and Criteria for Review

Does SCU meet WASC’s Four Standards?
how s our student success
Retention rate

Disaggregated retention rate

Four year & six year graduation rate

Disaggregated graduation rate


Among the highest in the US

No significant difference when disaggregated by race, gender, ethnicity

80.3% and 85%

Among the highest in US

No significant difference

See Appendixes and Data Tables

How’s our “student success”?
commission action letter 1999
Five areas needing attention in ‘99


Assessment of student


Program review

Counseling Psychology & Education


Progress since last visit

Gradual increase in representation of Hispanic, Latino, African American students

All departments submit annual report (since 2003)

All departments have completed one program review; new cycle begins 2010

New structure, more faculty

New Learning Commons

Commission Action Letter 1999
wasc returns in two years for eer
WASC returns in two years for EER
  • October 2009 WASC Capacity Report
    • Asks “what”?
    • Structures, processes, infrastructures
  • February 2011 Educational Effectiveness Report
    • Asks “how well”?
    • Student learning, institutional learning
scu wasc committee participants
SCU WASC committee participants

WASC Chairs

  • Diane Jonte-Pace, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
  • Carol Gittens, Director of Assessment
  • Michelle Burnham & Bob Numan/ Betty Young, TSM
  • Manny Velasquez/ Cynthia Mertens, CCC
  • Kitty Murphy / Alma Garcia, IE
wasc steering committee
Carol Gittens

Michelle Burnham

Bob Numan

Manny Velasquez

Kitty Murphy

Paul Soukup

Jeanne Rosenberger

Liz Salzer

Kevin Quinn

Terry Beers

Linda Kamas

Ellen Krietzberg

Steve Chiesa

WASC steering committee
thank you
Thank you!
  • Thanks to the WASC steering and subcommittee members.
  • Thanks to the Faculty Senate Council for support with this process.
  • Contact us with questions:
  • Diane Jonte-Pace, Vice Provost
  • 508-551-7032